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Teachers
The research team is grateful to partner with teachers who support the development and execution of Missions with Monty. Without teachers, Missions with Monty would not be a reality.

Role

Teachers play a crucial role in the success of Missions with Monty; they provide the research team with the knowledge and expertise that they dedicate to their classrooms every day. 

 

Teachers are actively involved in providing feedback on game-development, passages, and assessment components. Some important ways teachers have collaborated with the team include:

  • piloting portions of Missions with Monty in the classroom with their students,

  • supporting the development and finalization of specialized learning resources found in the game, and

  • reviewing and approving a targeted vocabulary list that was integrated into the passages. 

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Current Lead Teacher Cadre

The Lead Teacher Cadre (LTC) is a group of teachers serving in a leadership role on the Missions with Monty project. These teachers serve not only as mentors to fellow educators, but also as co-researchers throughout the duration of the project. 

Some LTC responsibilities include: 

  • assisting with materials design, curriculum alignment, and professional development activities,

  • providing coaching and support to teachers through video conference meetings and classroom visits, for example, and,

  • serving as liaisons between teachers and the research team. 

Elizabeth Sinnott
Heather K. Wolf
LaJeanne Ashley

Professional Development

Teachers receive professional development that focuses on Next Generation Science Standards curriculum integration and classroom use of Missions with Monty.

Teacher

Dashboard

Missions with Monty includes a teacher dashboard, which allows teachers to document student information and access student progress in the game.

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Partner Teachers and Schools 

Johnston County

North Carolina

For the 2018-19 school year, there are 29 top public elementary schools in Johnston County, North Carolina. Johnston County, NC public schools have a diversity score of 0.52, which is higher than the North Carolina average of 0.46. Minority enrollment is 45% (majority Hispanic) and the student: teacher ratio is 15:1.

Person County

North Carolina

For the 2018-19 school year, there are 11 top public elementary schools in Person County, North Carolina, serving 4,376 students. Person County, NC public schools have a diversity score of 0.47, which is higher than the North Carolina average of 0.46. Minority enrollment is 41% (majority Black) and the student: teacher ratio is 15:1.

Want to learn more?

Dr. John Nietfeld | missionswithmonty@ncsu.edu

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