Northern Arizona University is seeking elementary and middle grade Out-of-School Time STEM practitioners to participate in a study of effective practices for emergent bilingual learners, Native American learners, and learners who are experiencing physical disabilities. We ask for three years of experience for participation in these focus groups.
The study seeks to understand:
- What are effective practices for supporting the underserved learners in STEM learning in OST environments?
- How well prepared are OST educators to meet the needs of youth experiencing physical disabilities, Native Americans, and emergent bilingual learners?
- What support is most needed by OST educators to meet the needs of youth who are emergent bilingual learners, Native American, and/or experience physical disabilities in order to facilitate effective STEM learning?
You will receive a $50 gift card for participating.
What you need to do:
- Complete a short Focus Group Application detailing your contact information and years of experience.
- Upon selection, you will be contacted to schedule your focus group.
- Participate in a 90 minute virtual discussion (focus group) on Zoom or a similar video conferencing platform with up to 5 other practitioners where you will share your experiences and teaching practices. Priority will be given to those who apply prior to April 26th.
Check out the PLANETS Webpage for more information or contact Joelle Clark, PLANETS 2.0 Principal Investigator, Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Northern Arizona University, Joelle.Clark@nau.edu.