Opportunities for Teachers

Professional Development

Apply for an Einstein Fellowship
Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education

The Einstein Fellowship program brings outstanding mathematics, science, and technology education teachers to Washington, DC, to spend a school year working on Capitol Hill or in one of several participating Federal agencies. The purpose of the program, as stated in the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Act of 1994, is to provide outstanding educators with an opportunity to serve in the public policy arena and to bring the expertise, unique insights, and know-how of classroom teachers to the Congress and appropriate branches of the Federal government.

The 2010-11 Fellows have been chosen, but the application process for the next cycle is now open. Information about the program: The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program

Einstein Fellowship Brochure [PDF]


Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Science Teachers

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. and the National Science Teachers Association are pleased to announce the 21st Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Science Teachers program. This year, 50 grants of $10,000 each will be awarded to K-12 teachers of science in the US.  The TAPESTRY Program recognizes outstanding educators who are making a difference by demonstrating excellence and creativity in science teaching.  TAPESTRY grant applications must be submitted online.  The deadline is 11:59 P.M. EST Tuesday, February 23, 2011.

Read about and apply for a TAPESTRY grant.

NCTM’s Mathematics Education Trust Offers Opportunities for Professional Development

The Mathematics Education Trust (MET) supports the improvement of mathematics teaching and learning at the classroom level through the funding of grants, awards, honors, and other projects by channeling the generosity of contributors into classroom-based efforts that benefit all students. MET provides funds to support classroom teachers in the areas of improving classroom practices and increasing teachers’ mathematical knowledge. It also sponsors activities for prospective teachers and NCTM’s Affiliates, as well as recognizing the lifetime achievement of leaders in mathematics education.

Information about MET grants and awards: Available online.

Seminars and Workshops

AAAS Project 2061 Fall Workshops: Using Atlas of Science Literacy

November 10-12, New York, NY, American Museum
of Natural History

December 1-3,Hampton, CT, EASTCONN

Workshops will demonstrate how to use the conceptual strand maps in Atlas 1 and Atlas 2, along with other Project 2061 resources, to enhance understanding of science literacy and take a benchmarks-based approach to helping all students achieve literacy in science, mathematics, and technology. Registration is limited; early bird rates are available.

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