Using Tech to Increase The Number of STEM Teachers in Texas

The UTeach initiative aims to increase the number of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors working in classrooms. It’s a network of 44 teacher training programs across the country.

UTeach at the University of Texas at Tyler is working to achieve this goal by leveraging something which interests many STEM majors: technology.

Donna Wise, director of UT Tyler’s UTeach program, brought Edthena to UTeach Tyler two years ago to enhance the process of STEM majors seeing themselves as future STEM teachers.

Why is using video reflection important to your program’s design?

What makes UTeach different is that students are required to teach twice in their very first education class.

Fairmont State’s Teachers Changed From Mailing CDs to Online, Video-Powered Learning

At last fall’s TED CEC conference in Lexington, Kentucky, professors Gwen Jones and Julie Reneau of Fairmont State University presented about their experience adopting video in Fairmont State’s Teacher Education program. “We’re excited to share. Because we’ve been on this journey,” Gwen said. “And we’re just so excited to have found something that works so…