Monday, May 11, 2015

New Massachusetts Science Ambassadors

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Museum of Science Boston, and WGBH seek applicants to represent Massachusetts on a new Science Ambassadors team.
Massachusetts anticipates adoption of revised Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) Standards in the fall of 2015 and is setting up supports to aid district planning and implementation. The Science Ambassadors will play a key role in supporting the state’s transition to revised STE standards over the next several years by helping educators, administrators, and the public to understand the revised standards and their implications for curriculum, instruction, and student learning.
The Science Ambassadors team will provide leadership in their districts and across the state. We anticipate selecting up to 40 Ambassadors representing a diverse spectrum of backgrounds, experiences, and regions. To establish this team, selected members will initially make a two to four day commitment during Spring 2015.
Additional information can be found here.  Applications are due May 19th and can be found here.
Selected Ambassadors will receive a stipend for work done outside the two-day Academy and to defray travel costs, as well as hotel costs for western participants.  Districts are eligible for substitute reimbursement for the two days (max $150 per day).

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