Cosumnes Oaks High School teacher selected for national science fellowship program
Antoinette Corbin, a chemistry teacher at Cosumnes Oaks High School, has been selected as a Fellow for the 2011/2012 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) New Science Teacher Academy. Corbin was one of 39 science teachers from California and 215 science teachers from across the country selected for the program this year.
Teachers selected to participate in the Academy were selected on the basis of several criteria, including showing evidence of a strong science background and displaying a strong interest in growing as a professional science educator. Each Fellow will receive a comprehensive NSTA membership package, online mentoring with trained mentors who teach in the same discipline and the opportunity to participate in a variety of web-based professional development activities, including web seminars. Additionally, each Fellow will receive financial support to attend and participate in NSTA’s 2012 National Conference on Science Education in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Since 2007, the NSTA has collaborated with The Dow Chemical Company Foundation, Amgen Foundation, Astellas Pharma US Inc. and the American Honda Foundation to present the New Science Teacher Academy. The academy was established to help reduce the high attrition rate in the science teaching profession by providing professional development and mentoring support to early career science teachers. Since its inception, the Academy has provided high-quality professional development to more than 600 science teachers nationwide.
NSTA is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. Approximately 60,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives and others involved in science education encompass NSTA’s current membership. Click here for more information about the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy.