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.
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 developed 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. More information and testimonials can be found at: http://www.asminternational.org/about/foundation/teachers/teacher-camps.
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.
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.