9:45 AM -- 11:45 AM
Needed: More and Better K-12 Math and Science Teachers – Are America’s Universities Responding? (session #244)
The efforts and successes of two high profile national initiatives aggressively targeting the issue of recruiting and preparing more and better math and science teachers into the K-12 teaching profession - The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) Science and Math Teacher Imperative (SMTI) - will be the focus of this session. The esteemed panelists will offer a national view point of these progressive initiatives rounded out by on-the-ground perspectives to inform the audience of the realities, challenges and successes of these transformation efforts.
Elizabeth Lodal, Former Principal, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Virginia; ECS Commissioner
Peter McPherson, President, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, District of Columbia
Valerie Otero, Assistant Professor of Science Education, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado
Mary Ann Rankin, Dean, College of Natural Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Texas
John L. Winn, Program Director, National Math & Science Initiative, Texas