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  Session: UTeach in Physics
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: UTeach and PhysTEC, a Winning Combination
  Meeting: 2017 Winter Meeting: Atlanta, Georgia
  Location: N/A
  Time: 8:10PM
  Author: Gay B. Stewart,, West Virginia University,
4794452402, gbstewart@mail.wvu.edu
  Co-Author(s): John C. Stewart
  Abstract: The speakers have now been part of two PhysTEC/UTeach implementations. In the first, at the University of Arkansas, we introduced a UTeach replication to a mature PhysTEC site. UAteach was designed based on our PhysTEC experience. There was a strong influence of how to incorporate the best aspects of a Teacher in Residence into the Master Teacher (MT) position. We looked at full role of all MTs in a mature UTeach program and built the induction and mentoring into all of the MT job descriptions, instead of having separate staff. At West Virginia University, we launched the two programs in parallel, with the background and experience of having done both programs before. One year in, things are moving well, with almost 70 STEM majors in the WVUteach program, and nine new physics teachers in the PhysTEC pipeline.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: phystec_uteach_sp17-contributed.pptx

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