<div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_default" style="font-size:large"><p style="margin:0px;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt"><u><b><i>NSTA'S NEW SCIENCE TEACHERS ACADEMY</i></b></u><br>

</span></span></p><p style="margin:0px;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Are you a middle- or high-school science teacher in your 2<sup>nd</sup> through 5<sup>th</sup> year of teaching? Do you spend at least half of your time in the classroom? If so, you should consider applying to participate in the 2013-14 NSTA New Science Teacher Academy, a yearlong professional development and mentoring program.<br>

<br></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"></p><p style="margin:0px;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">A previous fellow of the program writes:<br>

<br></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">“All in all, the experience has been professionally invaluable. I might even go as far as to say life changing--since the experiences and benefits from this opportunity have altered my professional pathway. I want to thank all of those who worked so hard to make the New Science Teacher Academy the amazing opportunity that it was.”<br>

<br></span></span></p><table align="right" border="1" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="1" width="200" style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><tbody><tr><td><p style="margin:0px"><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;line-height:14px">The National Science Teachers Association recognizes that new teachers’ performance and confidence is enhanced with professional development, engagement with like-minded peers, and solid professional mentoring.</span></p>

<p style="margin:0px"><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;line-height:14px">To that end, NSTA and sponsoring corporations established the New Science Teacher Academy, a program that fills those needs.</span></p>

</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="margin:0px;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><strong><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Academy Fellow Benefits</span></span></strong><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">:<br>

<br></span></span></p><ul style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px"><li style="margin-left:15px"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">All-expense-paid (accommodations, airfare, meals, and registration fees) trip to the NSTA National Conference on Science Education</span></span></li>

<li style="margin-left:15px"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Full membership in the National Science Teachers Association</span></span></li><li style="margin-left:15px"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Access to facilitated, web-based curriculum devoted to content and classroom pedagogy</span></span></li>

<li style="margin-left:15px"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Professional development web seminars conducted by leaders in science education</span></span></li><li style="margin-left:15px"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">E-mentoring from experts in the Fellow’s science discipline and grade level</span></span></li>

<li style="margin-left:15px"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Attendance at a Professional Development Institute or a Research Dissemination Conference</span></span></li></ul><p style="margin:0px;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.727272033691406px">

<span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt"><br>Visit </span></span><a href="http://www.mmsend53.com/link.cfm?r=996904466&sid=25934162&m=2838510&u=NSTA&j=14587168&s=http://www.nsta.org/academy" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">www.nsta.org/academy</span></span></a><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt"> to learn more or to apply. If you are not eligible to apply, but know a colleague who is, please feel free to forward this opportunity to them.</span></span></p>

</div><div><br></div>-- <br><div dir="ltr">Deborah<br>I live in my own little world, but that's ok they know me here.<br>Deborah Duncan, Neshoba Central High School<br><a href="http://nchsdduncan.wikispaces.com" target="_blank">http://nchsdduncan.wikispaces.com</a><br>

<a href="http://msta.wikispaces.com" target="_blank">http://msta.wikispaces.com</a><div><span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';font-size:13.63636302947998px">I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. -- Albert Einstein</span><br>

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