Applications for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) annual grants for teachers are now being accepted. The deadline for each of these grant opportunities is November 3. Please follow the links below to get more information about submission requirements. These are great opportunities for teachers.
NCTM Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics Grants
RUSMP, a Code.org Regional Partner, hosted a workshop for district and campus administrators on November 3 from 8 am - 10:30 am at Farnsworth Pavilion on the Rice University campus. During the workshop participants discussed the importance of computer science (CS) education and learned about Code.org’s innovative curricula — AP CS Principles and CS Discoveries. The event started with a keynote presentation from Dr. John Greiner, Lecturer and Undergraduate Student Advisor in Rice University’s Department of Computer Science. on his perspectives about the importance of CS education.
Online registration is now open for the 2017 RUSMP Fall Networking Conference which will be held on Saturday morning, September 16 in Sewall Hall on the Rice University campus. RUSMP’s Director of Curriculum Integration, Robin Ward will start the morning with a keynote address “Put on Your Math Goggles®: Integrating Mathematics and the Visual Arts.” Following her keynote, the RUSMP team will lead grade-level breakout sessions. Please visit here for more information.
RUSMP's Adem Ekmekci has received a very prestigious small research grant from the Spencer Foundation! The project entitled "The Nexus of Teacher Quality and Students' Social Cognitive Career Outcomes in STEM" will explore the connection between teacher quality and students' STEM persistence using a national dataset, High School Longitudinal Study (HSLS:09) of Institute of Educational Sciences.
Dr. Ekmekci (PI) and UHD's Danya Corkin (co-PI) will be working on this project together. The project will kick off on August 1, 2017 and is expected to be completed in July 2019.
RUSMP's Adem Ekmekci has co-authored a research article about the impact of factors college students experienced during their high school years on their STEM major selection in college
The Rice University School Mathematics Project was featured in an August 2017 report from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: Opening doors: How Selective Colleges and Universities Are Expanding Access for High-Achieving, Low-Income Students. As a finalist for the 2016 Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence, Rice University's strong institutional commitment to increasing socioeconomic diversity was highlighted throughout the report.
At the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association RUSMP researchers presented promising findings about the role of culturally relevant mathematics instruction in motivating underrepresented minority students to pursue computer science.
Author Robin Ward describes how kindergarten teachers used Paul Klee's shape-filled Castle and Sun (1928) as a springboard to implementing a multi-faceted art lesson that allowed kindergarten students to explore mathematics (geometry, counting, and graphing),and which also provided opportunities for reading and writing.
Read about this engaging activity in the June edition of the ArtsEd Lab digital magazine, published by Education Closet.
Register for the Texas Instruments T³™ Professional Development Summit on August 4 at Rice University!
Explore mathematics, STEM, coding and more at the T³™ (Teachers Teaching with Technology) Professional Development Summit hosted by RUSMP. Choose from multiple sessions to best meet your professional development needs.
Date: Friday, August 4, 2017