Introducing New Noyce Scholars to MERLOT
What You'll Find Here
- Exciting online learning materials in MERLOT.
- Recommended Science and Math teaching resources, lesson plans, classroom management strategies, and advice with links to a wide range of additional Science and Math resources and materials.
- A variety of ways to connect with other Noyce Scholars and to teachers and university faculty who share your goals, challenges, and passions for Science and Math education.
- Information on how others are using virtual labs in their classrooms to:
- Achieve curriculum objectives
- Create exciting learning experiences for students
- Reflect on effective classroom management strategies
- Satisfy assessment and accreditation requirements
- Information about ePortfolios in the CSU and how to create your own ePortfolio using the MERLOT Content Builder tool available to all Noyce Scholars.
- ePortfolios created by other Noyce Scholars.
About MERLOT and the CSU Noyce Scholars Teaching Commons
The Noyce Scholars Teaching Commons:
- Is a free, open educational resource dedicated to Science and Math that anyone can use.
- Provides a collaborative space, supported by an online community of Science and Math educators, for teachers and students to share best practices and exchange ideas and resources.
- Promotes the practical and tested use of virtual labs and digital learning materials to achieve Math and Science learning objectives in California's high need schools.
- Is based on The Carnegie Foundation's model of "teaching commons."
About the Noyce Scholars Program
- The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program seeks to encourage talented Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math majors and professionals to become K-12 Math and Science teachers and provides funding to support scholarships, stipends, and programs for students who commit to teaching in high-needs K-12 school districts.
- The National Science Foundation's Noyce Scholars Program provides leaderships and support to help prepare future teachers to succeed in these high needs schools.
- The CSU Noyce Scholars are dedicated to improving the quality of Science and Math education in California's high need schools through the use of online resources and materials.
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We gratefully acknowledge the support of the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) National Science Digital Library (NSDL) program, through award 0735011 to the California State University.