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Sunday, August 3 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
S5: High School Teaching as a Profession

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A recent longitudinal study of the US public high school chemistry teaching workforce indicates that this population is becoming increasingly less experienced and exhibiting a high rate of turnover. One way to improve retention is to develop communities of practice centered on activities that improve teaching and learning and facilitate continuous growth. In this symposium, we aim to identify ways in which teachers can grow and build a long-term teaching career in the face of the multiple challenges they face. Presentations in this symposium will explore the pathways of teachers who have engaged in activities that have positively shaped their perceptions of remaining in the career long-term, and highlight models for professional growth that can be applied across a range of school and state settings.

Presider: Debbie Herrington, Grand Valley State University

Related Papers

Introduction (2:00 pm to 2:05 pm)
P29: Making connections in modeling instruction (2:05 pm to 2:25 pm)
P30: Reflection as a process skill (2:25 pm to 2:45 pm)
P31: Plan your own lessons (2:45 pm to 3:05 pm)
P32: Teaching chemistry at a private high school: An inside look from a PhD (3:05 pm to 3:25 pm)
Break (3:25 pm to 3:40 pm)
P33: Gaining a voice in local and national education policy issues through collaborative relationships (3:40 pm to 4:00 pm)
P34: Promoting teacher professional growth: perspectives from a scientific society (4:00 pm to 4:20 pm)
Panel (4:20 pm to 4:40 pm)





Debbie Herrington

Professor of Chemistry, Grand Valley State University

Doug Ragan

Hudsonville High School

Ellen Yezierski

Miami University

Sunday August 3, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm