Examining Teachers’ Efficacy in Mathematics Teaching: A Pilot Study Natalie A. Tran1, David Drew2, Mark Ellis1, Ruth Yopp-Edwards1, Mike Matsuda3, and Martin Bonsangue1 1California State University, Fullerton 2Claremont Graduate University 3Anaheim Union High School District NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference May 25, 2012 Washington, D.C.
Agenda • MT2 Overview • Partner Selection • Research & Findings • Questions
The MT2 Program • Funded in 2010 for six years • Targets Foundational-Level Mathematics • English Learners • Technology • 10 Master Teaching Fellows • Two Cohorts of 10 Teaching Fellows
Master Teaching Fellows • Recruitment and Selection • Training • Summer Institutes and other professional learning experiences • National Board Certification • Expectations • Work with CSUF teacher candidates • Open their classrooms • Provide leadership • Collaborate
Teaching Fellows • Recruitment and Selection • Preparation • FLM credential program • M.S. in Secondary Education program • Expectations • Complete credential requirements • Complete graduate program requirements • Teach in high-need district • Collaborate
Partner Selection • Common Vision • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards • Districts’ Demographics • History of Collaboration
History of Collaboration • University Perspectives - Establish long-term partnership with districts - District needs inform university programs • District Perspectives
Research • Data Collection • Sample • Instrumentation • Analysis • Preliminary Findings
Data Collection • Collaborated with district leaders & department chairs to disseminate paper survey • Master Teaching Fellows distributed survey to colleagues • Collected survey via site visits • 58 of 95 (61%) teachers responded to the survey
Years of teaching in current grade MT2 Non-MT2
Correlations Between Various Constructs * Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed). ** Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed).
Mediational Model Teachers using technology in the classroom 0.19* (.09) 0.68*** (.16) Teachers’ self-efficacy in teaching mathematics Teachers’ attitudes toward advantage of technology 0.22* (.10) * Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed). ** Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed).
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MT2 Program: http://mt2.fullerton.edu • Martin Bonsangue, CSUF: email@example.com • National Board Certification: www.nbpts.org More Information