From June 22 through July 25, the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) hosted the residential Summer Institute for Golden Apple "Scholars" majoring in mathematics or science Education.
In an effort to address America’s declining scientific and engineering talent pool, a $341,000 U.S. Department of Education grant enabled IMSA and the Golden Apple Foundation to better prepare math and science teachers for Illinois schools, especially schools of need, by developing a new institute focused on math and science.
During the Summer Institute, the prospective teachers helped IMSA staff deliver five summer mathematics and science programs for middle and high school students. They also benefited from workshops provided by Golden Apple Fellows (recipients of the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching) and IMSA faculty.
The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students (grades 10-12) in its advanced, residential college preparatory program, and it serves thousands of educators and students in Illinois and beyond through innovative instructional programs that foster imagination and inquiry. IMSA also advances education through research, groundbreaking ventures and strategic partnerships. (www.imsa.edu)