The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) invites your application for its New Science Teacher Academy. Cofounded by the Amgen Foundation, this professional development initiative is intended to help promote quality science teaching, enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence, and improve teacher content knowledge.
Fellows receive a comprehensive award that includes:
*NSTA membership and its benefits
*An opportunity to participate in web-based professional development activities
*Unlimited use of resources
*An opportunity to participate in e-mentoring with an experienced teacher in the same science discipline and grade level
*Accommodations and coverage of airfare, food and registration fees to attend the NSTA national conference
*An opportunity to participate in specialized conference pathways and in a Research Dissemination Conferenceor a Professional Development Institute.
To be eligible, applicants must be residents of one of the 50 states or four U.S. jurisdictions, entering their second or third year of teaching, and working a schedule with 51% of their classes in middle or high school science.
Applications are due May 30,2008. For more information, visit the NSTA Academy website!