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Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy

mickelson 2013Class of ’13 learns Newton’s laws doing an egg-drop experiment.

The Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy is an all-expense-paid professional development program for third- through fifth-grade teachers. The five-day session includes fun, game-like experiments designed to help motivate students to pursue careers in science and math.

Pro golfer Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, partnered with ExxonMobil to develop the academy. They not only wanted a program that would equip teachers with interactive teaching tools but also inspire the next generation of science-savvy citizens and innovators. Some 150 teachers from across the country were selected to attend the 2014 academy.

Two of the nation’s leading teacher-training organizations, Math Solutions Professional Development, founded by Marilyn Burns, and the National Science Teachers Association, design the curriculum, provide instructors and manage the daily activities and logistics of the Academy.

Applications for the 2015 summer academy are due October 31, 2014.

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