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We congratulate the University of Minnesota's Science Teacher Induction Network as one of the first science and mathematics teacher preparation practices selected in this pilot of promising practices. This was a trial as APLU/SMTI turns attention to defining features of quality in science and mathematics teacher preparation programs. For more information about the selection process, visit: www.aplu.org/SMTI/PP.
Science Teacher Induction Network (TIN) University of Minnesota
The Science Teacher Induction Network (TIN) is an on-line mentoring program for licensure completers from the University of Minnesota in secondary science and mathematics. TIN incorporates reflective journals, topical discussion threads and professional development inquiries that provide a space for first and second year teachers to continue to develop their pedagogical content knowledge and conversation with mentors and peers to promote reform-based classroom practices. Developers of online mentoring programs have used lesson plans, discussion posts, and journal entries as a proxy for direct observations of classroom practice. Recent developments in video annotation methods and tools make the use of video for examining and improving reflective practices increasingly viable within online environments. Through the strategic development and use of video annotation tools within TIN, our beginning teachers’ reflections on their classroom teaching are linked directly to evidence through video as documentation. The integration of VideoAnt into TIN represents a promising practice that promotes the development of reflective practitioners and provides a free and user-friendly on-line platform for sharing and providing feedback on classroom teaching.
Nomination Form for Science Teacher Induction Network Evaluation Summary of TIN Theoretical Framework: Affordance Analysis Theoretical Framework: First and Second Order Barriers
For more information, contact: Gillian Roehrig Co-Director STEM Education Center Associate Professor Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction University of Minnesota 125 Peik Hall 159 Pillsbury Drive SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 Phone: 612-625-0561 Fax: 612-624-8277Email: email@example.com
To learn more, visit: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/stem/
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