The HHMI BioInteractive Ambassador community is a growing network of expert high school and undergraduate educators who work closely with BioInteractive to promote and support evidence-based teaching practices, drive change in science education, and elevate the professional and scholarly profile of science teaching.
2020–2023 HHMI BioInteractive Ambassador Academy
HHMI BioInteractive is inviting educators to participate in a 3-year professional development Academy that will grow the Ambassador community. We welcome educators from all identity groups and educational contexts to apply. Up to 30 educators will be selected to work with BioInteractive to spread inclusive and equitable science teaching practices that incorporate our classroom resources, approach, and values.
Members of this cohort will participate in a research-based professional development pathway focused on building professional learning leadership capacity. The Academy will include workshops, coaching, professional networking, and opportunities to participate in and present at science education conferences.
Upon completion of the 3-year Academy, cohort members will join the HHMI BioInteractive Ambassador community and help to design and facilitate BioInteractive professional learning experiences for other educators, serve as program advisors, and contribute to BioInteractive content as developers, reviewers, and field testers. Ambassadors remain members of this community as long as they stay in science education.
Benefits of Participation
- Up to 3 years of professional learning and development
- Full travel and registration support to participate in NABT during year 1 and 2
- Participation in a national professional network of expert life science educators
- Full travel and registration, coaching support and $1000 stipend to present at least once at a national and/or regional meeting in year 3
To be eligible, an applicant must meet the following requirements:
- Be a full-time biology or environmental science educator with the teaching of high school or undergraduate students as part of your responsibilities. Retired educators are not eligible.
- Have teaching experience of no less than
o 5 years for high school educators and hold a current license to teach
o 3 years for undergraduate educators; or
o a combined 5 years teaching experience at both levels
- Intend to continue working in science education
- Be employed in the U.S., U.S. territories, Mexico or Canada*
- Be comfortable teaching and learning in English
*Successful applicants outside the United States are expected to obtain all necessary visa documentation to attend the U.S.-based events identified in this application.
|Intent to apply:||November 18, 2019–January 6, 2020|
|Application submission due:||March 23, 2020, 5 PM EDT|
|Notification of status:||May 11, 2020|
|Finalist interviews:||May 18–July 10, 2020|
|Finalist additional materials due:||July 10, 2020, 5 PM EDT|
|Notification of invitees:||August 17, 2020|
|Acceptance due:||September 8, 2020|
|Start date:||September 28, 2020|
|First in-person meeting:||November 5–8, 2020|
We are passionate professionals with experience and training in scientific research, teaching, professional learning and development, science communication, scientific illustration, evaluation, programming, and administration.