1. Paige Evans
  2. https://www.uh.edu/education/about/directory/employee-profile/index.php?id=482
  3. Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
  4. Advancing Cultural and Computational Engagement in STEM Scholars
  5. https://www.uh.edu/nsm/teachhouston/students/th-access/
  6. University of Houston
  1. Cheryl Craig
  2. https://cheryljcraig.weebly.com/
  3. Professor, Houston Endowment Endowed Chair of Urban Education
  4. Advancing Cultural and Computational Engagement in STEM Scholars
  5. https://www.uh.edu/nsm/teachhouston/students/th-access/
  6. Texas A&M University
  1. Leah McAlister-Shields
  2. Lecturer and Faculty Advisor
  3. Advancing Cultural and Computational Engagement in STEM Scholars
  4. https://www.uh.edu/nsm/teachhouston/students/th-access/
  5. University of Houston
  1. Lexi (Elizabeth) Phillips
  2. Research Assistant
  3. Advancing Cultural and Computational Engagement in STEM Scholars
  4. https://www.uh.edu/nsm/teachhouston/students/th-access/
  5. University of Houston
  1. Donna Stokes
  2. http://www.uh.edu/~dwstokes/
  3. Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and Student Success
  4. Advancing Cultural and Computational Engagement in STEM Scholars
  5. https://www.uh.edu/nsm/teachhouston/students/th-access/
  6. University of Houston
  1. Jaspal Subhlok
  2. Professor
  3. Advancing Cultural and Computational Engagement in STEM Scholars
  4. https://www.uh.edu/nsm/teachhouston/students/th-access/
  5. University of Houston
  1. Weihang Zhu
  2. https://uh.edu/tech/coss/
  3. Professor
  4. Advancing Cultural and Computational Engagement in STEM Scholars
  5. https://www.uh.edu/nsm/teachhouston/students/th-access/
  6. University of Houston
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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 9, 2022 | 08:42 p.m.

    Welcome to our video!  We hope you enjoy this heartfelt video about the journey of a STEM teacher through our NSF Noyce program, Advancing Cultural and Computational Engagement in STEM Scholars (UH-ACCESS). We welcome your comments and discussion.

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    Weihang Zhu

    Co-Presenter
    Professor
    May 10, 2022 | 09:05 a.m.

    Great video! I am glad to see that a college of technology student became a dedicated teacher through the teachHouston program!

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 10, 2022 | 12:35 p.m.

    Thank you Weihang!

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    Donna Stokes

    Co-Presenter
    Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and Student Success
    May 10, 2022 | 09:17 a.m.

    Great way to show that there is a pathway for technology majors to enter the teaching profession.

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 10, 2022 | 12:35 p.m.

    Thank you!  Yes, this partnership is an important part of the grant. 

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    David May

    Get the Facts Out Project Manager and Research Associate
    May 10, 2022 | 10:01 a.m.

    Hi Paige! Fantastic video! There really is no better way to recruit teachers than to hear from teachers themselves how much they love it. As you may know, my project Get the Facts Out (about the teaching profession) has started creating and collecting videos of teacher testimonials like Dacia's. We have several on our YouTube channel that you're welcome to use. In fact, if this video with Dacia is on YouTube somewhere, we'd love to link to it from our page.

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 10, 2022 | 10:11 a.m.

    Hi David!  Thank you so much!  I agree.  I will get you the link.  Also, I will take a look at your videos. The Get the Facts Out program has definitely helped with our recruiting.  Thank you for watching our video. 

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    Ann Podleski

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 10, 2022 | 05:08 p.m.

    We definitely need more teachers in STEM. I love the idea of collecting and posting videos of teacher testimonials.  

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 10, 2022 | 08:48 p.m.

    Thank you Ann!  I agree.  

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    Mariam Manuel

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 10, 2022 | 11:46 a.m.

    Awesome video! Great way to showcase the journey of an aspiring STEM teacher and the role financial support and a nurturing program can have on students. Thank you and congrats to the team for the wonderful work that led to this story! 

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 10, 2022 | 12:32 p.m.

    Thank you Mariam! 

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    Virginia Rhodes

    ARC Network Project Director
    May 10, 2022 | 11:46 a.m.

    What a heartfelt video! I loved seeing how teachHOUSTON helped Dacia on her professional journey. 

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 10, 2022 | 12:32 p.m.

    Thank you.  She has inspired us all!

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    Adem Ekmekci

    Researcher
    May 10, 2022 | 12:09 p.m.

    Great story! Great video!

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 10, 2022 | 12:32 p.m.

    Thank you Adem!

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    Cali Anicha

    Researcher
    May 10, 2022 | 12:15 p.m.

    This video made me want to find scholarship opportunities for more students at my university - thank you for making and sharing it!!  Very motivational!

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 10, 2022 | 12:33 p.m.

    You are welcome.  The support from the NSF Robert Noyce Scholarship program has really helped our program grow with the scholarship support.  Thanks you!

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    Donna Stokes

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 10, 2022 | 05:02 p.m.

    This is amazing to train teachers with technology backgrounds to be in the classroom to serve as motivators/mentors to students who may not be thinking of using a degree in technology to become a teacher.

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    Wendy Smith

    Facilitator
    Research Professor
    May 10, 2022 | 06:35 p.m.

    Thanks for sharing your engaging video! Have you been able to recruit any local donors or university funds to continue the scholarships (in some version) after Noyce funding ends? What impacts did the pandemic have on your recruiting efforts? How successful do you think you have been in supporting your Noyce Scholars in enacting culturally responsive teaching? Have university faculty and mentor teachers for field experiences been able to reinforce these practices?

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 10, 2022 | 08:52 p.m.

    Hi Wendy!  Yes, we are working on endowment funds and also with some creative funding through the school districts. It was more difficult to recruit during the Pandemic because we typically recruit better in person.  But, we are still exceeding our goals for the grant so that is good. We have been successful in supporting them in CRP with a Teacher Interest Group and by also having Master Teacher Fellows from a Noyce Track 3 grant serve as mentors.  As in any other endeavor, our scholars are all in various places with enacting CRP. But, at least the seed is planted and we hope it will continue to grow.  Thank you for all of these questions. 

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    Donna Pattison

    Higher Ed Administrator
    May 10, 2022 | 07:06 p.m.

    It's wonderful to see the enthusiasm for teaching and the recognition that sometimes you have to find ways to make up for what high school students are missing so that they can move forward.  The acknowledgment that it's hard but necessary, coupled with enthusiasm and support can make a tremendous difference in whether students engage and make the effort to master needed skills.  Well done!

     

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 10, 2022 | 08:53 p.m.

    Thank you so much Donna!  

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    Deena Gould

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 10, 2022 | 09:10 p.m.

    Dacia is very charismatic and photogenic! It's great to see a HS math teacher who loves teaching, especially in a high need school!  

    What does Dacia mean when she says: "For me was elementary education, maybe it wasn't a problem then, but it's a problem now. They're (her students?) like 'I hate this'. 'You (her responding to students?) hate it because you don't have the fundamental skills." Is she telling us, and her students, that elementary education is "the problem" or cause of her students' lack of skill and motivation? Has she learned about factors in the broader systems of society that contribute to her students' skills and motivation?  What do your Noyce scholars learn about culturally relevant pedagogy, classroom management, and inquiry based learning to guide them to an assets-based perspective and deeper understanding of how people learn that doesn't blame elementary school when students "hate" their lessons? 

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 11, 2022 | 09:09 a.m.

    Yes, Dacia is very charismatic and photogenic!  She is also invested in her students learning.  I had the benefit of teaching this young woman in my student teaching course.  I believe, like many teachers, Dacia is commenting on the gaps students bring to each level of instruction regardless of how the gaps occurred.  For her, she learned these skills in elementary so she is surprised when students are lacking the skills.  I don't believe she is telling us that elementary education is the problem but that she needs to address the gaps in her classroom no matter when she learned the material or how simple she might have believed the skills to be.  I do believe she is telling us her students hate math because they are struggling with basic skills and that while it wasn't a problem when they were young it is a problem in her class so she will address it which is very much what our students learn in their course work.  Culturally responsive pedagogy and meeting students where they are in the moment is woven throughout our program.  Dacia is making the effort to respond to where her students are in her classroom regardless of where they are so that they won’t hate learning. I spoke to Dacia and she also mentioned to me that the Pandemic has also had an impact. She did tell me that her students' frustrations are completely valid and that they are struggling to complete factoring problems. Her sympathy is not going to help lessen their frustration, but her ability to teach them how to strengthen fundamental math skills will lead to their success. In her words: "I believe that my students are motivated to learn and that they are doing their very best. There will always be challenges and bumps in the road sometimes, but as educators it is our job to help students overcome whatever challenges they are facing at whatever level they are facing them." 


     

     
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    Cheryl Craig

    Co-Presenter
    Professor, Houston Endowment Endowed Chair of Urban Education
    May 11, 2022 | 08:43 a.m.

    I really like how the responses include the social-emotional element of this presentation. This is the part that often gets lost in attempts to replicate reality.

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    Jennifer Collier

    Graduate Student
    May 11, 2022 | 09:30 a.m.

    Love this story about our TIger Dacia!  Thank you for putting this video together!  Amazing program and teacher!

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 11, 2022 | 11:04 a.m.

    Thank you!  It is also an amazing school. 

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    Allison Smith

    K-12 Teacher
    May 11, 2022 | 09:32 a.m.

    Such an inspiring story!!  So glad you are a Tiger!  #allmeansall

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 11, 2022 | 11:05 a.m.

    Thank you!  

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    David Lockett

    Facilitator
    Data Science Outreach and Grants Development
    May 11, 2022 | 01:51 p.m.

    What a great presentation! So inspiring. Did the pandemic affect recruiting efforts in any way? Inquiry-based learning engages students by making real-world connections through exploration and high-level questioning. How do the Noyce Scholars reinforce these practices to engage in problem-solving and experiential learning? 

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 11, 2022 | 09:04 p.m.

    Hello David!  Thank you for your questions.  The pandemic did impact our recruiting as we typically do a better job in person.  But, like everyone else, we adapted.  Our numbers on this grant actually exceed our goals so we are blessed!  Inquiry based teaching and learning is threaded all throughout our program.  We provide feedback on their lesson plans and also provide feedback when they teach in area schools.  We reinforce the importance of real-world connections, problem solving and higher-level questioning.  We are fortunate to have some excellent mentors that are part of a Noyce track 3 grant who received a master’s degree in STEM education with an emphasis in inquiry and culturally responsive pedagogy. Also, as part of this grant, a Teacher Interest Group (TIG) was established to build community, offer support, and provide opportunities to participate in community events incorporating a culturally responsive context to help scholars teach underrepresented student populations and connect to their communities.  The TIG provides educational experiences that help preservice teachers build Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (CRP) into their STEM classroom curricula and co-curricular activities which may help them make connections between the curriculum and equity/social justice issues in their communities. Through purposeful interactions, project work, and personal connections to community leaders involved in social justice advocacy, scholars are exposed to and engaged in activities that inform and improve their practice of culturally inclusive educational pedagogies as future STEM educators.  

     

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 11, 2022 | 09:05 p.m.

    Hello David!  Thank you for your questions.  The pandemic did impact our recruiting as we typically do a better job in person.  But, like everyone else, we adapted.  Our numbers on this grant actually exceed our goals so we are blessed!  Inquiry based teaching and learning is threaded all throughout our program.  We provide feedback on their lesson plans and also provide feedback when they teach in area schools.  We reinforce the importance of real-world connections, problem solving and higher-level questioning.  We are fortunate to have some excellent mentors that are part of a Noyce track 3 grant who received a master’s degree in STEM education with an emphasis in inquiry and culturally responsive pedagogy. Also, as part of this grant, a Teacher Interest Group (TIG) was established to build community, offer support, and provide opportunities to participate in community events incorporating a culturally responsive context to help scholars teach underrepresented student populations and connect to their communities.  The TIG provides educational experiences that help preservice teachers build Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (CRP) into their STEM classroom curricula and co-curricular activities which may help them make connections between the curriculum and equity/social justice issues in their communities. Through purposeful interactions, project work, and personal connections to community leaders involved in social justice advocacy, scholars are exposed to and engaged in activities that inform and improve their practice of culturally inclusive educational pedagogies as future STEM educators.  

     

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    Jamie Flint

    K-12 Teacher
    May 11, 2022 | 04:48 p.m.

    What a great story. Very inspiring!

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 11, 2022 | 09:06 p.m.

    Thank you Jamie.  I hope you are doing well!

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    Jesús Lee-Borges

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 11, 2022 | 08:24 p.m.

    Simply life changing the job you are doing!  Excellent video and better project.  Really impressed by the passion of the teacher.  Keep on doing this wonderful work.

     

     

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
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    May 12, 2022 | 07:23 p.m.

    Thank you so much and thank you for taking the time to watch our video.  We are very proud of Dacia.

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    Brianna Johnson

    Higher Ed Administrator
    May 11, 2022 | 09:03 p.m.

    Wow, this video is truly inspiring! This presentation truly showcases the mission of teachHouston.

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 12, 2022 | 10:03 a.m.

    Thank you Brianna!  Also, thank you and your department for all of the support with the scholarship distribution. 

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 11, 2022 | 09:06 p.m.

    Thank you so much!

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    Catherine Horn

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 11, 2022 | 10:35 p.m.

    Paige - just reinforcing all the accolades! So well deserved. Your work is difference making; proud to call you colleague.

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 12, 2022 | 10:03 a.m.

    Thank you Cathy!  I appreciate it.  

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    Kevin Long

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 12, 2022 | 03:03 p.m.

    I came into teaching from the tech industry and have maintained a foot in both since. Knowing well how volatile that industry is, I’ve coached my students that this program (which I’ve been able to present to >1000 of my Comp Sci students) is a great investment into a safe bet for the future. If they find they love it now, then they’re set. But having the experience will keep that idea alive for the future when they are ready to give back. It’s a terrific opportunity I would have liked to have had in University myself. 

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    Jaspal Subhlok

    Co-Presenter
    Professor
    May 12, 2022 | 04:35 p.m.

    Kevin, thank you for sharing your perspective. With support from you and the CS department we are seeing increasing interest from Computer Science students and alumni in teachHouston programs. For some Computer Science and Data Science majors/minors a career in teaching CS is the perfect choice. And you are right, even for students who do not join the program now but become aware of it, the option stays alive for the future. 

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    Cynthia Callard

    Facilitator
    Executive Director and Faculty
    May 12, 2022 | 04:07 p.m.

    This is a great story and video.  What a difference your program has made on Dacia's professional path AND what a difference SHE is making on the lives of her students.  I am curious about other Noyce Scholars in your program...how many have completed the teachHOUSTON program?  Do you have many graduates teaching in local high-needs schools?  And I really appreciate the connection with a Noyce Track 3 Fellows' program (we also have a Noyce MTF program at the University of Rochester).  How many fellows have acted as mentors?  What roles have they played in supporting your Scholars? Thank you for sharing!

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
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    May 12, 2022 | 07:36 p.m.

    Hello Cynthia.  Thank you for watching our video.  Yes, she is making a difference.  When visiting her classroom, I still cannot believe she is a first semester teacher!  Thus far, we have had approximately 473 graduates from the teachHOUSTON program. We have been very fortunate to have received other Noyce awards in the past which has been instrumental in the growth of our program. Thus far, we have graduated 123 Noyce scholars which includes 7 graduates from the Noyce ACCESS grant.  18 are still in the program and we are in the process of awarding more Noyce Scholarships.  This ACCESS grant just started year 3 and !00% of the ACCESS graduates teach in high-need schools.  Out of our entire program, 80% teach in high-need schools. Approximately 23 out of 28 Master Teacher Fellows (MTFs) have served as mentors and most have done so multiple times which is very exciting. Some serve as mentors in their field-placements prior to student teaching and some serve as cooperating teachers during their student teaching semester.  Since their master’s degree (that of the MTFs) had an emphasis in inquiry and culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP), they are able to support the scholars in enacting inquiry and CRP in the classroom. The MTFs also assist with induction support and professional development initiatives.

     
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    Karen Cossey

    May 13, 2022 | 10:07 a.m.

    We are very proud of Dacia and the difference she is making in the lives of students at SWHS in Spring Branch ISD!  Thanks for a great video.  What an inspiration.

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 13, 2022 | 12:15 p.m.

    Hi Karen!  Thank you so much!  Spring Branch is a wonderful partner and we appreciate you.  

  • May 14, 2022 | 06:21 p.m.

    What an inspiring story! This work is clearly making an impact on the next generation of educators. Congratulations! I love how the teacher showed an interest in her previous occupations (training others in the restaurant industry) and how this turned into a desire to work with high school students in math. Have you been able to chart the stories (career paths) of other Noyce scholars? 

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 15, 2022 | 11:00 a.m.

    Hello John!  Thank you for viewing our video. Yes, we have many other stories.  However, this is the only one captured on a video.  We have former engineers, entrepreneurs, a former pharmacist and others.  Their main drive is to do something meaningful and to make a difference in their communities. 

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    Karla Hale

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 16, 2022 | 03:57 p.m.

    I love the inspirational approach in your video.  I great recruitment tool for STEM teachers!  I see some of the program outlined in your comments but would love to see a description of the accelerated program that these students complete to gain licensure.

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 16, 2022 | 06:09 p.m.

    Hi Karla, thank you for reaching out to us. Here is a link to our regular program: https://www.uh.edu/nsm/teachhouston/ and here is a link to our expedited program: https://www.uh.edu/nsm/teachhouston/stem-acp/  This is specifically for seniors that may have one or two courses left and career changers that already have a STEM degree or something equivalent. If you go to the frequently asked questions tab, it has all of the information about the coursework.  Please let me know if you have any other questions. 

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    Dean Liscum

    May 16, 2022 | 06:02 p.m.

    This is a great public service. Keep up the good work.

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 16, 2022 | 06:09 p.m.

    Thank you so much!

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    Edgar Gabriel

    Researcher
    May 16, 2022 | 08:59 p.m.

    A very well done and inspiring video! Fantastic work!.

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 16, 2022 | 09:52 p.m.

    Thank you so much!

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    Sophie Simons

    May 17, 2022 | 07:29 a.m.

    I love that she is teaching the multiplication tables to her students.  I believe they have not been teaching this in school since my 22 year old turned 6.  Dacia's love of her job and care for her students is inspiring and wonderful.  Great movie!

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    Paige Evans

    Lead Presenter
    Co-Director, and Clinical Professor
    May 17, 2022 | 11:11 a.m.

    Thank you Sophie!

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    Leah McAlister-Shields

    Co-Presenter
    Lecturer and Faculty Advisor
    May 17, 2022 | 04:22 p.m.

    It is an awesome video and I am glad we were able to capture the teacher's successful journey. Her passion for her students and the profession is very inspiring.   

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    Kelly Costner

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 17, 2022 | 04:26 p.m.

    I think there could/should be a whole category of individual, personal stories like this one in the STEM for All Showcase each year! Thanks so much for sharing a fine example of what can come as a result of both Noyce funding itself and the people driving the project.

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    Cheryl Craig

    Co-Presenter
    Professor, Houston Endowment Endowed Chair of Urban Education
    May 17, 2022 | 06:18 p.m.

    I agree, Kelly Costner. The combination is dynamic!

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