Seeking Massachusetts Science Ambassadors

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Museum of Science Boston, and WGBH are seeking applicants to represent Massachusetts on a new Science Ambassadors team.  Up to 40 Ambassadors representing a diverse spectrum will provide leadership in their districts and across the state as Massachusetts anticipates adoption of revised Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) Standards in the fall of 2015.  Applications are encouraged from public school teachers, science leaders, curriculum coordinators, administrators, and higher education staff from all regions of the state.  Ambassadors will play a key role in supporting the state’s transition to the revised standards by helping educators, administrators, and the public to understand their implications for curriculum, instruction, and student learning.  To establish this team, selected members will initially make a two to four day commitment during Spring 2015.  Expectations of selected Ambassadors this spring include:
• Participating in a two-day Ambassador Academy at the Museum of Science, Boston on June 10 & 11, 2015, including a modest pre-reading assignment
• Developing a product or event, which can entail one of the following:
a) developing a product such as a resource, activity, or presentation for use by the Ambassador team; or
b) conducting an event in your district or elsewhere to assist others in planning for their transition

Selected Ambassadors will receive a stipend for work done outside the two-day Academy and to defray travel costs, as well as hotel costs for western participants. Districts are eligible for substitute reimbursement for the two days (max $150 per day).

By Tuesday, May 19, 2015, you’re asked to please complete an application found here and to include a résumé, a statement of interest (1 page max), and the Application Signature Form that includes your administrator’s recommendation.  Selections and notifications will be provided by Friday, May 22.

Please feel free to email with any questions about the program or application process. A PDF of the application materials is also available for review.

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