Monday, May 9, 2011

IISME Summer Faculty Fellowship Program

Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education (IISME), founded in 1985, seeks to transform teaching and learning through industry-education partnerships.  IISME offers summer faculty fellowships, in which teachers gain income and current experience working in industry.  This is a great opportunity to supplement your income and learn about current workplace demands to share with your students.

Benefits to Teachers:
  • Teachers earn up to $8,200 income ($900 per week, plus $1000 in Fellowship Grants).
  • Hands-on, practical experience to broaden their perspective
  • Exposure to the latest technology and support to incorporate it into their classroom
  • Stimulus for standards-based curriculum development
  • Better understanding of the skill requirements in the modern workplace
  • New & enhanced skills and discovery of hidden skills transferable to teaching 
  • Improved opportunities for infusing their curriculum with relevance 
  • Lasting partnership with their sponsor organization, based on personal contact 
  • Professional community supportive of risk taking and change 
  • An opportunity to raise awareness among employers of current developments in education
Check it out

They also offer some great teacher resources

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