Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network Proposal Development Workshop for the
National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport,
1739 West Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD

March 27-28, 2015


NSF Award Guides and Program Information

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (NSF 15-530)

A Guide for Proposal Writing NSF 04-016

FastLane Electronic Proposal Submission

Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide Part I and II (NSF 15-1)

Proposal Forms Kit (NSF 00-3)

The 2002 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation (NSF 02-057)

Use of NSF’s FastLane/Research.gov for Submitting Proposals and Project Reports

Teacher Preparation (Major Publication/Articles)

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Serving Learners. 2009. Innovation and Reform in Teacher Preparation.
     Report from the AACTE’s 5th Annual Day on the Hill, June 17-18.

Boyd, Donald, Pamela Grossman, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, and James Wyckoff. 2008.
     Teacher Preparation and Student Achievement. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research.

Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States. 2010. Preparing Teachers: Building
     Evidence for Sound Policy. Executive Summary. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

Constantine, Jill, Daniel Player, Tim Silva, Kristin Hallgren, Mary Grider, and John Deke. 2009.
     An Evaluation of Teachers Trained Through Different Routes to Certification. Final Report. Washington, DC: U.S.
     Department of Education. http://www.mathematica-mpr.com/education/teacherprep.asp.

Frank, Jennifer and Nancy Shapiro. 2010. The Leadership Collaborative Retreat. Washington, DC:
     Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. http://www.aplu.org/NetCommunity/Document.Doc?id=2923.

Goldhaber, Dan and Stephanie Liddle. 2012. The Gateway to the Profession: Assessing Teacher
     Preparation Programs Based on Student Achievement. Washington, DC: National Center for Analysis of
     Longitudinal Data in Education Research and the American Institutes for Research.

Greenberg, Julie and Kate Walsh. 2008. No Common Denominator: The Preparation of Elementary Teachers in
     Mathematics by America’s Education School. Executive Summary. Washington, DC: National Council on Teacher Quality.

Hakel, Milton, Judith Koenig, and Stuart Elliot. 2008. Assessing Accomplished Teaching: Advanced-level Certification Programs.
     Washington, DC: National Academies Press. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12224.

Liston, Dan, Jennie Whitcomb, and Hilda Borko. 2009. The End of Education in Teacher Education: Thoughts on
     Reclaiming the Role of Social Foundations in Teacher Education. Journal of Teacher Education, 60(2), 107-111.

MacCallum, Dave and Patti Ross. 2010. Minnesota Teacher Preparation Programs: A Component of the Teacher Preparation
     Project Undertaken for the Minnesota Office in Higher Education. Minneapolis, MN: MacCallum Ross, Inc.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. 2008. Making a Difference in Quality Teaching and Student Achievement.
     Arlington, VA: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. www.nbpts.org/index.cfm?t=downloader.cfm&id=1160.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. 2008. Measuring What Matters: The Effects of National Board
     Certification on Advancing 21st Century Teaching and Learning. Arlington, VA: National Board for Professional Teaching
     Standards. http://www.nbpts.org/resources/publications.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Blue Ribbon Panel on Clinical Preparation and Partnerships for
     Improved Student Learning. 2010. Transforming Teacher Education Through Clinical Practice: A National Strategy to
     Prepare Effective Teachers. Washington, DC: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Office of Educational Access and Success, the Center for 21st Century Universities, and the Center for Advanced
     Communications Policy. 2012. A Review of State-level Programs to Enhance Postsecondary STEM Education
     in the United States. Atlanta, GA: Office of Educational Access and Success.

Poliakoff, Ann, Caitlin Dailey, and Robin White. 2011. Pursuing Excellence in Teacher Preparation:
     Evidence of Institutional Change from Teachers for a New Era Learning Network Universities. Washington, DC:
     Academy for Educational Development. http://niwl.org/pdfs/Pursuing%20Excellence%20in%20Teacher%20Preparation.pdf.

Schmidt, William, Richard Houang, and Leland Cogan. 2011. Preparing Future Math Teachers.
     Science, 332, 1266-1267. http://www.ts-si.org/files/doi101126science1193855.pdf.

Stewart, Vivien. 2011. International Summit on the Teaching Profession. The Asia Society and the U.S. Department of Education.

Tatto, Maria, John Schwille, Sharon Senk, Lawrence Ingvarson, Glenn Rowley, Ray Peck, Kiril Bankov, Michael Rodriguez, and
     Mark Reckase. 2012. Policy, Practice, and Readiness to Teach Primary and Secondary Mathematics in 17 Countries:
     Findings from the IEA Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics. Amsterdam, the Netherlands:
     International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. 

Teacher Recruitment and Retention

Alliance for Excellent Education, Tapping the Potential: Retaining and Developing High-Quality New Teachers.
    Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education

Mervis, Jeffrey. 2010. Data Say Retention is Better Answer to “Shortage” than Recruitment. Science, 330, 580-581.

Rosas, Clarissa and Mary West. 2011. Pre-service Teachers’ Perception and Beliefs of Readiness to Teach Mathematics.
     Current Issues in Education, 14(1).

Proposal Development

Berger, Beverly. 2011. “Preparing for Proposal Writing.” Presented at a Career Development
     Workshop organized by the Caltech Postdoctoral Association, April 29, at the California Institute of Technology.

Hackett, Edward. n.d. “NSF Merit Review Profess and Research Proposal Preparation.”
     Presented at NSF Day at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Hazelrigg, George. 2010. “Competitive Proposal Writing.” Presented September 1, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Hazelrigg, George. 2009. “Twelve Steps to a Winning Research Proposal.” Presented at the 2009 NSF CAREER Proposal
     Writing Workshop, March 12-13, at George Mason University in Arlington, VA.

National Science Foundation. n.d. “Data Management and Sharing Frequently Asked Questions.”

National Science Foundation. n.d. Merit Review Frequently Asked Questions. Arlington, VA:
     National Science Foundation. http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/merit_review/mrfaqs.jsp.

National Science Foundation. n.d. Proposal and Award Process. Arlington, VA: National
     Science Foundation. http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/merit_review/illustration.pdf.

National Science Foundation. n.d. Revised NSF Merit Review Criteria: Effective for Proposals
     Submitted or Due on or After January 14, 2013. Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation.

National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering. n.d. National Science Foundation Directorate for
     Engineering. n.d. Sample Budget and Justification. Small Business Innovation Research section of the
     National Science Foundation website. http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/budget_prep.jsp.

National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education. 2004. A Guide for Proposal Writing (NSF 04-016).
     Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation. http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04016/nsf04016.pdf.


Campbell, Patricia, and Beatrice Clewell. 2008. Building Evaluation Capacity: Collecting and Using Data in Cross-project
     Evaluations, Guide II. Washington, DC: Urban Institute. http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411651&renderforprint=1.

Frechtling, Joy, Melvin Mark, Debra, Rog, Veronica Thomas, Henry Frierson, Stafford Hood, and Gerunda Hughes. 2010.
     The 2010 User-friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation. Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation.

STEM Education

Hansen, Michael. 2013. Characteristics of Schools Successful in STEM: Evidence from Two States’ Longitudinal Data.
     Washington, DC: National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research and the American Institutes
     for Research. http://www.caldercenter.org/publications/upload/WP-97_final.pdf.

National Research Council. 2011. Successful K-12 STEM education: Identifying effective approaches in science,
     technology, engineering, and mathematics. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2011. Expanding
     Underrepresented Minority Participation: America's Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads. Washington, DC:
     The National Academies Press. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12984

President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. 2010. Prepare and Inspire: K-12 Education in Science,
     Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for America’s Future. Washington, DC: Executive Office
     of the President of the United States.

Common Core State Standards

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). 2011. The Common Core State Standards and Teacher
     Preparation APLU/SMTI, Paper 2. Washington, DC: Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences. (2011). Common Standards and The Mathematical Education of Teachers.

Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). 2012.
- Common Core State Standards: Implementation Tools and Resources.

- Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Online Instructional and Assessment Techniques Glossary

WebAssign is a flexible and fully customizable online instructional system that puts powerful tools in the hands of instructors, enabling them to create and deploy assignments, instantly assess individual student and whole class performance, and realize their teaching goals.
Source: https://webassign.com/instructors/features/

Learning Catalytics allows faculty to obtain real-time responses to open-ended or critical thinking questions, determine which areas require further explanation, and then automatically group students for further discussion and problem solving.  The system supports numerical, algebraic, textual, and graphical responses. The comprehensive and advanced analytics also help faculty better understand student performance in real time while lecturing.
Source: http://www.pearsoned.com/news/pearson-acquires-ed-tech-startup-learning-catalytics/

WeBWorK is an open-source online homework system for mathematics and science courses. WeBWorK is supported by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) and comes with a National Problem Library (NPL) of over 20,000 homework problems.
Source: http://webwork.maa.org/intro.html

MyOpenMath is designed for mathematics, providing delivery of homework, quizzes, and tests with rich mathematical content. Students can receive immediate feedback on algorithmically generated questions with numerical or algebraic expression answers. It also provides a full course management system, including file posting, discussion forums, and a full gradebook, all designed with mathematics in mind.
Source: https://www.myopenmath.com/info/classroom.php

MyLab & Mastering is a collection of online homework, tutorial, and assessment products designed to improve the results of all higher education students, one student at a time. It creates learning experiences that are personalized and continuously adaptive. MyLab & Mastering reacts to how students are actually performing, offering data-driven guidance that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.
Source: http://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com/northamerica/

XYZ Homework provides online instructional tools for faculty and students by combining online assessment with MathTV.com video lessons and McKeague’s developmental mathematics textbooks to reinforce the concepts taught in the classroom. Randomized questions provide unlimited practice and instant feedback with all the benefits of automatic grading.
Source: http://www.xyzhomework.com/how_it_works

MyMathLab an online homework, tutorial and assessment tool for mathematics that offers two options for Adaptive Learning — The Adaptive Companion Study Plan and Personalized Homework. Instructors have the flexibility to incorporate the style and approach of adaptive learning that best suits their course structure and students’ needs.

Formative assessments monitor student learning during the learning process. The feedback gathered is used to identify areas where students are struggling so that instructors can adjust their teaching and students can adjust their studying. These are low-stakes assessments (i.e., they have low point values) that happen early and often in the semester.
Source: http://ctl.utexas.edu/teaching/assess-learning/methods-overview

Summative assessments are high-stakes assessments (i.e., they have high point values) that occur at the end of an instructional unit or course and measure the extent to which students have achieved the desired learning outcomes.
Source: http://ctl.utexas.edu/teaching/assess-learning/methods-overview

Other Workshop-related Resources

(Minority Males): White House. FACT SHEET & REPORT: Opportunity for All: My Brother’s Keeper Blueprint for Action