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Expense paid trip to Nashville! International exchange of best practice

10 February 2016

Teacher Scholarship announced for National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) Conference in Nashville, USA from 30th March – 3rd April 2016

This scholarship, made possible through grant-funding from Northrop Grumman, will sponsor a teacher to attend this landmark conference to share best practice, with travel, registration and subsistence included. 

This trip of a lifetime will begin with the  Global Conversations Conference on Wednesday, 30th March 2016, followed by four full days of the NSTA national conference held Thursday through Sunday, 31 March to 3 April.

What does the scholarship include?

The Northrop Grumman scholarship includes a round-trip airfare, accommodation (up to 5 nights), conference registration, tickets for the Welcome to My Classroom educational field trip (See page 22 of the programme) and Global Conversations Conference where the recipient will display a poster about their teaching activities. All other expenses (travel documents, paying for a substitute teacher etc.) will not be covered.

What Does the Conference have to offer?  

While we teach the same science concepts, looking at it from the educational system of another Western country makes you really reflect on your own practice. You will meet so many other teachers to share ideas with and NSTA really welcomes international delegates. - ASE Past Chair, Chris Harrison

If you consider the ASE Annual Conference a big event, wait until you see NSTA in Nashville. It is a city-wide event with the largest science education exhibition in the world and promises lots of useful giveaways for classrooms.

Our Chair, Corrine Stevenson will be delivering the annual ASE exchange lecture.

Visit the NSTA website to find out more 

Criteria and how to apply

Applicants are required to:

  • Be an ASE member
  • Currently teaching at Primary or Secondary level
  • Display a poster about their teaching activities
  • Willing to write about their experience

Applicants are required to submit a CV and up to 200 words about how the trip would benefit them both personally and professionally. Download an application form and submit to by 5pm on Wednesday 24th February.

Notes for applicants:

All applicants will go through a competitive selection process. Through applying for the scholarship you give ASE permission to share your application with the awarding organisations. ASE will submit the UK winning entry to an International Judging Panel where two teachers will be selected from a number of international entries. If successful, the candidate will be given assistance in booking flights and making travel arrangements. Please note that British citizens must apply for a visa (ESTA) obtainable online from the USA embassy. 

International Partners:

The NSTA International Advisory Board, The International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE)