Grant award to help improve pre-service math and science teacher learning
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Education and Human Services Professor Michael Beeth recently received a $1,000 grant from The Meemic Foundation that will enable creation of a video library of exemplary math and science teaching techniques for pre-service math and science teachers across Wisconsin.
Wayne Alber, Videographer for UW Oshkosh, Theresa Duren, COEHS Grants officer, Drew Niehans, Niehans Insurance Agency representing The Meemic Foundation and Mike Beeth, Professor
Utilizing the videos, faculty will show pre-service teachers how a technique is implemented and the reactions of students in real time. Interviews with the teacher who taught the lesson will highlight how the technique used enhanced learning and how the teachers assessed learning for his or her students.
“Our pre-service students universally request more access to practicing teachers and middle and high school students early on in their teacher preparation program and this is a great way for the College to offer such access.”
Approximately 25 UW Oshkosh pre-service students and four UWO math or science methods instructors will benefit from the initial phase of the creation of these videos. These video clips will also be made available to other future math and science teacher educators in Wisconsin, bringing the total impact to nearly 300 pre-service students and 18 math or science methods instructors.
About The Meemic
The Meemic Foundation provides funding to some of the most creative and passionate teachers in the world for projects that will have a lasting impact on large numbers of students. To date, the foundation’s teacher grants have impacted more than 1.5 million students.