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.

The framework 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:

Sponsored by:
NASA Earth Science Education Office NAG5-9372
MU-SPIN Office of Goddard Space Flight Center NCC5-533
Elizabeth City State University