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Published 7 February 2019

2019 applications open for Science Teaching Leadership Programme

Are you passionate about science, teaching and your community?

Applications are open for schools wanting to begin phase one of the programme to start at the beginning of term 3 2019, beginning of term 1 or term 3 2020 (subject to government funding).

The programme started in 2015 and builds on from the Teacher Fellowship Scheme which ran for 20 years. In the STLP (Science Teaching Leadership Programme), participant schools select a teacher to spend six months with a host science research organisation to experience real science in action.

On returning to school, the teachers work with others in the school to improve science teaching and student learning, and forge links with local science organisations and groups which can enhance scientific experiences for students.

A strong focus on leadership in the programme helps participant teachers to ensure their new skills benefit the whole school, leading for sustainable learning. 

Visit the Science Teaching Leadership Programme News section of our website to keep up to date and read about some of our past and current STLP participant teachers like Waiheke Island High School teacher Julie Campbell's time with the University of Auckland's Goldie Wine Programme, and Tauranga Intermediate School teacher Kirstyn McKenzie's experience on placement with the Coastal Marine Field Station.

You can also keep up to date by following STLP on Facebook.

Applications close Wednesday 20 March. 

Source: Royal Society Te Apārangi