Governor’s academy for STEM leadership accepting applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2012-14 Maine Governor’s Academy for STEM Education Leadership. K-12 Maine teacher leaders (including instructional coaches and specialists) of mathematics, engineering or science interested in supporting science, technology, engineering and math education in their schools, districts or regions are encouraged to apply.

The Governor’s Academy provides an unparalleled opportunity to advance STEM education in Maine by preparing school leaders with the skills and knowledge they will need to advance STEM literacy, learn how to prepare students for college and STEM careers, and support a vision of 21st-century teaching and learning.

The Academy is offered through a partnership between the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance and the Maine Department of Education, and is a continuation of the Maine Governor’s Academy for Science and Mathematics Education Leadership, now expanded to include STEM.

During the application process, the Academy will select 24 K-12 STEM fellows throughout Maine who are poised, ready and determined to undertake a professionally stimulating effort to support STEM education in their schools or districts.

The 2-year academy curriculum strands include:

  • Focus on standards-based teaching and learning
  • STEM models and practices
  • Technology
  • Leadership
  • Effective STEM professional development
  • Developing and facilitating collaborative STEM groups
  • Building STEM partnerships
  • STEM policy, engagement and advocacy

Applications are due Nov. 7, 2012. Access the application and a booklet about the Governor’s Academy on the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance’s website.

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