AMANTISS Training Opportunity for Middle School Science Teachers

Middle school science teachers who will have a student teacher in their class in each of the next two years are encouraged to apply for the NASA-sponsored AMANTISS (Advancing Mentor and Novice Teachers in Space Science) project.

The project’s goal is to help future teachers learn how to effectively include space science topics in their future classes. To achieve this goal, the project supports supervising teachers by providing training and classroom-ready materials.

This year, NASA is sponsoring 32 teachers to attend AMANTISS training. The training will take place Aug. 10-12, 2010, at Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, Calif. The training will feature the new GEMS Space Science Sequence for grades 6-8.

Through a grant, selected mentor teachers will receive the following:

–Workshop fees and travel expenses paid to attend the August 2010 workshop in Berkeley.
–One complete GEMS materials kit and teachers guide for the GEMS Space Science Sequence for Grades 6-8 participants to keep.
–A second complete GEMS materials kit and teachers guide for the GEMS Space Science Sequence for Grades 6-8 for their pre-service teachers to take with them to their future classrooms.
–Travel expenses to attend the 2012 NSTA National Conference and join other AMANTISS teachers.
–A $300 stipend for their final year of participation.
–A supportive network of other supervising teachers.

For more information and to apply online, visit http://lhsgems.org/AMANTISS.html

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