The Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy works with local superintendents to select teacher teams from communities where Phil Mickelson plays on the PGA Tour or where ExxonMobil has operations. Beginning in 2008, the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy expanded opportunities for teachers across the country to apply to attend the Academy by launching sendmyteacher.com, an interactive website that allows students to nominate their third- through fifth-grade teacher to be one of the 200 teachers selected for an all-expense paid trip to a math and science professional development program. Students can send their teachers an electronic note or print out a certificate to encourage them to apply for the program. Teachers are also able to self nominate for consideration.
The application period for the 2012 Academy has closed. Applications for the 2013 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy will be available this spring, and are due October 31, 2012. At that time, the National Science Teachers Association and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics will convene a panel of math and science experts to evaluate the entries and select teachers who will attend the 2013 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy. Selections will be announced in April 2013.
To learn more about the Academy, nominate a teacher or apply to attend, log on to www.sendmyteacher.com.
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