NOVA was created
to develop and disseminate a national framework for enhancing science,
mathematics and technology literacy for preservice teachers in the
21st century. The lead institutions of the NOVA consortium, consisting
of University of Alabama, Fayetteville State University, University
of Idaho and a network of fifty other members institutions, work
to produce enhanced scientific literacy for preservice teachers.
Elizabeth City State University Network Resources and Training Site
hosed a special NOVA workshop on the campus of Hampton University.
Minority university partners of the NRTS at ECSU, South Carolina
State University, Morgan State University and City College of New
York were invited to bring an interdisciplinary team of faculty
to the workshop. The workshop topics included: 1) Demonstration
of an undergraduate science and mathematics course framework; 2)
Examples of successful course models; and 3) A mentoring support
system for faculty wishing to implement new courses or modify existing
courses at their universities.
uses interactive learning and integrates science, mathematics and
technology as a means of developing a new paradigm for educating
preservice teachers. Highlights, agenda, and photos from the NOVA
workshop can be viewed at: