Rural Teachers Learning Bioanalytical Engineering Design and Development of ‎Learning, Transfer, and Communication Supports for Rural Secondary Math and ‎Science Teachers

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Patricia L Hardré
Mark A. Nanny‎
Shaida Morales
Regina Kenton
Laura Lewis
Shichen Guo
Qianuyun Peng
Hui Xu

Abstract

Professional development opportunities provide teachers with enhanced learning experiences, deeper subject knowledge, and improvement of their teaching practices, all for the goal of increasing student achievement (Nelson, 2009). Unfortunately, most rural teachers have much less access to professional development opportunities compared to their urban and suburban peers (Hardré, P.L., et al., 2014). A Research Experience for Teachers (RET ), which is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded program, was created for rural high school math and science teachers in collaboration with the University of Oklahoma and the Center for Bioanalysis. As participants, teachers applied and were accepted to participate in a seven-week summer research experience to connect bioanalytical engineering and their research experiences into their classrooms and to stimulate their students’ critical thinking skills. The following narrative and analysis chronicle the teams’ design, development and learning experience in redesigning the seven-week professional development for rural science and math teachers.

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Hardré, P., Nanny‎M., Morales, S., Kenton, R., Lewis, L., Guo, S., Peng, Q., & Xu, H. (2019). Rural Teachers Learning Bioanalytical Engineering. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 11(1), 31-40. https://doi.org/10.14434/ijdl.v11i1.22862
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Patricia L Hardré, University of Oklahoma

Patricia L. Hardré is Professor Emeritus of Instructional Psychology and Technology at the University of Oklahoma. Her research interests emphasize motivation, training and learning environments, rural education and community, professional development and lifelong learning.

Mark A. Nanny‎, University of Oklahoma

Mark A. Nanny is a Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science at the University of Oklahoma. His research interests emphasize authentic teaching of K-12 STEM, international STEM Education, Bioanalysis and the 5E approach, and rural STEM education.

Shaida Morales, University of Oklahoma

Shaida Morales is a graduate student of ‎Instructional Design and Technology at the ‎University of Oklahoma. Her research interests ‎emphasize corporate training, multimedia ‎development, distance learning and project ‎management.‎

Regina Kenton, University of ‎Oklahoma

Regina Kenton is a graduate student of Instructional ‎Design and Technology at the University of ‎Oklahoma. Her research interests emphasize ‎motivation, professional development, program ‎evaluation, and social equity in education.‎

Laura Lewis, University of ‎Oklahoma

Laura Lewis is a Doctoral student of Instructional ‎Psychology and Technology at the University of ‎Oklahoma. Her research interests emphasize ‎teacher motivation, educational research, and ‎motivation for learning.‎

Shichen Guo, University of Oklahoma

Shichen Guo is a graduate student of Instructional ‎Design and Technology at the University of ‎Oklahoma. Her research interests emphasize ‎multimedia learning design, and technology-‎enhanced learning environment design.‎

Qianuyun Peng, University of Oklahoma

Qianuyun Peng is a graduate student of ‎Instructional Design and Technology at the ‎University of Oklahoma. Her research interests ‎emphasize instructional design.‎

Hui Xu, University of Oklahoma

Hui Xu is a graduate student of Instructional Design ‎and Technology at the University of Oklahoma. Her ‎research interests emphasize instructional systems ‎design. ‎