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* 1. The following information is confidential and will be secured by all applicable provisions of The University of Texas at Austin and the National Science Foundation for protection of identity. The requested information is needed for survey analysis and tracking of individuals over time. However, data will not be reported in any way as to distinguish or identify individual participants.

In the space below that says "Position," please indicate if you are a PBI student, apprentice teacher, or in-service teacher.

* 2. My gender is

* 3. Please answer the following questions- focusing on your planned students teaching experience:

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Slightly Agree Agree Strongly Agree
I frequently use examples and problems from other STEM disciplines (ex. using biology in physics).
Relating STEM to the real world through a challenge or engagement question is relevant to the local and national standards.
I am confident in my understanding of the content that I teach.
I do not use findings from the science of learning in my classroom.
Research is applicable in the high school classroom.
I feel uncomfortable using interdisciplinary science in my class.
I regularly use a challenge question or engagement question to frame the students' course of study.
Using techniques such as those from the science of learning are relevant to the local and national standards.
I do not believe that all students need to have a basic understanding of how scientific research is done.
Interdisciplinary STEM knowledge is not relevant to the local and national standards.
I do not feel confident in creating a challenge or engagement question to frame my students' course of study.
I am comfortable asking my secondary teacher colleagues for help and advice when I encounter difficult material in my curriculum (your school colleagues).
I am comfortable asking my secondary teacher colleagues for help and advice when I encounter difficult material in my curriculum (your UTeach colleagues).
I am comfortable asking professionals outside my school for help and advice in teaching difficult material in my curriculum (non UTeach faculty).
I am comfortable asking professionals outside my school for help and advice in teaching difficult material in my curriculum (UTeach faculty).

* 4. Of the twenty-three design activities below, please select the SIX MOST IMPORTANT.

* 5. Please answer the following questions: How much of an obstacle, if any, do you anticipate each of the following will be to your ability to transfer what you learned in UTeach to your classroom?

  Not an obstacle A minor obstacle A major obstacle Have no idea
The STEM topics are too different
The level of science is too high
The school's curriculum is inflexible
School has poor/no access to computers/Internet
Materials, equipment, etc. are too expensive
Not enough time on your part to prepare new lessons/labs
School administrators are resistant to your proposed changes
Other teachers are resistant to your proposed changes

* 6. Below are 6 problems that are representative of a broader set of problems that are typically given to public school students at the end of an Algebra 1 course. Please rank these problems starting with the one you think will be the easiest for students to solve to the one you think will be the hardest for the students to solve.

  1-easiest 2 3 4 5 6-hardest
1) (68.36 – 25) / 4 = P
2) Starting with 68.36, if I subtract 25 and then divide by 4, I get a number. What is it?
3) After buying a basketball with her four daughters, Ms. Jordan took the $68.36 they all paid and subtracted out the $25 she contributed. She then divided the remaining amount by 4 to see how much each daughter contributed. How much did each daughter pay?
4) Solve for D: D x 4 + 25 = 68.36
5) Starting with some number, if I multiply it by 4 and then add 25, I get 68.36. What number did I start with?
6) After buying a basketball with her daughters, Ms. Jordan multiplied the amount each daughter had paid by 4 (because all 4 sisters paid the same amount). Then Ms. Jordan added the $25 she contributed and found the total cost of the ball to be $68.36. How much did each daughter pay?

* 7. Rating from 1 to 4 with 1=“not much at all” to 4=”very much” relative to other UTeach Courses (i.e., Step 1, Step II, Knowing and Learning, Perspectives, Classroom Interactions, Research Methods….), how would you rate the following:

  not much at all (1) (2) (3) very much (4)
a. Amount of reading required for PBI
b. Amount of outside work required for PBI
c. Importance of working collaboratively with others in class for PBI
d. Practical knowledge needed for being an effective teacher
e. Theoretical knowledge needed for being an effective teacher

* 8. Please select which PBI course you took:

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