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Academy for Future Teachers 2014

High school students from across the metro-Atlanta area will be on campus in June as the College of Education & Human Development hosts the annual Academy for Future Teachers.

The three-week academy, scheduled for June 2-20, 2014, invites area high school students to Georgia State University each summer to discuss education, communication styles and professional development, as well as learn ways to teach math and science for elementary, middle and high school students.

Attendees will participate in a number of hands-on teaching and learning experiences, from trips to local museums and science centers to working with students from the After-School All-Stars Atlanta program and the college’s Capitol Hill and Lanette L. Suttles Child Development Centers on their math and science skills.

“This academy gives them the opportunity to explore a career in education – particularly STEM education – alongside students who are new to them but who have similar interests,” said Laurie Forstner, AFT program coordinator. “It’s a positive and intense experience, and it’s a great launch point as they anticipate heading off to college.”

For more information about this year’s academy, visit http://education.gsu.edu/aft.