Learning Opportunity for Middle School Science Teachers

NIST News:
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is now taking applications for the 2013 NIST Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teachers, to be held July 8-19, 2013 in Gaithersburg, Md.
The NIST Summer Institute is a two-week workshop for middle school science teachers featuring hands-on activities, lectures, tours and visits with NIST scientists and engineers in their laboratories.
Teachers who participate in the NIST Summer Institute gain:
  • Increased understanding of the subjects they teach;
  • Increased understanding of how scientific research is performed;
  • Materials and resources to implement what they learned at NIST in their classrooms;
  • Increased enthusiasm for science; and
  • A network of scientists and engineers at NIST with whom to consult.
Teachers finish the NIST Summer Institute with a wealth of new knowledge about core topics such as forensics and materials science, and materials to integrate these topics into their classroom while meeting curriculum standards.
Teacher participants will receive a stipend of $2,000 and teachers who live more than 50 miles from NIST will receive funding for housing and travel will be provided.
For more information, visit nist.gov/iaao/teachlearn and head to the link on the left side of the page for the Application Process. Note that individual teachers cannot apply and that all applications must be sent through the teacher’s school district. The application deadline is March 20!

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