Professors Curtis Ho and Catherine Fulford of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Educational Technology Department received a three-year, $3 million U.S. Department of Education Teacher Quality Enhancement Recruitment Grant as part of the technology departments Learning Enhancement through Innovation (LEI) Alohas Connections to Teaching Careers.
The focus of the project is to produce more secondary teachers who are able to meet the challenges of Hawaiis diverse, under-resourced classrooms by creating an educational continuum to recruit, prepare, and retain teachers in high-need subject areas and schools. The priority is to get more teachers in math and science with emphasis on neighbor island and mainland recruits, Ho said.
Teacher recruitment activities will include: video commercials, scholarships, a new Prospective Teaching Academy for graduates of secondary school Teacher Cadet Programs and college majors in math and science, and remedial math support for educational assistants. Programming will be delivered online.
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