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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - National conversations about skills needed by America's future workforce often include references to "STEM" or science, technology, engineering, and math. Forecasters believe if we are to remain competitive globally, schools will need to emphasize skill development in these areas through curriculum and hands-on learning opportunities. Students who are taught by teachers highly skilled and excited about their subject matter have even better opportunities to be successful and choose STEM related careers.
Brunswick County Schools is pleased to announce Jennifer "Jenny" Webber is 1 of 8 North Carolina teachers and 1 of 244 nationwide selected as a Fellow in the 2012-2013 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) New Science Teacher Academy.
Webber teaches science at Cedar Grove Middle School. Her selectioCGMS science teacher named national fellown as a member of this prestigious group is a tremendous honor. The 2012 Fellows were selected based on several criteria, including a solid science background and displaying a strong interest in growing as a professional science educator. Webber will participate in a year-long professional development program and receive financial support to attend and participate in NSTA’s 2013 National Conference on Science Education in San Antonio.
The program is sponsored by leaders in the STEM industry including The Dow Chemical Company, The American Honda Foundation, Amgen Foundation, Astellas Pharma US, Bayer USA Foundation, and Lockheed Martin.
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