Quote from teacher attending AP Institute“This workshop was the best workshop I have attended as a teacher by far.“
Department of Education, 2009-2013Teaching American History Grant with Fort Bend and Spring Branch ISDsThrough the support of a Department of Education Teaching American History grant, Fort Bend and Spring Branch ISDs will work with Rice University to provide content-rich teacher professional development for district American history and social studies teachers. The "Teachers as Historians" program is designed to raise student achievement by improving teacher’s knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of traditional American history.
Freeman Foundation 2007 – 2009Institute for Chinese Language Teaching (ICLT) Created in response to a growing demand for certified teachers of Chinese language in Texas and the southern United States, this program was designed to build on the substantial strength that Rice has in Chinese language teaching and Asian studies. The courses are taught by Rice faculty or those from other higher education institutions and provide content not readily available in other area teacher certification programs.
The Rice Summer Enrichment Program, Cesar E. Chavez High SchoolRice University implemented a math, science and language arts enrichment program at Chavez High School in Houston ISD. This program served students entering 10th and 11th grades enrolled in the school's "Project Lead the Way" program. The program’s goal was to engender a strong sense of excitement about the practical applications of math, science and language arts. 2008 Funders: Cesar E. Chavez High School, Goodyear, Houston East End Chamber of Commerce, LyondellBasell, Rhodia, Texas Petrochemicals, Inc., and Valero Refining Company, Texas2009 Funders: Cesar E. Chavez High School, Houston East End Chamber of Commerce, Goodyear, and Houston ISD
ProjectGRAD - 2009College and Career InstituteRice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies hosted 10th-grade students from ProjectGRAD Houston. The students participated in a week-long College and Career Institute that provided them with resources to maximize their high school years and optimize their chances for college admissions. Five local area high schools from Houston ISD were represented: Jefferson Davis, Sam Houston 9th Grade Campus, Reagan, Wheatley and Yates.
Washington Mutual 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008Rice University AP Summer Institute
Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) 2007Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology Workshop
Rice University offered a five-day multidisciplinary course to enhance high school teachers’ knowledge of petroleum exploration and production technology. The course curriculum included advanced content lectures from industry experts and academics as well as field trips to points of interest within Houston’s world-renowned energy sector. Sponsored by the Independent Petroleum Association of America, this hands-on teacher workshop was designed for high school educators interested in learning the science of the energy industry.
Arthur Vining Davis Foundations 2007Academies for High School Teachers of Advanced Courses
Texas High School Project: Exemplar Grant Program 2007Academies for High School Teachers of Advanced Courses Advanced Topics in AP* The Texas High School Project Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas recognizes the Rice University Advanced Topic Academies as an Exemplar. The Exemplar Program is a grant program designed to showcase and support existing successful and innovative secondary school design programs that are associated with increased student performance in schools serving high-need student populations. Exemplars are used to provide secondary schools across the state with models of best practices and recommendations for replication.
The Texas High School Project Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas recognizes the Rice University Advanced Topic Academies as an Exemplar. The Exemplar Program is a grant program designed to showcase and support existing successful and innovative secondary school design programs that are associated with increased student performance in schools serving high-need student populations. Exemplars are used to provide secondary schools across the state with models of best practices and recommendations for replication.
National Science Foundation 2002 – 2004AP Digital Library
Project GRAD 2003 – 2006Collaborating Entity: Project GRAD USARice University's Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies was engaged in a three-year project with Project GRAD to provide online mentoring for teachers of AP and Pre-AP English courses in six under-served schools, four in Houston and two in Atlanta.Micron Foundation 2004, 2005The Micron Foundation renewed a $25,000 grant to Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies for the academic year 2005-2006. With this grant, Advanced Placement (AP) and Pre-AP biology, chemistry, and physics teachers’ had FREE access to the APDL’s Personal Research Assistant service. This service was an efficient way for teachers to get information in a timely manner. Visit the site of the online research assistant >
The Micron Technology Foundation, Inc., a private, non-profit organization established in 1999 with a gift from Micron Technology, Inc., is engaged in funding educational efforts and charitable activities. To learn more about the Micron Technology Foundation, visit www.micron.com/foundation. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit http://www.micron.com/.
United States Department of Education 2005 – 2006Nanocomposite Education for Students and Teachers (NEST) Collaborating Entity: Clarkson Aerospace and the Center for Nanoscale Science & Technology
NEST is a unique K-12 educational outreach program designed to connect nanotechnology researchers with high school teachers who will implement their knowledge to their students.
This program aims to connect professional development and practice in the same experience. The program consisted of activities that model the scientific process. Students and teachers from diverse school settings, including public and private, conduct mini-experiments and attempt problem-solving techniques. The teachers, who learn about nanotechnology from Rice researchers, serve as facilitators in the pilot program and guide students in their problem-solving solutions. Six local high school teachers and 30 of their students were invited to participate in this three-week summer program.
Baker Hughes Foundation 20074x4 Science Symposium
In response to recent "4x4" graduation requirements compelling all high school students (beginning with current freshmen) to earn four credits in math and science, Rice University offered a one-day symposium highlighting a variety of science electives that schools may choose to fulfill the fourth-year science requirement. The event was designed for classroom teachers, department heads and school administrators, among others.