Information for Educators
AFT is an annual summer program that is held on the campus of Georgia State University.
We seek rising juniors and seniors who are genuinely interested in a career in education, particularly in math or science. AFT also welcomes any college-focused student considering a math or science career focus. Throughout the program, students collaborate with university professors and K-12 teachers to improve their teaching, presentation, and leadership skills.
Summary of the curriculum that guides AFT
- Content is based in science and math
- Science and math content is guided by Georgia Performance Standards
- Every class is led by a team consisting of a GSU Professor with an outstanding K-12 Teacher.
- Emphasis on critical and logical thinking skills
- Active, hands-on learning
- Pedagogy is always in focus
- Teachers model an effective instructional practice style, discuss how it was used, then students prepare their own lesson and teach it
AFT is free of charge. Participants receive a $200 stipend, a Marta card and lunch allotment during the program.
Please inform your students and their parents of AFT.
Please refer this website to others who can share the information with students and parents.
- Reinforcement of math and science skills
- Improvement of teaching, tutoring, communication, and leadership skills
- Opportunity to collaborate with university faculty and master teachers
- Exploration of academic and professional goals
- Gain familiarity with a college campus setting
- Include this experience on your resume and college application