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Policymakers

Project Teams | Seminars | Cooperation Exchanges | Seed Grants

 

 

Project Teams

Project Teams are collaborative groups formed by two or more Ministries that are committed to identifying, testing, or implementing a new or modified solution to a shared problem of policy or practice in STEM teacher education.  Project Teams are led by official representatives from Ministries of Education, but must also include at least one teacher educator (an individual who prepares future teachers). Additionally, Ministries who participate in Project Teams are asked to identify one practicing classroom teacher who will participate in the ITEN Teacher Fellowship.

Over the course of six months, Project Teams work together on  a project that addresses one or more challenges underlying STEM teacher education. The projects are supportive of each Ministry's core work, and are executed in a way that the rest of the network can learn from and build on what is produced by each Project Team.

Project Teams offer a unique opportunity to connect virtually and in-person with individuals who are facing similar problems in different countries. The Project Team model takes advantage of the diversity of the network to receive feedback and make iterative changes that might result in better outcomes.

Ministries receive funding to send two of their active Project Team delegates to an annual face-to-face Seminar, as well as professional development support for a 6-day workshop for their identified Teacher Fellow. Ministries in Project Teams are welcomed to apply for additional funds for Cooperation Exchanges and Seed Grants.

 

Seminars

The annual Seminar is the pinnacle event of each Project Team cycle, during which Ministries of Education come together to share their progress and challenges as they work on shared problems of policy and practice in STEM teacher education.

During each Seminar, Ministries are encouraged to present their work, share knowledge, and get feedback for improvement from the network. Ministries are encouraged to disseminate their findings through interactive presentations, poster sessions, and round table discussions. Additionally, Seminars are an opportunity  for policymakers to engage with new educational research on effective STEM teacher preparation. In 2019, Teacher Fellows will join components of the Seminar to showcase their own instructional expertise and the strategies included in their 6-day workshop.

Ministry of Education can feature their own work and learn from others who have shared challenges. The Seminar provides an opportunity for face-to-face communication to deepen Project Team relationships and to seek future international collaborations.

All attendees at the Seminar are encouraged to be active participants who contribute to at least one presentation or discussion session. Project Teams are expected to share out at least some aspects of their work through interactions at the Seminar as well as through a contribution to an annual Seminar publication.

 

Cooperation Exchanges

Cooperation Exchanges are face-to-face meetings of one or more Ministries of Education with their collaborators to work on a shared problem of policy or practice in STEM teacher education.

Near the end of Project Team cycles, Ministries of Education are encouraged to apply for a Cooperation Exchange to make site visit to other Ministries or relevant partners to work on or learn about potential solutions to the problem they have identified. Cooperation Exchanges provide funding for travel, meals, and accommodations for the traveling parties up to $10,000 USD.

If awarded, Ministries must complete a letter of agreement detailing the commitments expressed in the proposal application. At the time of completion of the Cooperation Exchange, an interim report must be submitted, and a final report approximately one year later must account for any impacts that might have resulted from the exchange.

 

 

Seed Grants

Seed Grants are financial awards to Ministries of Education that help them prototype or implement new or modified solutions to problems of policy or practice in STEM teacher education.

Near the end of the Project Team cycles, Ministries of Education with promising solutions to their problems of policy or practice are encouraged to apply for a Seed Grant. Seed Grant funds may be used in a variety of ways. For example, a grant might provide participant support to host a workshop, hire a temporary external consultant to collect research data, or create and distribute a multimedia product. Awards may be made up to $10,000 USD.

If awarded, Ministries of Education must complete a Memorandum of Understanding detailing the commitments expressed in the proposal application. At the end of the project, the Ministry is expected to provide an interim report, followed by a final report to ITEN approximately one year later to account for any impacts that might have resulted from the Seed Grant activities.




 

Project Teams Overview Video

Project Teams Overview Presentation

Project Teams Google Drive Access

CO/CR/DO/PE

Mico/TT/USA

JM/BS/GE

AR/CO/CO

JM/KN/USA

DO/USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Cooperation Exchange Proposals

Budget Proposal Template

Application Submission

 

Call for Seed Grant Proposals

Budget Proposal Template

Application Submission