Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program is a national initiative sponsored by the National Science Foundation that seeks to increase the number of talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and career professionals who become K-12 mathematics and science teachers by providing scholarships, stipends and academic programs. Awardees commit to teaching two years in a high-need school district for each year of support they receive. With over 180 Noyce Teachers from 7 area institutions of higher education in the Philadelphia region, the Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership seeks to support these STEM teachers and others at all stages of their teaching career.The mission of the Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership is to build lasting synergies among the Noyce programs in the greater Philadelphia region that will strengthen all aspects of the STEM teacher pipeline: recruitment, pre-service preparation, induction, and ongoing development and growth throughout a teacher’s career, in ways that no individual institution would be able to achieve alone.
This project is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
Teachers Materials Camp
The College of Science and Technology has partnered with the Philadelphia Chapter of ASM International to offer a Materials Camp at our Ambler Campus. During this one-week workshop, teacher participants learn the basics of Materials Science Technology as taught at the high school and middle school level. They work in an active lab setting with metals, ceramics, polymers and composites, and develop a greater appreciation for the importance of these materials to modern life. The teachers see how this heavily project-based course excites students to learn science concepts as they complete projects of personal worth to them. Whether teachers use the information and concepts as a basis for teaching their own MST course or merely infuse the concepts into an existing science course to increase relevancy, they will finish the week prepared to make some important instructional changes as a result of their participation. Pre-service Temple students from TUteach participate to support the labs and activities.
Early Grades Instructional Leadership (EGIL)
Through the Early Grades Instructional Leadership (EGIL) project, Temple University in partnership with the Delaware County Intermediate Unit aims to devleop highly effective early grades instructional leaders well-versed in impactful leadership and educational practices. The goals of the EGIL project are to (1) Develop a results-oriented, replicable program focused on principal impact on schools, (2) Combine coursework with supervised practicum experiences, (3) Provide intensive coaching and/or mentoring for participants during their site-based practicum learning experiences (residencies), (4) Integrate academic and practical learning, (5) Provide post-licensure support to accelerate early career development, and (6) Assess learning growth through multiple measures.
This project is sponsored by the Department of Education's Math and Science Partnership program.
Science Teacher Education Application and Leadership (STEAL)
Science Teacher Education, Application and Leadership (STEAL) is a two year program for elementary science teachers in partnership with Temple University. Teachers will spend two weeks at Temple University working with science and math faculty to increase their chemistry and physics background. STEAL participants will work daily in the laboratory creating investigations for their classroom. The program provides 140-hour professional learning opportunity for elementary teachers. STEAL is funded through Math and Science Partnership Grant and is partnership with the Delaware County Intermediate Unit(DCIU). Teachers receive annually, 80 hours of science content development at Temple University, 24 hours of science pedagogy development at DCIU center and 16 hours of one to one instruction on coaching in the classroom.
This project is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
FunScienceDemos is a free, high quality science education resource with a global reach. Dr. George Mehler of Temple's CST and the Temple students of the STEM Education Network have been developing a YouTube channel that is used by over 200 countries every day. Every English captioned video can be translated into virtually any language in the world! FunScienceDemos has over 125 science education videos that connect to each core science concept that all young learners should know before they reach high school. The videos are in the science areas of life science, physical science, and earth & space science. In addition, there is a playlist that features age-appropriate engineering and technology challenges for teachers and students. Using Google Analytics and social media tools, Temple students also support and answer questions posted by subscribers and users of the channel from around the world.
Readings, math activities, poems, assessments, & videos to help teachers integrate NGSS science topics into their K-8 class. Supporting the channel FunScienceDemos.
The vision for FunScienceToons is a YouTube channel with high quality science animations for young learners. This summer (2017) with support of Temple University & the ASM Education Foundation, writers have completed all 85 scripts for the channel scripts. With the support of Temple University, we are recording the scripts by using acting and theater majors at Temple University. A sample animation, “Earth Spins, The Day Begins”, can be viewed below. This particular animation was created with the support of the ASM Education Foundation and Temple University.