The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. If you would like to nominate a K-6 teacher, visit http://www.paemst.org for more information.
The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program is available to current K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics educators with demonstrated excellence in teaching.
Selected teachers spend a school year in Washington, D.C., sharing their expertise with policy makers. Einstein Fellows may serve in a congressional office or in one of several government agencies such as the Department of Energy, NASA, or the National Science Foundation. Fellows receive a monthly stipend and professional travel and moving budget.
The goal of the Einstein Fellowship Program is to provide an opportunity for teachers to inform national policy and improve communication between the K-12 STEM education community and national leaders. The Fellowship Program was created in 1990 with support from the MacArthur Foundation. The Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education manages the Program under the direction of the Department of Energy.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be currently employed full time in a public or private elementary or secondary school or school district, and must have been teaching full time in a public or private elementary or secondary school for at least five of the last seven years. Applications are due January 5, 2012.
For more information about the program and to apply, visit http://www.einsteinfellows.org.
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