NSTA New Science Teacher Academy

Posted by on March 20, 2013 in News, Professional Development | Comments Off on NSTA New Science Teacher Academy

Win a Professional Development Scholarship

Special career-enhancing experiences for second- through fifth-year middle and high school science teachers can be found through the New Science Teachers Academy, a year-long professional development and mentoring program that offers unique support and resources. Hundreds of teachers will be chosen to participate in the 2013–2014 Academy and take advantage of cost-free, consistent online professional development activities along with face-to-face educational experiences. Simply apply and take control of your career.

The Academy provides each teacher with

To find out more details about the Academy and how to apply for a scholarship, visit www.nsta.org/academy. The application deadline is August 1.

The NSTA New Science Teacher Academy, cofounded by the Amgen Foundation, is a professional development initiative created to help promote quality science teaching, enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence, and improve teacher content knowledge.

According to a 2003 study by Richard Ingersoll, nearly 50% of beginning teachers leave their jobs in the first five years. The NSTA New Science Teacher Academy endeavors to use mentoring and other professional development resources to support science teachers during the often challenging, initial teaching years and to help them stay in the profession.

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