The Rice University Robert Noyce Teaching Fellowship Program
The creation of the Rice University Robert Noyce Master Teaching Fellowship Program united an unprecedented variety of professionals as core partners with a common purpose: to develop 16 exceptional secondary mathematics teachers into National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Master Teaching Fellows. The program is creating school-based leaders in mathematics deeply grounded in sound mathematical content and research-based pedagogical, leadership, adult education, and mathematics advocacy skills. This work is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1556006.
Annual Summer Campus Program
RUSMP's premier professional development program is a rigorous program each June for K-12 teachers with intensive academic-year follow-up activities. Independent evaluations indicate that participating teachers gain content knowledge and pedagogical skills that significantly improve their instruction, their self-efficacy, and their students' achievement on standardized assessments.
Courses and Seminars for Mathematics Teachers and Leaders
RUSMP offers professional development courses for K-12 mathematics teachers throughout the year. As a Texas Education Agency certified provider, all RUSMP courses and seminars award continuing professional development hours. In addition, many also suitable for gifted and talented credit. RUSMP also offers courses and seminars designed for K-12 mathematics leaders. Facilitated by leading mathematics educators, leaders develop research-based strategies necessary to support improved mathematics instruction at their campuses and in their districts. Courses are also developed and customized based upon the needs of partner schools or school districts.
Professional Development Opportunities in Computer Science
Come join us! RUSMP is partnering with Code.org to provide "computational thinking" resources for K-12 students and teachers in 30 counties in and around Greater Houston. No prior computer science skills are required, and there is never a charge for the curriculum, thanks to generous donors like Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, and more.
RUSMP hosts annual Fall and Spring Networking Conferences for the RUSMP network of teachers, administrators, and others from the educational community. Distinguished educators and scientists share their current research and interests, and RUSMP alumni and members of the RUSMP instructional team demonstrate exemplary mathematics lessons, new resources, and successful teaching strategies.