If you are a science teacher entering your 2nd or 3rd year of teaching, apply to become a fellow in the National Science Teacher Association’s New Science Teacher Academy (NSTA2).
I was very lucky to be selected as a fellow for the 2012-2013 school, and so far my experience has been very positive. I have a great mentor and cohort of fellows from similar schools as my own. I am super excited to be able to attend the National Conference in San Antonio, TX in April.
Here are the benefits I’ve received:
- Comprehensive NSTA membership and its benefits;
- An opportunity to participate in a variety of web-based professional development activities, including web seminars
- Unlimited use of resources including vetted web links for lesson plans, links to state and national standards, professional organizations, safety tips and more;
- An opportunity to participate in New Teacher Center e-Mentoring for Student Success (eMSS) developed by NSTA, the New Teacher Center, and Montana State University that includes:
- e-Mentoring with an experienced teacher in the same science discipline and grade level;
- Facilitated online curriculum that focuses on science content and applicable classroom pedagogy;
- Access to a nationwide, online network of science educators and scientists that facilitate the exchange of information, ideas, and resources;
- Accommodations, coverage of airfare, food, and registration fees to attend the NSTA national conference;
- An opportunity to participate in specialized conference pathways and to participate in a Research Dissemination Conference or a Professional Development Institute.