Thursday, October 11, 2012

Send Your Teacher to STEM Camp!

Want to give back to your child's teacher and give them the opportunity to learn all about math and science? Well, here's your chance! Apply to send a 3rd through 5th grade teacher to the 2013 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teacher's Academy! Teachers, you can apply too!

The Academy was started by professional golfer Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy. Working with ExxonMobil, they created a special learning environment just for teachers. The Mickelsons wanted to develop a program that inspires teachers from across the county in and math and science and equips them with tools to ignite their students' passion for these subjects, and that's exactly what they did. While they're at the Academy, teachers do lots of cool math and science experiments that they can share in the classroom. 

Joined by math and science experts from the National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA) and Math Solutions, teachers are taught fun ways to teach their students about math and science. When teachers return, they'll be ready to develop the next generation of science savvy citizens who will grow up to make the next breakthrough in medicine, in energy or in any other science or math field.

All expenses are paid for the one week program for the teachers selected. In 2012, over 200 teachers were selected.

You only have until Oct. 31 too apply, so you better do it quickly! To learn more about the program and to apply, click here.