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Where are the courses offered?

The summer institutes and follow up sessions are offered at Lyndon State College. PLCs will be offered on-site at a local district location.

Who Should Apply?

Teachers who are interested in increasing their scientific content and science pedagogical content knowledge, improving their own practice, helping students engage and learn in science , and who are enthusiastic about having an influence on science curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment in their school and district should apply.

Who is eligible to attend?

All licensed teachers in grades K-8 are eligible to apply. High School teachers who have attended report the courses are useful to their teaching situations as well. Priority will be given to teams of teachers (2-4 teachers).

What will it cost?

The cost for the 2014-2015 Science and Engineering Academy is $1240. This includes 4 credits.

Can federal money (Title IIA or Title V) be used to support participant's tuition to VSI?

Yes. Contact the person in your district who controls the consolidated Federal program grants - usually the superintendent or curriculum coordinator.

Does VSI provide monetary support or stipends?

Yes. Stipends are provided for the Science and Engineering Academy. These stipends are to support the work of the programs outside the school day and meeting times.

How do I apply?

Go to the Applying page and download the application.

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I was very impressed with the practical, hands-on experience we got. The delivery was just the right pace with plenty of discussion time.” — Tier II Participant-Content Course