METEOR Teacher Fellows

One component of “METEOR” is the METEOR Teaching Fellows (MTF) whose mission is to utilize a novel, interactive, training focused on STEM and including key components of the Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Teachers are embedded in one of our biomedical research laboratories or with a clinical research team for an 8 week summer program. Each teacher will also participate in four advanced STEM teaching certificate courses, one each term  with a combination of field-based, distance and classroom learning. There will be approximately 15 two-hour sessions of face-to-face instruction each term meeting either at Children’s National Health System and/or GW. The face-to-face instruction will compliment the research experience and include approximately 7 hours of independent work developing and implementing lessons grounded in the lab experience. Being a METEOR fellow includes tuition fellowships for the 4 GW STEM Certificate courses in addition to a stipend for the summer research experience.

The METEOR Teaching Fellows program is recruiting High School STEM teachers from the District of Columbia Public School System, District Columbia Public Charter Schools and Prince George’s County Public School System. All applications are due Friday, November 22nd.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a high school STEM teacher at a METEOR v HS partner school.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years experience teaching STEM
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching STEM aligned with the NGSS and Common Core Math standard’s practices for doing math, science and engineering.

The application consists of several parts:

  • MTF application
  • A one page personal statement (500 words) on why you would like to be part of this program
  • A recommendation letter from your school principal supporting your participation in research and coursework through the duration of the project.
  • *please note once accepted by the METEOR team at Children’s, teachers will be asked to complete an additional application to the GWU Graduate School of Education and Human Development which includes an application fee, resume, and official transcripts.