CEE Presents "Innovate and Inspire: Professional Development with Einstein Fellows"

Teacher Roundtables will be hosted by CEE for teachers in the Northern VA area to discuss critical science and laboratory education. These meetings will serve to share ideas among teachers, including resources and classroom pedagogy.

The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) invites Virginia high school teachers to participate in in CEE's inaugural and unique 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 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The roundtable discussion will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the offices of CEE located at 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 215 in McLean, Virginia.

To register or to learn more about the TEP roundtable discussion please contact Natasha Schuh-Nuhfer, Ph.D., Director, Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP) at nschuh@cee.org (703)448-9062 ext. 222 or Arundhati Jayarao, Ph.D., Director, Physics Olympiad & STEM Strategies at ajayarao@cee.org (703) 448-9062 ext. 230.


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

•Cindy Hasselbring High School Mathematics Teacher, Milan High School in Milan, MI Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Awardee, National Board Certified Teacher, Einstein Fellow, Education & Human Resources Directorate, Office of the Assistant Director, National Science Foundation

•Remy Dou K-12 Science Dept. Chair & HS Science Teacher, Miami Christian School in Miami, FL Toyota Tapestry Awardee, ING Unsung Heroes Awardee, Einstein Fellow at Education and Human Resources Directorate at the National Science Foundation in the Advancing Informal STEM Learning program.

• Stephen Bartlett High School Physics Teacher, Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, VA Engineer & Science Writer, Research Experiences for Teachers Awardee, Einstein Fellow at Directorate for Education and Human Resources, Division on Research and Learning in Formal and Informal Settings, National Science Foundation

•Britta Culbertson High School Science and Visual Arts Teacher, The Center School in Seattle, WA Educational consultant for award-winning, educational iPad app called "Powers of Minus Ten", STEAM Proponent, Einstein Fellow at the Office of Education, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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.

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