Orange Hunt ES Teacher Selected as Northrop Grumman Teacher Fellow

News Release
December 06, 2017

Annette GlaserAnnette Glaser, World Languages lead teacher at Orange Hunt Elementary School, is one of 27 teachers nationwide to be selected as a Northup Grumman Teacher Fellow for the 2017-18 school year. Orange Hunt Elementary School is a Fairfax County public school.

Glaser, who is the only teacher selected from Virginia, was one of the first recipients of Fairfax County Public Schools’ STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) endorsement this fall. She serves as a mentor for new teachers and is in her sixth year teaching math and science in the German immersion program at Orange Hunt.

Glaser says one of her main goals for applying to the academy is to expand her knowledge of STEM and help motivate students to learn more about STEM-related careers. By participating in the program, she feels she will be able to help students observe real-world applications of STEM careers as well as offer school-wide training opportunities to colleagues on STEM integration.

The Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy will provide fellows with the opportunity to participate in science, engineering, and technology-related activities and professional learning during the year-long program. During their fellowship, recipients will:

  • Attend the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) national conference on science education in Atlanta in March 2018, where they will engage in the latest instructional practices related to the Next Generation Science Standards;
  • Participate in a five-day workshop at a Northrop Grumman facility during the summer of 2018 in Los Angeles where they will discuss teaching strategies for integrating effective and authentic engineering design practices in their classroom;
  • Participate in an immersive, 80-hour externship at a local Northrop Grumman facility during the summer of 2018 where they will be partnered with an engineer-technologist to observe and experience critical workforce skills in action;
  • Develop lesson(s)-units that integrate an authentic and real-world application linked to their externship experiences; and
  • Develop tools and resources to share with colleagues to help build capacity for engineering and technology instruction within their schools and districts.

The Teacher Fellows will also receive a comprehensive NSTA membership package and an opportunity to participate in a variety of web-based professional learning activities, including a specially designated online learning community.

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For more information, contact Annette Glaser at asglaser@fcps.edu.