Ever wondered what it really takes to be a great teacher?
Three weeks this summer can answer your questions.
Every summer, the Academy for Future Teachers (AFT) at Georgia State invites Atlanta’s bright, talented and diverse high school students to explore a career teaching math or science. STEM career track students are also a great fit!
For three weeks each June, high school participants from all over Atlanta connect to build teaching and communication skills. Applying STEM concepts, small teams dig deep into current, real-world challenges, then devise engaging ways to teach the answers they uncover. AFT spotlights the professional and academic skills educators need — practical skills every student and future leader can use.
AFT welcomes students who have completed their sophomore or junior year by May. Academically strong and educator-track freshmen and college-bound seniors may also apply.
AFT 2021 Location
For 15 years, Georgia State University’s Academy for Future Teachers has welcomed area students to its downtown campus.
Due to the CoVid19 quarantine, AFT’20 moved to an online platform.
A decision about AFT’s return to campus is planned for early 2021.
How would you combine the elements of school that work for you now with what you want learning to be in the future? Can you envision a better classroom and better virtual learning?
What is AFT All About?
- Generous stipend for on-time, full attendance and participation
- Classes are 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily
- Using STEM to tackle real-world challenges
- How one’s style affects students and co-workers
- Essential pedagogy and differentiated learning
- Emotional intelligence and learning styles
- Classes with higher education faculty and top public school teachers
- Personal, scholastic and professional explorations
- Using STEM to solve real-world issues
- Team building
Application & Brochure
Coming February 2021!
Coming this Spring!
Check back in February for information and applications to AFT’2021.