INSPIRE: Implementing Novel Solutions for Promoting Cultural Change In Geoscience Research & Education

Open to: NYC High school science teachers, passionate about incorporating geoscience topics into their curriculum, seeking to support student access to hands-on, geoscience labs

The Program:

Stage One: Summer (July 2024) Stage Two: Academic Year
(Fall 2024 and Spring 2025)
Geoscience Intensive (2 weeks in-person): Engage with geoscientists in lectures and activities, participating with high school students in fieldwork to further their geoscience research as a professional development activity
Remote Professional Development (2 weeks remote): Engage with geoscience content and pedagogy to create geosciences curriculum
Engage in professional learning community to hone:
- Accessible pedagogies
- Inquiry-based lab activities
Commitment:
July 11th: remote orientation day
July 15-18th, 22-25th (8:30 AM- 3 PM, in-person at City Tech CUNY): Engage with geoscientists to learn more about specific topics alongside motivated high school students Perform fieldwork for geosciences data collection Visit Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Begin geosciences unit plan development
Commitment: ~10 hours/month
Monthly professional learning community meeting
Geoscience unit plan development
Teachers will develop their own geoscience unit plan to pilot in their classrooms during the academic year


Stipend: $10,000 for participation from July 2024 - June 2025

Deadline: application due Thursday April 25th at 11:59pm
Questions? Email inspiregeoscience@gmail.com

Please check our website for more information: https://inspire-geoscience.org/educators

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* 1. Are you a citizen/permanent resident of the United States? We unfortunately cannot accept applications from those who are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

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Our written response questions are designed to give us a sense of who our applicants are as individuals. These questions allow the applicant the opportunity to explain to the admissions team the distinct qualities, creativity, and commitment they can bring to INSPIRE. Please share and discuss how your past experiences have contributed to your personal and professional growth as an educator.

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* 12. Why are you interested in the INSPIRE program? What skills and experiences do you hope to gain from participating in the year-long INSPIRE Educator Program? (~250 words)

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* 13. Please provide a statement of your teaching philosophy. (~500 words)

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* 14. Please upload your resume here: (acceptable file types include PDF and DOC/DOCX)

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* 15. By submitting this application I confirm that I can commit to the entirety of the program if admitted:

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