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Name: Academies Creating Teacher Scientists (ACTS)
School/Institution: Argonne National Lab
City: Argonne
State: IL
Opportunity Type: DOE Laboratory
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: Middle School
High School
Description: Grade 6-12 teachers will:

* Expand their content knowledge and develop inquiry-based teaching modules/lessons
* Enhance their professional & leadership skills and portfolio
* Network with colleagues, mentors, and laboratory staff
* Receive mini-grants to aquire key materials and to attend educator conferences/workshops
* Receive an $800 weekly summer stipend; Housing available to out-of-area teachers
* Experience multi-year and year-long activities
* Get plugged into the R & D enterprise of the laboratory with access to world-class tools, research, scientists, and engineers.

A full three-year participation is required in either program – including the summer and the academic year.
Duration: 4-8 weeks
Application Deadline: 04/03/2009
Opportunity Website: http://www.dep.anl.gov/p_k-12/lstpd/index.htm
Sponsor Link: http://www.dep.anl.gov/

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Benefit Explanation: $800 per week stipend
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Deon Ettinger
Argonne, IL 60439
Phone: 630-252-4272