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Contributed by the Center for Excellence in Education 

Center for Excellence in Education Presents

“Innovate and Inspire: Professional Development with Einstein Fellows” through CEE’s TEP Teacher Roundtable 

Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) invites Virginia high school STEM teachers to participate in CEE’s Teacher Enrichment Program Teacher Roundtable.  This novel and cost free professional development opportunity will showcase four teachers who are currently serving as Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows at National Science Foundation (NSF) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). 

The Teacher Roundtable provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to interact with nationally recognized, award-wining teachers in STEM fields. Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows are recognized for their exceptional methods in STEM teaching. They will share some of their STEM teaching strategies as well as provide attendees with a variety of professional development resources available at national and international levels.

Roundtable Presenters

  • Kathy Malone, PhD – HS Sci. Teacher & Science Dept. Chair, Shady Side Academy, Pittsburgh, PA Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, National Physics Teacher Resource AgentCarnegie Science Center Teaching Award,  Kelvin Burns Outstanding Science Teaching Award, Einstein Fellow, Education and Human Resources Directorate, Division of Research on Learning with the Discovery Research K-12 Program, National Science Foundation
  • Lynn Foshee Reed – HS Math Teacher, Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, Richmond, VA National Board Certified, Past President of the Greater Richmond Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GRCTM), AP Calculus Reader, Joint Science Education Project  co-Coordinator, Einstein Fellow at Geosciences Directorate, Div. of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation
  • Joseph Isaac – HS Biotech Teacher & Biotech Dept. Chair, McKinley Tech. High, Washington, DC Fulbright Exchange EducatorDCPS Teacher Cabinet Representative, Einstein Fellow at Directorate for Biological Sciences, Division of Molecular &Cellular Biosciences, National  Science Foundation 
  • Sharon Webb – HS Math & Comp. Sci. Teacher, Thomas Jefferson HS for Sc. & Tech, Alexandria, VA, Fulbright Exchange Teacher, National Board Certified,  NASA Network of Educator Astronaut Teacher, AP Calculus Reader, Einstein Fellow at Office of Science, Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists, United States Department of Energy

The Teacher Roundtable event will also include an introduction to the Einstein Fellowship by Anthonette PenaEinstein Fellowship Program Director atTriangle Coalition for STEM Education and 2008-2010 Einstein Fellow. Following the EF presentations, Dr. Maurice D. Fisher, Publisher, Gifted Education Press, will share his insights on STEM Education for Gifted and Talented Students.  

About the Center for Excellence in Education

The Center for Excellence in Education was founded in 1983 by the late Admiral H.G. Rickover and Joann P. DiGennaro, President of the Center. The Center’s mission is to nurture high school and university scholars to careers of excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to encourage collaboration between and among leaders in the global community. CEE sponsors the Research Science Institute (RSI), the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO), the U.S. Physics Team, and the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP). All the Center’s programs are designed to assure U.S. innovation, competitiveness, and international collaboration among the world’s future leaders.

About the Einstein Fellowship: The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program provides a unique professional development opportunity for accomplished K-12 educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to serve in the national education arena. Fellows spend eleven months working in a Federal agency or in a U.S. Congressional office, bringing their extensive knowledge and experience in the classroom to education program and/or education policy efforts. The Triangle Coalition for STEM Education administers the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program on behalf of the US Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with other participating federal agencies.

Sources:      Joann P. DiGennaro, 703-448-9062, [email protected]

Arundhati Jayarao, 703-448-9062, [email protected]

Natasha Schuh-Nuhfer, 703-448-9062, [email protected]

Maureen Palmer, 703-448-9062, [email protected]

Related websites:

Center for Excellence in Education: http://www.cee.org

Teacher Enrichment Program: http://www.cee.org/teacher-roundtables

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