Through research conducted by the Growing Future STEM
Teachers in Maine grant, this presentation explores the upsides, downsides, and
enticements of secondary STEM teaching.
Participants will: 1. explore perceptions of careers in STEM secondary education; 2. understand factors that influence interest in STEM fields; and 3. identify evidence-based practices for preparation and retention of high-quality secondary STEM teachers.
Patricia Waters (Saint Joseph's College of Maine: Standish, ME)