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Authentic Teaching Alliance and You. Or….What is everybody really going to have to do?. ATA Fellows. Spend 10 hours/week in the school classrooms Fall - 2 weeks observing in each classroom Spring – work with team developing authentic activities. Authentic Teaching course – Fall term

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Authentic Teaching Alliance

and You

Or….What is everybody really going to have to do?

ATA Fellows

  • Spend 10 hours/week in the school classroomsFall - 2 weeks observing in each classroom

  • Spring – work with team developing authentic activities

  • Authentic Teaching course – Fall term

  • Authentic Teaching Seminar – Spring Term

  • Assist in designing, creating, and implementing authentic learning activities

  • Assist with technology incorporation and implementation

Project Coordinator

Terri D. Scott

  • Maintain communication with teachers, faculty, and Fellows

  • Act as their point of contact for general questions and concerns

  • Organize and coordinate aspects of the program at the schools

  • Establish Fellows in the schools

  • Assist with Fellows course

  • Meet monthly with each teacher-Fellow team

  • Observe each Fellow at the school site at least once per month

  • Monitor teacher/Fellows team progress

  • Collect the appropriate assessment materials

  • Prepare a monthly report regarding the progress of each team.

University Folks

Mark Nanny, Mary John O’Hair, Teri Reed Rhoads

  • Maintain and run the overall program

  • Organizing the Fellows course and seminar

  • Mentor Fellows

  • Provide technical and scientific resources for developing activities (Two other science/engineering faculty also will assist in this)

  • Presentations & reports to NSF

  • Publicize ATA and connect it with other programs

Program Assessment

Teri Reed Rhoads

  • Monitor and evaluate progress of ATA

  • Assess effectiveness of ATA for all participants

  • Prepare and distribute evaluation tools

  • Evaluate and analyze assessment data and results

  • Prepare reports and make recommendations

  • Maintain IRB requirements


  • Allow open access to your classroom according to school guidelines

  •  Attend 90% of the bi-monthly planning meetings and multi-site visits

  • Mentor and nurture Fellows as future educators

  • Demonstrate professional and effective teaching practices to Fellows

  • Allow and encourage Fellows to participate in my classroom activities

  • Lead in designing, creating, and implementing activities with Fellows

  • Turn in assessment forms promptly

  •  Complete Fellow evaluations in a timely fashion

  • Periodically attend the Fellows’ course for guest appearances

  • Assist in the evaluation of Fellows projects

  • Present the collaborative projects at academic conferences

  • Commit 12 months to the program


  • Allow access to school for all ATA participants according to school policies

  • Allow teachers to attend bi-monthly planning meetings, conferences, and multi-site visits during the school day (approximately 6 per year; funding is allocated for substitute teacher costs)

  •  Promote the ATA within and outside of the district

  • Continue to promote and encourage authentic teaching methods and assessment, i.e., continue to support and follow the principles of O.N.E.

  • Allow the students and teachers to participate in field studies (funding is allocated for substitute teacher costs)

  • Provide critical feedback about the program and its effectiveness in your school


  • Actively work with teachers, Fellows, and ATA faculty to develop and implement solutions to any problems and issues related to ATA

  • Act as a resource for the teachers and fellows as they are designing, creating, and implementing their projects.

  • Turn in necessary assessment information promptly

  • Mentor Fellows