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					             National Teacher Leadership Academy: Ocean
                          La Jolla, California
                           July 10-17, 2010
BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
The National Teacher Leadership Academy about the Ocean is a two year teacher
professional development program designed to transform high-quality high school
biology teachers into leaders in their education communities.

The 2010 Summer Geography Institute: Ocean is the first phase of the program. It is a
weeklong residential Institute in La Jolla, CA on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography
campus from July 10-17, 2010. There you will learn to integrate Ocean content into your
high school biology course using research-based pedagogical approaches. You will be
provided with materials to implement in your own classroom during the 2010-2011
school year. Throughout the year, you will participate in an online learning community to
support your ongoing professional development.

The teachers that fulfill their commitment in year one will be invited to return to National
Geographic Headquarters in Washington DC to attend the Teacher Leadership
Workshop July 9-16, 2011 - focused on training you to be an Ambassador for the Ocean
in your own community. You will learn to train more teachers, present at conferences,
and participate in other outreach activities.

During the 2011-2012 school year, you will conduct training in your own state and
monitor and mentor the participants in your workshops. You will continue to participate
in ongoing teacher leadership professional development through a dedicated online
community. Apply to participate with the attached application, which must be emailed to
OceanEd@ngs.org by April 1, 2010. You will be notified of your acceptance the week of
April 19, 2010. Attendees will receive roundtrip airfare, double-occupancy hotel
accommodations, most meals, and field trips.

Eligibility Requirements
     You must be a high school biology teacher, currently teaching, and planning to
        teach during the 2010/2011 school year and beyond.
     You may apply as an individual teacher. We also welcome applications from
        teams of up to 4 teachers who will work together to complete the program.
     You must be willing to incorporate new Ocean based materials into your teaching
        during the 2010/2011 school year
     You must be willing to participate in ongoing evaluation and feedback with NGS
        using a dedicated online community for the entire two-year program
     You must be able to participate in the Teacher Leadership Workshop in
        Washington DC July 9-16, 2011.
     You must have regular access to internet and to email.
        National Teacher Leadership Academy: Ocean
                     La Jolla, California
                      July 10-17, 2010

Participant Benefits
    Two consecutive summer opportunities for professional development in La Jolla,
       California and Washington, DC
    Includes roundtrip airfare, double-occupancy hotel accommodations, most meals,
       and field trips
    Course credit (for an additional fee) available through The Catholic University of
       America
    Free NGS-developed resources and materials for your classroom
    Year round support from NGS professionals and teacher peers


                 APPLICATION FORM INSTRUCTIONS
Please fill out the following application—including the signature page where you must
sign to signify that you understand your commitment to this program and expectations of
your role.


Instructions:
--Completely fill out the form on your computer in Microsoft Word or a similar program.
--save it to your hard drive (rename it “OceanApplication_YOURLASTNAME.doc”)
--e-mail the form as an attachment to address below




            Application Due: April 1st, 2010 (by 5:00 pm EST)


                          Email to : OceanEd@ngs.org


        Acceptance emails will go out the week of April 19th
         National Teacher Leadership Academy: Ocean
                      La Jolla, California
                       July 10-17, 2010

NAME:
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        (last)                       (first)         (middle initial)


PREFERRED NAME FOR INSTITUTE BADGE:

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How did you hear about this program? ______________________________
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School
Name:_____________________________________________________________

School Mailing
Address:____________________________________________________

City:______________________________ State: _____________ZIP: _____________

School Phone: ________________________School fax: _______________________

School email address:
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Home Mailing address:
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City: ______________________________ State: _____________ZIP: _____________

Home phone: ________________________Cell phone: ________________________

Home email address:

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PREFERRED EMAIL ADDRESS FOR USE FOR ALL COMMUNICATIONS:
(please check one)  Home  School     Use both addresses
                                 ALLIANCE PARTICIPATION:

Preference will be given to members of National Geographic’s network of state based
Geography Alliances. To learn more or join, visit
http://www.ngsednet.org/community/about.cfm?community_id=94

Do you belong to a state geographic alliance?
    Yes       No
State geographic alliance name:
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                                PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Current grade(s) taught: ___________

Number of years teaching this/these grades: ___________

Subject(s) taught:
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Previous grades/subjects taught:
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                                          QUESTIONS:

Please write short answers (50-75 words) to the following three questions:

    (1)     In your opinion, what are the elements that define good teaching?

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      (2)      What do you hope to get out of this experience? How might it impact your
               teaching?

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(3)         Why do you believe teaching about the Ocean is important for your students?

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(4)    If applying as a team, please list your team members and tell us about how you
work together. Each individual applicant must send in his or her own application.

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                          APPLICANT AGREEMENT
Please review the list of requirements and responsibilities below, and check each box to
indicate that you understand, and intend to fulfill the requirements.


   I am a high school biology teacher, currently teaching and planning to teach during
the 20010/11 school year and beyond.

   I will attend all Summer Geography Institute: Ocean sessions July 10-17, 2010

   I will incorporate new Ocean based materials into my teaching during the 2010/2011
school year

    I have some familiarity or willingness to access online resources and work in online
groups as a way to participate in ongoing evaluation and feedback during this program.

    I will complete a detailed report on the outcome of my teaching of the new Ocean
materials, including suggestions for modification and improvement to meet my
state/district standards.

    I will attend the Teacher Leadership Workshop to be held in Washington, DC July 9-
16, 2011

   I will work to organize workshops, presentations and/or professional development
events to support the use of the new Ocean materials by teachers in my state in 2011/12
and beyond.


Applicant signature: ________________________________date:_______________

                    Application Due: April 1, 2010 (by 5:00 pm EST)
                              Email to : OceanEd@ngs.org




    A special thank you to Oracle for their generous support to
                    make this project possible.

				
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