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Suggested Citation:"Program Scope." National Research Council. 1999. Final Report to the U.S. Department of Defense on the Defense Reinvestment Initiative. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9691.
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It was in this context that the NRC convened a two-day planning meeting at the Beckman Center in Irvine, California to study the feasibility and potential design of a project which would offer displaced aerospace and defense personnel an opportunity to become well-qualified, effective mathematics and science teachers. Scientists and engineers leaving the military, defense-related industry, aerospace careers, and national laboratories were assumed to represent a potentially large pool of talent for career teachers who can teach according to the guidelines in the national standards for mathematics and science education. Appendix B is the report from the planning meeting. The issues addressed at the planning meeting were:

  • types of alternative teacher certification programs that existed, primarily in California;

  • credential or licensure requirements for teachers who enter the teaching work force through alternative certification programs;

  • placement and employment opportunities in schools for scientists and engineers after the retraining period;

  • support needed from the current employers of scientists and engineers wishing to make a shift into teaching careers;

  • appropriate role(s) for the various players, including the NRC, colleges and universities, state credential board, cooperating school systems, federal agencies and laboratories, industry, and others; and

  • key elements of successful certification programs.

PROGRAM SCOPE

The DRI project was divided into five phases plus the pre-award activities described above, as indicated in the following chronology of events.

Pre-award Activities

1993

October

Feasibility Discussion Group Meeting, Beckman Center

Phase I

1994

November

Initial Contract with DOD awarded

Staff hired and DRIAB appointed

1995

February

First DRIAB Meeting

 

March

Haberman Interview Training Workshop

 

April

Applicant files reviewed

 

May

Interviews with applicants

 

June

Schools secured

Evaluator selected

Fellows accepted

Phase II

July

Fellows began CSULB program

Second DRIAB Meeting

August

RFP for second cohort credential program issued

September

Informational meeting for Proposal for Second Cohort

Suggested Citation:"Program Scope." National Research Council. 1999. Final Report to the U.S. Department of Defense on the Defense Reinvestment Initiative. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9691.
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October

Professional Development Seminar at California Museum of Science and Industry, Reception for Los Angeles Dignitaries

 

November

Third DRIAB Meeting

Phase III
 

November

Site for Second Cohort selected

Professional Development Seminar at California Institute of Technology

1996

January

Workshop for Cooperating Teachers

 

June

Fellows began Student Teaching

 

August

Fellows completed credential program

Fourth DRIAB Meeting

Professional Development Seminar at Discovery Museum’s Launch Pad

 

September

Most Fellows began teaching

Phase IV
 

November

First Saturday Seminar for Fellows

1997

February

Saturday Seminar for Fellows

 

April

Two Saturday Seminars for Fellows

Paper presented at National Association for Alternative Educator

Preparation, Certification, and Licensure meeting, Norfolk, VA

 

May

Fifth DRIAB Meeting

Saturday Seminar for Fellows

 

August

Summer Workshops for Fellows

 

September

Two Saturday Seminars for Fellows

 

November

Saturday Seminar for Fellows

1998

February

Sixth DRIAB Meeting (half-day)

Two Saturday Seminars for Fellows

 

March

Two Saturday Seminars for Fellows

 

May

Saturday Seminar for Fellows

Phase V
 

September

Final DRIAB Meeting

Final Report Drafted

Two Saturday Seminars for Fellow (following amendment to contract)

 

December

Mentoring Workshop for Fellows (following amendment to contract)

Suggested Citation:"Program Scope." National Research Council. 1999. Final Report to the U.S. Department of Defense on the Defense Reinvestment Initiative. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9691.
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