Professional Development Opportunity: NSTA New Science Teacher Academy

Earlier this year, NSTA announced that it is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 NSTA New Science Teacher Academy. The Academy, co-founded by the Amgen Foundation, is a year-long professional development program established to help 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 is designed to help promote quality science teaching, enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence and improve teacher content knowledge.

NSTA Fellows chosen 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 web seminars. In addition, each NSTA Fellow receives financial support to attend and participate in NSTA’s National Conference on Science Education, taking place in San Antonio, April 11-14, 2013.

Applications must be submitted no later than July 1, 2012 to be considered.  For more information, visit the NSTA website or download the information flyer.

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