The Robert Noyce Master Teaching Fellowship has been awarded to a second cadre of rural high school teachers through their leadership work in the Institute for Chemistry Literacy through Computational Science. This award, given by the National Science Foundation to exemplary math and science teachers who serve in high-needs school districts, is made on the basis of professional achievement and academic merit, including demonstration of advanced content knowledge in science, mathematics, and technology, and a commitment to being a computational science education advocate. As part of the program, fellows commit to teaching in a high-needs district for four years while they earn their certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. In addition to earning their certification, Master Teaching Fellows participate in online coursework, day-long workshops, and summer Institutes to gain additional content knowledge, and pedagogical expertise.
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