- Year 2016
- NSF Noyce Award # 1239827
- First Name Todd
- Last Name Grundmeier
- Discipline Mathematics
Elsa Medina, Cal Poly State University -San Luis Obispo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elsa Medina, Cal Poly State University-San Luis Obispo, email@example.com
The critical shortage of teachers of mathematics demands effective efforts to prepare and support more teachers of mathematics. Our programs has provided scholarships for 49 mathematics teachers.
Our program was established in 2007 and we have awarded 49 scholarships to future mathematics teachers. In addition to providing scholarships, our program has a summer workshop component for scholars to learn about the teaching and learning of mathematics as well as issues of teaching in high need districts. Under Phase II of the program, we will provide 9 two-year scholarships and 12 one-year scholarships of $12,000/year and continue the summer workshops for 50 scholars each summer. Noyce scholars receive an $800 travel stipend to attend summer workshops.
In an effort to attract the best and most qualified future mathematics teachers, we established the Noyce Scholarship Program. But retaining these teachers is as important as attracting them by providing financial incentives. For this reason, our program includes the summer workshops as a way to continue providing support for scholars to be successful and stay in the profession.
Every summer we receive very positive evaluations from scholars participating in the summer workshops. They feel the workshop is very effective in discussing effective teaching methods, sharing of ideas, and establishing a support system that helps them manage the demands of the first years of teaching.
We have been able to invite scholars from Western region programs to participate in our summer workshops. Every summer we have 50 scholars participate in the workshops.