Sunday, May 03, 2009

185 Middle and Secondary School Teachers To Be Chosen to Attend New Science Teacher Academy

From The Foundation Center...

Deadline: June 1, 2009

National Science Teachers Association Issues Call for Entries to the New Science Teacher Academy

The National Science Teachers Association has announced a call for entries for its 2009-10 New Science Teacher Academy.

Co-founded by the Amgen Foundation, the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy is a year-long professional development program that works to reduce the high attrition rate among science teachers new to the teaching profession. Intended for science educators entering their second or third year of teaching, the academy works to enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence and improve teacher content knowledge.

NSTA Fellows selected for the program receive a comprehensive membership package, online mentoring with trained mentors who teach in the same discipline, and the opportunity to participate in a variety of Web-based professional development activities, including webinars. In addition, each NSTA Fellow will receive financial support to attend and participate in NSTA's 2010 National Conference on Science Education in Philadelphia.

One hundred and eighty-five middle- and secondary-school science teachers will be chosen for the 2009-10 class. Science teachers located throughout the United States who will be entering their second or third year of teaching and whose schedule is a minimum of 51 percent middle or high school science are invited to apply.

For more information about the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy or to learn how to apply to become a fellow, visit the NSTA Web site.

Link to Complete RFP

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