Arkansas Data Analytics Teacher Alliance (AR-DATA) for 9-12th Grade Teachers
The University of Arkansas College of Engineering has received funding on a 3-year grant from the National Science Foundation. This new grant focuses directly on providing mathematics, computer science, and pre-engineering teachers with transformative research experiences thematically centered on data analytics, especially engineering applications towards smart and connected health, infrastructure, and community.
Teachers who choose to participate in the AR-DATA program will develop, implement, and disseminate analytics learning modules suitable for high school curriculum. Specifically, AR-DATA participants will develop and promote modules to enhance current curriculum, guided by curriculum coaches and research mentors, to train the next-generation STEM workforce, reflecting state-of-the-art research on data analytics with applications in various engineering disciplines. AR-DATA participants will attain new knowledge of data analytics and engineering applications, gain a better understanding of the next-generation STEM workforce needs in data analytics, and learn innovative pedagogies and effective strategies from peers, mentors, and curriculum coaches.
o 6-Week Virtual Research Experience for Teachers (Summer 2021)
o Dates: June 14 – July 23
o $8,000 stipend provided
o Up to $1,200 for the supplies necessary to implement modules into their classrooms and consumable
supplies needed during the summer experience
o Apply for travel grants to attend the Curriculum Conferences in Arkansas
o Teachers must commit to actively participating in the program, including program assessment and reporting, for
the full academic year barring unforeseen events (grade level changes, retirement, etc.)
o Participants will commit to a week-long orientation week with seminars, workshop, and panel discussion on data
analytics, applications in engineering, and workforce development.
o Participants will work with their research mentors and develop learning modules in the summer with help from
o the curriculum coaching team.
o Participants will implement, revise, and disseminate the developed modules in the 2021-2022 academic year.
Interested in Participating? Please follow the link and complete the form. All applications are due April 20, 2021.