Yet, as the need for brainpower grows, the number of our nation’s young people pursuing careers in these areas is decreasing. Fortunately, we believe this trend can be reversed, which is why we provide the ExxonMobil Teachers Academy.
This summer, nearly 200 third- through fifth-grade teachers will attend the ExxonMobil Teachers Academy. The Academy offers a five-day program in Houston, Texas designed to provide teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to motivate students to pursue careers in science and math.
Two of the leading teacher-training organizations in the U.S., Math Solutions Professional Development, founded by Marilyn Burns, and The National Science Teachers Association, design the curriculum, provide instructors and manage the daily activities and logistics of the Academy.
Since 2005, more than 5,400 educators from around the country have attended an Academy impacting more than 400,000 students.