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Webinar: the Physics Teacher Education Program (PTEPA) Rubric - Shared screen with speaker view
David May
12:17
Please download materials now at this link: https://www.phystec.org/thriving/
Mike Eads
13:08
Mike Eads, Northern Illinois University
jasien
14:00
Paul Jasien, Cal State San Marcos
Brian Utter
15:19
Brian Utter, Bucknell University. Previously at James Madison University and involved in PhysTEC site but recent conversations across the college about teacher education, possible Noyce program. Mostly curious to see the rubric as we’re thinking through this.
matt wright
15:39
Hello All!
Stephanie Chasteen
16:22
Hi everyone!
Monica Plisch
22:54
Hi, I am Monica Plisch, APS Director of Education and Diversity and Project Director for PhysTEC
David May
24:14
I’m David May, also at APS, where I’m an Education & Diversity Programs Manager and manager of PhysTEC.
David May
29:16
You can ask questions here.
jasien
29:37
What percentage of ALL Physics grads at the model institution went into teaching.
matt wright
30:58
So is it just having a thriving physics program?
David May
33:37
Also: smaller programs that don’t reach 5/year can still be considered successful, relative to their department size.
matt wright
34:49
Right we get about 1 every two years with about 10-15 majors a year.
David May
35:46
Here’s the link again: https://www.phystec.org/thriving/
David May
36:39
Or the direct PDF download: https://www.phystec.org/thriving/files/PTEPA%20Rubric%20V2.0.pdf
Mike Eads
39:27
2C
Brian Utter
39:28
2C
Robert
40:32
2C-4
Mike Eads
40:40
4C
Brian Utter
41:03
Is your take that “prevalent” is more important given that they are common among model sites? i.e. things that are highlighted to potentially address first?
christj
41:21
4D
Mike Eads
47:30
Thriving programs hit the benchmark or better in the majority of rubric items.
matt wright
47:38
I am concerned...5% of majors are becoming teachers and we are calling that a thriving program.
Robert
48:56
Related to Matt's concern, how much of the rubric is correlated to large programs as opposed to large PTE programs?
Mike Eads
50:02
I would expect the fraction of physics majors going into teaching to vary a lot, depending on the institutional context.
Robert
50:19
Speaking of correlation, an item like 1A-3 is correlated with strong programs and probably a result of the strong program rather than a cause, correct?
matt wright
50:28
So at a smaller PUI I wonder how consistly we could get external money or hire a PER researcher
Monica Plisch
53:44
Institutional context matters a lot. Standard 1 on Institutional Commitment captures some of this.
Monica Plisch
55:16
To Robert’s point, the instrument only captures items that correlate with top physics teacher educators, and does not claim a causal relationship.
Kim Haverkos
56:47
We are at a small institution—we plan to use it to assess where we currently are and what we might be able to do to move the program forward.
Mike Eads
56:48
We have a ~yearly “strategic planning” discussion among all the secondary science teaching programs. This rubric could provide a useful structure for this discussion, and what areas we want to prioritize.
Brian Utter
57:34
I’m curious just to try it and use it as a starting point in a discussion with my main colleague in physics who is interested in improving teacher education on campus.
Kim Haverkos
57:37
*Education department and Physics department
matt wright
57:43
a strategic planning sound good.
Monica Plisch
01:00:19
To Kim’s comment, the PTEPA Rubric is written more from the perspective of a disciplinary department and does not capture much of what happens within a school of education. The TEPA instrument does an excellent job of covering things from the School of Education perspective.
David May
01:00:22
Direct download of Excel version: https://www.phystec.org/thriving/files/PTEPA_Rubric_Interactive_V2.0.xlsx
Kim Haverkos
01:02:30
Is there data on the ratio of physics pedagogy to physics content knowledge in the curriculum at thriving programs?
David May
01:08:54
Contact: stephanie@chasteenconsulting.com
matt wright
01:10:05
:) Thank you
Kim Haverkos
01:11:06
Thank you!
David May
01:11:28
PhysTEC conference: https://www.phystec.org/conferences/2019/
Brian Utter
01:12:17
Thanks — this looks great.
Mike Eads
01:12:19
Thanks!
David May
01:12:30
Feel free to ask questions later if they come up!