The 5+ Club Supported Site
University of Cincinnati: Teacher-in-Residence
- Developed and implemented a new physics course for elementary education majors.
- Revised materials and supported Teaching Assistants and LAs who taught the recitation tutorials portion of the calculus-based physics course.
- Revitalized the dormant Tri-State Physics Teachers (TSPT) group. Now 70+ strong and meeting quarterly.
- Identifying the particular "issues" for each project.
- Learning the structures of 'how work gets done' at a university … as compared to a large school system.
- The university has committed to supporting the TIR position for three years past the end of the PhysTEC grant.
- The TSPT group provides us with a pool of potential candidates to fill the TIR position.
- You can never start too early when it comes to items that require high level administrative support/approval.
List of TIRs over the Project
- 2013 - 2015: John Rowe - Physics teacher in the Cincinnati Public Schools with 27 years of experience teaching, designing, and implementing large scale professional development projects.
Finding and Hiring a TIR
- Identify future needs so as to focus on potential candidates that have needed expertise.
- Begin discussions with teacher and District level personnel as early as possible.
- Create opportunities for the next TIR to be involved with projects throughout the year before they take over.
Typical TIR Activities
- Teach/develop courses in both physics and College of Education.
- Organize events to develop physics teacher network.
- Participate in the recruitment plans.
- Attend/participate in department meetings and discussions.