IMPLEMENTING A ROBERT NOYCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Dr. Viji K. Sundar Director Robert Noyce Scholarship Program Mathematics Faculty Director of Math Grants Tara D. Ribeiro Project Manager Robert Noyce Scholarship Program Director Teacher Recruitment & Retention CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, STANISLAUS KEY CONSIDERATIONS Assembling a Noyce Coordinating Team Mission Statement & Scholar Commitment Partner Programs Target Populations Scholarship Eligibility Criteria Application Development Advertising & Recruiting Application Review & Scholar Selection Scholarship Contracts Scholar Expectations & Responsibilities Scholar Academy Scholar Professional Development Project Poster Program Reporting & Evaluation ASSEMBLING A NOYCE COORDINATING TEAM PROGRAM DIRECTOR/PI FACULTY COORDINATORS/ MENTORS ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR/ ASSISTANT EXTERNAL EVALUATOR Coordinating team should consist of at least one faculty member/specialist from each participating STEM subject area or department (i.e.: Math, Sciences, Secondary Teacher Education, Grants & Special Programs Specialist, etc.) MISSION STATEMENT & SCHOLAR COMMITMENT A COMMUNITY OF PRE-SERVICE STEM TEACHERS FROM CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL VALLEY WE ARE… COMMITTED PASSIONATE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTED PASSIONATE COMMUNITY BUILDING Noyce Scholars will benefit from a professional learning community of university professors, K-12 teachers, mathematicians, scientists, professional educators and mentors who can provide training, support and boost confidence both academically and professionally. They will collaborate with other pre-service teachers who aspire to become the most highly qualified STEM educators in California. Scholar commitment to teaching will be amplified and motivated through enhanced professional development. Meetings and workshops will allow them to encourage each other in their teaching aspirations and share ideas and concerns. Scholars will blossom with the common desire to bring to life the wonder of science & math to future students in a safe and exciting learning environment where a love for knowledge and respect for others will be role-modeled. DETERMINING TARGET POPULATIONS STEM CSU Stanislaus Math & Science Undergraduate Students Credential Students (Jr./Sr. Level Status) (Secondary Education) Degree Holders/ Career Changers (pursuing Secondary Credential in Math or Science) ADVERTISING THE ROBERT NOYCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Website Flyers/Posters Brochure Postcards Campus Newspapers Direct E-mailings to Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni Campus and Community College Outreach http://www.csustan.edu/NoyceScholarship/ APPLICANT CRITERIA Junior, Senior or Credential Level students Grade point average (GPA) of 2.67 overall or 2.75 in the last 60 units Math/Science major, degree holder or career professional Noyce Scholarship application, two letters of recommendation, statement of intent, transcripts Face-To-Face Interview with Scholarship Selection Committee http://www.csustan.edu/NoyceScholarship/documents/RobertNoyceapplication.pdf APPLICATION REVIEW AND SCHOLAR SELECTION Application Review Face-to-Face Interviews Select Reviewing Team Select Reviewing Team Mathematics Faculty Member/Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Advisor Noyce Program PI/Math Grants Director Science Faculty Member/Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Advisor Single Subject (7-12) Credential Program Coordinator Determine Rating Scale Application Letters of Recommendation Statement of Intent GPA Noyce Program Science Coordinator/Mentor Single Subject (7-12) Credential Faculty/Teacher Intern Program Director Develop Interview Questions Determine Rating Scale SCHOLAR EXPECTATIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES Attend Noyce Scholar Academy Attend major and credentialing program advising Complete Natural Sciences 4961 (Science Scholars) Complete Mathematics for Secondary Teachers (Math Scholars) Complete early-field experience in teaching requirement Complete Secondary Teacher Certification Program Participate in professional development activities Submit required surveys and evaluations Teach in a high-need school for two years (per each award year) SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT CONTRACT FORGIVABLE LOAN TUITION ASSISTANCE AGREEMENT Consult Financial Aid University Legal Dept. Financial Services Post [Grant] Awards Review examples of existing campus Forgivable Loan Tuition Assistance Agreements SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT PROMISSORY NOTE Student’s obligations under this Agreement shall be evidenced by a Promissory Note, which shall set forth student’s indebtedness to the University under the terms of the Agreement. Student agrees to execute the Forgivable Loan Tuition Assistance Agreement and Promissory Note and comply with all of its terms and conditions of repayment. SCHOLAR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Statewide Math and Science Teacher Conferences Monthly Meetings Noyce Scholar Academy Educational Technology Conference “Common Core/NGSS” Workshops Transition From Student to Teacher Conference Early Field Experience in Teaching (tutoring/coaching in Central California Mathematics Conference area schools & programs) Guest Speakers Summer Internships STEM Teacher & Researcher Program Teacher Researcher Academy NASA Pre-Service Teacher Institute Inquiry Based Instruction NOYCE SCHOLAR ACADEMY California State University, Stanislaus Robert Noyce Scholar Academy 2012 “Teachers From the Valley for the Valley” Academy Schedule Saturday, September 8 8:30-9am Hospitality 9-9:30am 9:30-10:30am 10:40-11:40 11:40am12:10pm 12:10-12:40pm 12:40-1:40pm 1:40-2:30pm 2:30-3:00pm Coffee & Cont. Breakfast Welcome Noyce Goals and Expectations Dr. Viji Sundar Common Core Part I Dr. Donna Andrews Unraveling the History of the Earth: Lunch Team Building Tara Ribeiro The New Kid on the Block: Hangin' Tough Elias Youhanna Noyce Panel Reflections Closing Dr. Viji Sundar [email protected] Dr. Horacio Ferriz [email protected] [email protected] Basic approaches for the teaching of Earth Sciences [email protected] Veronica Chaidez Carlos Delgadillo Maria Figueroa Paul Anserlian Alice Poulson Armando Mendoza [email protected] Saturday, September 22 8:30-9am Hospitality 9-9:30am 9:30-10:30am 10:40-11:40 11:40am12:10pm 12:10-12:40pm 12:40-1:40pm 1:40-2:30pm 2:30-3:00pm Coffee & Cont. Breakfast Welcome Opening Session Dr. Viji Sundar & Dr. Donna Andrews Common Core Part II Dr. Donna Andrews The Nature of Math Dr. Viji Sundar Lunch Team Building Tara Ribeiro The Nature of Inquiry Dr. Michael Fleming STAR Panel Reflections Closing Dr. Viji Sundar [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Jonathan Kamp Jorge Ruiz Kevin Testo PROGRAM REPORTING AND EVALUATION REPORTING IS REQUIRED TO DOCUMENT THE SITE’S EFFORTS IN: attracting, preparing, supporting and retaining effective STEM teachers meeting program goals, guidelines and objectives providing professional development opportunities that enhance/impact Scholar knowledge base, teaching strategies and skills tracking Scholarship recipients while in the program and under obligation to teach REPORTING IS SUBMITTED QUARTERLY AND ANNUALLY: Annual PI Report Annual Data Submission Quarterly Report Program Reports on Scholar and Program Activities Strategies/ institution specifics Activities/ Impact External Evaluation Annual evaluation on effectiveness of the program in meeting goals, guidelines, objectives and specifications (by an expert who can conduct an objective evaluation) Two Minute Survey 1. List two things you learned in this session. 2. What question is uppermost in your mind as you leave this session? 3. I found this session to be…..