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Get the Facts Out: Changing the conversation around STEM teacher recruitment

About

Get the Facts Out is an NSF funded partnership between the Colorado School of Mines and four national societies: American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, American Association of Physics Teachers, and the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. GFO is a unique project that is designed to reach STEM majors in a large fraction of all U.S. mathematics, chemistry and physics departments and has potential to significantly address teacher shortages in these high-need STEM disciplines.

Partners

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Colorado School of Mines

Teach@Mines offers pathways for all Mines students, undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni to earn a teaching license.

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Wendy Adams, PI
Vince Kuo, Physics Change Agent
Savannah Logan, Post-doc
Jared Breakall, Post-doc
Allison Costley, GFO Program Coordinator

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American Physical Society

The APS is a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities.

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Monica Plisch, Director of Programs
David May, GFO Project Manager

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American Chemical Society

The ACS is the world’s largest scientific society, and has the vision to improve people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry. ACS supports a division focused on K-12 education, and sponsors the K- 12 professional teaching society, the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT).

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Terri Chambers, Director of Learning and Career Development

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American Association of Physics Teachers

The AAPT is a professional physics science society dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in physical science education, composed primarily of physics teachers at the secondary and higher education levels.

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Mark Hannum, K-12 Programs Manager
Drew Isola, GFO Project Manager

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Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators

AMTE is the largest professional organization devoted to the improvement of mathematics teacher education — it includes over 1,000 members supporting the preservice education and professional development of preK-16 teachers of mathematics. Members include professors, researchers, teacher-leaders, school mathematics coordinators, policy experts, graduate students, and others.

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Shari Stockero, Executive Director
Michael Steele, President

Supporters

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National Science Foundation

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 1821710 & 1821462.

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100Kin10 (past supporter)

This project team’s collaborations have been financially supported by 100Kin10 and shepherded through the focused attention of Lauren Baier, Isis Krause, and Nathaniel Schacht. 100Kin10 unites 200+ of the nation’s top academic institutions, nonprofits, foundations, companies, and government agencies to train and retain 100,000 excellent STEM teachers by 2021. 100Kin10 offers partners the vision and resources to amplify their work, accelerate their collective efforts, and education the next generation of innovators and problem solvers. For more information, go to http://www.100Kin10.org or e-mail info@100Kin10.org.

Affiliated Project

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Physics Teacher Education Coalition

The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) is a partnership between the AAPT and APS, and has a mission to improve and promote the education of future physics teachers. PhysTEC supported sites develop their physics teacher preparation programs into national models by implementing a set of key components that project leaders have identified as critical to success in physics teacher preparation.