Science Academy Application Guidelines/Criteria

We encourage team members to collaboratively develop a team application that addresses the following application guidelines and criteria for selection.

  • Priority will be given to school or district teams of teachers. Teams should consist of a minimum of 2 teachers, grades K-8.
  • Strong Administrator support demonstrated by: providing release time for 3 follow up program dates, payment of program costs, on going communication/meetings with VSI staff, and participation in all aspects of the evaluation of the VSI program including, but not limited to: student pre/post tests, surveys, and interviews.
  • Commitment to the full Science & Engineering Academy program (summer institute, follow up days, PLC meetings, and completion of NSTA SciPack), as well as participation in all aspects of the program evaluation including, but not limited to: student pre/post tests, surveys, and interviews.

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