Noyce Science Summer 2020 Institute - Professional Development Workshop

Cal Poly’s CESAME and the WRNA are pleased to offer three concurrent two-week professional development courses this summer in Physics Modeling II, Chemistry Modeling II, and Biology Modeling I

These workshops are structured inquiry approaches to high school chemistry, physics and physical science teaching that incorporate computer technology and insights from current content & education research. Teachers will develop skills in fostering scientific discourse and presentation and in assessment of student learning. By designing and carrying out a series of investigations that use the Modeling Method teachers will practice Socratic questioning techniques that will enable them to teach physics and/or chemistry using the Modeling Method.

Dates and Times: July 6 - July 17.  Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Cal Poly University, 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA.


Registration Fee is waived for: Selected Noyce Scholars or Noyce Alumni.

Noyce Math Summer 2020 Institute - Professional Development Workshop

We are excited to be able to offer, once again, a Western Regional Noyce Alliance (WRNA) Summer Math Workshop in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona.  

This exciting summer mathematics professional development opportunity for current and past Noyce Scholars, Fellows, and Teachers who teach in grades 7-12 includes a two-week (8-day) workshop, focusing on quantitative reasoning and modeling through deep conceptual understanding of functions and function concepts in grades 7-12.   Problem solving, technology use, and mathematical practice standards are emphasized throughout the workshop.

The Quanitative Reasoning: Mathematics in Context workshop is being offered June 23 - July 2, with free weekend lodging that allows you to explore nearby Sedona, Grand Canyon, and downtown Flagstaff. Participants receive support for travel, a stipend and food/lodging while on the beautiful campus of Northern Arizona University, located at 7,000ft in the lush pines of the Coconino National Forest.

Registration is first come, first served.  Participation from all Western Regional Noyce Projects is strongly encouraged!  Priority will be given to applicants who have already completed student teaching as of Spring 2020.

STAR Summer 2020 Research Program

STEM Teacher and Researcher (STAR) Program website

The STEM Teacher and Researcher (STAR) Program is a nine-week paid summer research experience program for aspiring K-12 STEM teachers. All Noyce scholars across the country are eligible to apply.  The program is open to undergraduates, post-bacs, masters students and credential students who are seriously considering a career in teaching. STAR fellows work alongside cutting-edge researchers doing real-world, authentic research and immerse themselves in the culture of science at national labs, university labs and private labs located in the Western region of the country. Each fellow is also part of a cohort that meets weekly for a half-day workshop focused on: a) the production of a research poster for presentation at the STAR Conference, b) the creation of a lesson plan based on the research experience (done in pairs), and c) exploring the next generation science standards and translating the research experience to classroom practice. Best of all, participants receive a weekly stipend for their work, and future students get a teacher that knows how science works in the real world.

Visit the STAR Summer 2020 Research Program website to learn more.