The Robert Noyce Scholarship Program at Penn State Harrisburg is focused on recruiting, preparing, and retaining a robust and diverse workforce of secondary mathematics teachers who implement culturally responsive mathematics instruction in high-need schools. This project prepares prospective teachers to teach secondary mathematics using innovative teaching approaches that combine mathematical modeling, emerging technologies, and culturally responsive practices. Mathematical modeling competencies are fundamental as they connect core mathematical ideas to real-world experiences including culture and translanguaging.
Math modeling tasks and culturally responsive practice, including translanguaging pedagogy, draw upon a broad range of student abilities that can help enhance learning and engagement for students in high-need schools or communities in STEM fields. Over the course of this project, the researchers will iteratively develop and refine transformative math modeling and translanguaging modules to develop scholars’ self-efficacy and beliefs towards culturally responsive math modeling (CRMM) teaching and their capacity to select, design, and implement CRMM activities in high-need classrooms. Finally, the researchers in this project will measure the project’s impact on mathematics instruction and student learning.
- Principal Investigator: Dr. Jane M. Wilburne
- Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Reuben S. Asempapa
- Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Anita Mareno
- Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Philip Sirinides
- Co-Investigator: Dr. Xenia Hadjioannou
- Co-Investigator: Dr. Brittany Anderson
Other Personnel/Graduate Research Assistants
- Ashley Norton; 2022-2023