by Claire Miller
The College of Education at Georgia State University invites rising 11th and 12th graders to attend a three-week urban education and teaching workshop this summer.
Sixty students will be selected to participate in the Academy for Future Teachers (AFT), which will take place from June 6-June 24. The academy supports and inspires rising high school juniors and seniors who are considering a teaching career, especially in math or science and in urban/high-needs settings.
Participants will discuss pedagogy, communication styles and professional development, as well as focus on math and science for elementary, middle and high school students. Each week culminates with participants teaching a lesson they developed to age-appropriate students.
“Students are provided an array of learning experiences, including structured field trips, interactions with GSU professors, graduate research assistants, public school teachers, Teacher Education Environment in Mathematics & Science (TEEMS) students/teachers, middle school students and GSU daycare children,” said Laurie Forstner, AFT program coordinator. “Our AFT students are able to practice the teaching and leadership skills introduced and utilized in class.”
AFT is accepting applications on a rolling basis until the program is full. Preference will be given to applicants who live in the metro-Atlanta area. The academy is free, and participants receive a $200 stipend for full participation, plus a Marta card and snack/lunch card for on-campus use.
All applications must be submitted via fax, e-mail or in person to the following attention:
Laurie Forstner, AFT Coordinator
Georgia State University College of Education
30 Pryor Street, Suite 1011
P.O. Box 3980
Atlanta, GA 30302-3980
Fax: (404) 413-8103
For more information, contact Forstner at 404/413-8121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.