Calling all middle school science teachers: Applications for the Northrop Grumman Foundation Teacher’s Academy, an innovative STEM-based teacher-training program, are now open.
The program, designed for middle school teachers in grades fifth through eighth, was established to help enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence in science, technology, engineering and math, the company said.
“We are excited to welcome our fourth class of Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy Fellows from Northrop Grumman communities in the U.S. and Australia,” said Sandra Evers-Manly, vice president of global corporate responsibility at Northrop Grumman and president of the Northrop Grumman Foundation. “These exceptional educators excite and ignite learning in today’s youth. Through this program and their local partnership at our sites, we strive to provide each fellow with the additional tools and resources needed to help bring STEM to life in their classrooms.”
Teachers selected for the program, which is administered by the National Science Teachers Association, will:
- Attend the National Science Teachers Association’s National Conference on Science Education in St. Louis next April;
- Participate in a summer five-day workshop at a Northrop Grumman facility in Linthicum, Maryland, in June 2019 where they will continue to explore teaching strategies and programs for integrating effective and authentic engineering design practices and workforce skills in their classroom;
- Participate in an immersive, 70-hour “externship” at a local Northrop Grumman facility, where they will be partnered with an engineer/technologist to observe and experience critical workforce skills in action
The program is open to current middle school physical science, engineering and technology classroom teachers located in school districts in certain “Northrop Grumman communities” throughout the U.S. and Australia. D.C. and Northern Virginia are on the list. (See the full list here).
Overall, 29 teachers will be selected.
Teachers applying for the fellowship program must have a minimum of two years of middle school teaching experience and have a strong desire to use real-world applications to advance engineering and technology education.
For more information about the Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy or to learn how to apply, visit the Academy website.
Applications are due by Nov. 12.