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Name: Precollege Science Education Program for K-12 Teachers, STRAW Program
School/Institution: Rockefeller University
City: New York
State: NY
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Description: This professional development program exceeds National Science Education Standards by offering mentored lab research internships for K-12 science teachers from public, private and parochial schools in Greater New York City and across the nation. Our Scientific Reading And Writing Course (STRAW) teaches the specialized communication skills essential for understanding one's research. All write a Research Report and present a Poster to Rockefeller scientists, family and friends. This is designed as a 2-year program.  Returning teachers craft Action Plans with the help of Outreach staff that they present at Teacher Breakfast Seminars.  Action Plans are awarded up to $2000 for supplies that help teachers translate their research experiences into inquiry-based learning for their students.  Applications and the STRAW course can be downloaded from the website.
Start Date: 06/25/2012
End Date: 08/10/2012
Duration: 7 weeks
Application Deadline: 03/15/2012
Opportunity Website:

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Travel Reimbursement
Benefit Explanation: $5000 stipend each summer
$1000 for out-of-state teachers towards travel/housing expenses.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Amaranta Viera, Coordinator, Science Outreach Program
Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, Box 53
New York, NY 10021-6399
Phone: 212-327-7431
Fax: 212-327-7519