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Name: Pre-Service Teacher Internship
School/Institution: Argonne International Laboratory
City: Argonne
State: IL
Opportunity Type: DOE Laboratory
Teacher Status: Preservice
Teacher Level: Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Description: The purpose of the Preservice Teacher Program is to give future science, math, and technology teachers experience and understanding of the research process, i.e., to work closely with a staff scientist on a real project. A formal scientific paper is required on some element of this research at the end of the ten-week period. Both "bench" and library research are major requirements of the research paper. A formal powerpoint presentation will be required of each participant during the last week of the appointment. Another major goal of the program is to transfer this experience into a useable lesson plan or idea journal for teaching at a particular grade level. Elements of inquiry-centered learning and best practice will be interwoven into the weekly experiences and serve as a broad foundation for this development. Argonne's master teacher, Nancy Nega, will be working very closely with participants and supporting them in both group and one-to-one sessions. Each year the program has received many positive testimonials and high ratings from participants due in part to the master teachers's mentoring efforts!
Start Date: 06/01/2009
End Date: 08/07/2009
Application Deadline: 02/01/2009
Opportunity Website: http://www.dep.anl.gov/p_undergrad/pst.htm
Sponsor Link: http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/scied/PST/about.htm

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Benefit Explanation: $400 salary per week
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Other Prerequisites: * Current enrollment in an undergrad/graduate program with intention to become a K-12 teacher in science, mathematics, or technology
* At least 18.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Lou Harnisch
Argonne, IL 60517
Phone: 630-252-6925