Creating Space for STEAM: Assessing and Supporting Teacher Efficacy in STEM Education

To prepare today’s youth to be successful in the future, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning has become a priority within Canadian education systems. To better meet the learning needs and requirements of 21st century educators, teacher education must continue to be resigned and updated to reflect the changing K-12 education system. This study aims to strengthen the partnership between a Canadian University and Let's Talk Science, a STEM education organization, so that STEM learning may be better integrated into teacher education.

Examining Let’s Talk Science’s Canada 2067 Learning Roadmap in evolving approaches to STEM education in a digital world

The current project aims to examine the knowledgebase of both teaching candidate (pre-service) and in-service teachers in 21st century competencies of digital literacy and computational thinking. Additionally, this project seeks to understand how these competencies may be incorporated into faculty of education training programs for teaching candidates. The intern will design, administer, and analyze surveys in partnership with the partner organization through professional development and learning opportunities for in-service teachers.