MALVERN, Pa., April 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Frontline Education today announced the sponsorship of two teacher-in-residence scholarships this summer at the Museum of Science, Boston. Scholarship recipients will attend a 5-week residency that includes a weekly seminar from July 2017 through August 2017. Other program sponsors include The Gordon Foundation and Sanofi Genzyme.
"With an uncertain future for government funding of professional development in education, now is a critical time for Frontline to invest in the growth of our nation's educators," said Frontline Research & Learning Institute Managing Director Elizabeth Combs. "Being a partner to education means supporting unique learning opportunities like the Teacher-In-Residence program."
Applications for the scholarship, which are due on Saturday, April 15, 2017, will be taken online for five different residence opportunities. Finalists will go through an interview round and invitations will be sent to selected participants by May 8, 2017.
The professional development program aims to help the Museum's science educators and school-based teachers deepen their understandings of STEM education and of each other's teaching contexts. The program gives both groups important insights and takeaways on their own teaching and learning experiences. Participants will have access to a unique, behind-the-scenes perspective of the Museum.
"Ongoing professional development for educators is an integral part of our mission to play a leading role in transforming the nation's relationship with science and technology," said Museum of Science Manager of Teacher Professional Development Lesley Kennedy. "Program support and funding from partners like Frontline Education allow us to extend our reach and impact on the education community."
Participating educators will learn from museum staff and serve as the liaison between the Museum of Science and their school or district. Educators will share their knowledge of formal learning environments and collaborate on a relevant museum project. The learning will continue with a commitment by each participant to perform an additional 24 hours of research during the school year and develop a product determined by each participant and their museum partner.
About Frontline Education:
Frontline Education is an integrated insights partner serving more than 9,500 K-12 organizations and millions of educators, administrators and support personnel in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners. With more than 15 years of experience serving the front line of education, Frontline Education is dedicated to providing actionable intelligence that enables informed decisions and drives engagement across school systems. Bringing together the best education software solutions into one unified platform, Frontline makes it possible to efficiently and effectively manage the administrative needs of the education community, including their recruiting and hiring, employee absences and attendance, professional growth and special education and interventions programs. Frontline Education corporate headquarters are in Malvern, Pennsylvania, with offices in Andover, Massachusetts, Rockville Centre, New York and Chicago, Illinois.
Learn more at www.frontlineeducation.com
About Boston Museum of Science:
One of the world's largest science centers and New England's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces about 1.5 million visitors a year to STEM via programs and interactive exhibits. An extraordinary variety of learning experiences span the Yawkey Gallery on the Charles River, Hall of Human Life, Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 4-D Theater, and Butterfly Garden. The Museum's National Center for Technological Literacy® curricula, including the award-winning Engineering is Elementary, have reached an estimated 10.5 million students and 122,400 educators. The Museum sparks teens worldwide to use digital technology via The Clubhouse Network and has led a $41 million National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network of science museums.
Learn more at www.mos.org
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