We previewed the event yesterday, Ed Secretary Margaret Spellings, golfer Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy Mickelson, promoting math and science education at a teachers’ workshop in Fairfax. Here’s the news release from Spellings’ office.
Employers today need workers with ‘pocket-protector’ skills, creative problem-solvers with strong math and science backgrounds,” said Secretary Spellings. “The more students we train to be entrepreneurs and creative problem solvers, the more jobs they’ll create, and the greater ability they’ll have to improve the quality of life for others.”
The Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy was established in 2005 by ExxonMobil, Phil and Amy Mickelson, NSTA, and Math Solutions to provide third- through fifth-grade teachers from around the country with creative and innovative methods of teaching math and science. 200 teachers selected from school districts across the country participated in the National Town Hall today, and will spend the remainder of the week participating in Academy activities and lessons.
NSTA is the National Science Teachers Association.
Just seemed like a good thing, all the way around.
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