Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Win a Professional Development Scholarship-Apply by Aug. 1

If you’re a 2nd or 3rd year secondary science teacher, you’re eligible to become a Fellow in the New Science Teacher Academy, one of NSTA’s premier programs providing professional development and mentoring. Two hundred teachers will be chosen to participate in the 2011 Academy and take advantage of cost-free, consistent online professional development activities along with face-to-face experiences.

The Academy provides each teacher with:
• A year-long, discipline-specific mentor
• Web-based content development courses and other resources
• Membership with full benefits in the NSTA
• 2012 National Conference on Science Education attendance including air travel, lodging, meals, and registration fees.

We know districts are struggling with budgetary constraints and new teachers, especially, are feeling the pain of temporary displacement. We’re working with teachers to provide flexibility in the application process while districts try to make difficult staffing choices. So we encourage you to apply to participate in the Academy even while you wait to hear about your fall classroom posting. The Academy has supported more than 600 teachers nationwide and this exciting opportunity is waiting for you.

To find out more about the Academy and how to apply for a scholarship, visit or contact the project director, Damaries Blondonville, at

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