The Noyce program promotes continuation of education through conferences and workshops. Noyce scholars are allotted $2,500 per year of scholarship toward additional education. Here is a list of some ideas for professional development opportunities to improve your experience as an educator:
January 23, 2014 - Secrets of a Successful First 3 Years of Teaching: 5:30 - 7:30 pm St. Joe's University - McShain Hall, 5th floor
The Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership is hosting a conversation around what three 3 year Philadelphia STEM teachers found the most helpful in making their first 3 years of teaching a success. In-service Noyce scholars from Drexel, Penn and Saint Joe's will share their experiences with pre-service and new in-service teachers and there will opportunities for participant input, questions and networking . Dinner will be served and Act 48 credit given. See flyer for registration details.
November 19, 2013 - An Evening with Simon Hauger
Simon is an engineer turned award-winning teacher! He began the Hybrid X Team at West Philadelphia High School 15 years ago to engage his students in math, science and engineering. The students in this after-school program have won multiple national competitions with the hybrid vehicles they designed and built. In 2010, the team was honored at the White House.
The innovative approach to education that powered the Hybrid X Team to victory is the basis for a new school that Simon and his colleagues have begun. The Workshop School challenges students to solve the world’s most pressing problems, and organizes teaching and learning in service of doing so.
Noyce Scholars are invited to meet Simon for dinner at 5:30 pm and stay to hear and participate in his interactive presentation. Dinner and Presentation in Dalton, 300. RSVP to Bonnie at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15, 2014
Philadelphia Education Fund - Math and Science Coalition
Each month, the Coalition hosts a free Teacher Forum exclusively for Philadelphia math and science teachers in grades K-12, which includes:
Note that teachers in self-contained classrooms who are interested in math and science are welcome to attend. Also, because of our regional partnership with PEF, Noyce Scholars can attend these sessions. For more information and dates for each month go to http://www.philaedfund.org/programs/advancing-education/philadelphia-math-science-coalition/programs-educators/teacher-forum