- STEM Goes Rural
Thanks to a collaborative, cross-disciplinary team of educators from the College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Science, and College of Technology and funding from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and Lilly Endowment, Purdue University has pioneered a program designed to create highly qualified educators for secondary rural schools in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
- P-12 Assessment Task Force
- A task force is identifying guiding principles to increase assessment literacy throughout Purdue’s teacher education program and specifically each candidate’s ability to assess their impact on student learning. The task force anticipates that its final recommendations will facilitate the development of a national model demonstrating how teacher education programs can prepare candidates to assess student readiness levels, the impact of their instruction on learning, adjust instruction based on data analysis, and improve the learning of all students they teach.
- Co-Teaching Pilot
- Local school corporations and the College of Education are piloting a co-teaching model for elementary education in which student teachers will work alongside the cooperating teacher for a longer clinical experience. The goal of co-teaching is to enhance P-12 student learning, build the instructional skills of Purdue teacher education candidates, and benefit partner schools.