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Teachers Take Note - Application Deadline Approaching for Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy

  • 200 Teachers to Be Selected to Attend 2011 National Academy
  • Teachers Who Apply to Receive a Free One-Year Membership to National Science Teachers Association
IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The application deadline for the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy is October 31, leaving only a few weeks for elementary school teachers to apply for the all-expenses-paid professional development opportunity. Applications and nominations can be submitted by visiting www.SendMyTeacher.com. Additionally, up to 1,500 qualified applicants not selected for the program will receive a complimentary one-year membership to the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

Professional golfer Phil Mickelson, his wife, Amy, and ExxonMobil partnered in 2005 to form the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy, which brings together 600 teachers annually from across the country to attend one of three week-long sessions taught by faculty from NSTA and Math Solutions, an organization dedicated to improving students' learning of mathematics. The Academy is designed to hone teaching skills, enhance curricula and help these educators discover innovative new ways to inspire students in math and science. Once selected, all expenses will be paid, including travel, lodging, and meals.

Since the launch of the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy in 2005, more than 2,600 educators have attended, impacting the lives of more than 45,000 students across the country.

Eighty percent of jobs in the next decade will require some form of math and science. Through the Academy, teachers are able to encourage and challenge their students' math and science prowess, leading these students to future endeavors in math, science, and engineering.

Teachers selected through www.SendMyTeacher.com will attend the 2011 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy July 17-22, 2011 at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ. Additional sessions are held in Houston and New Orleans, with teachers selected based on geographical area.

All third- through fifth-grade teachers are eligible to apply for the Academy through www.SendMyTeacher.com. Parents and students can nominate a teacher by visiting the site. Applications are due by October 31, and are reviewed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and NSTA. Selected teachers will be notified in spring 2011.

The Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy is part of ExxonMobil's investment in math and science education in the United States. The company supports initiatives that encourage students to take an active interest in careers in the math and science fields, support the professional development of highly qualified teachers and promote involvement of women and minorities students.

About Exxon Mobil Corporation

ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and the ExxonMobil Foundation engage in a range of philanthropic activities that advance education, health and science in the communities where ExxonMobil has significant operations. In the United States, ExxonMobil supports initiatives to improve math and science education at the K-12 and higher education levels.

Globally, ExxonMobil provides funding to improve basic education and combat malaria and other infectious diseases in developing countries. In 2009, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation, its divisions and affiliates, and ExxonMobil Foundation provided $235 million in contributions worldwide, of which more than $98 million was dedicated to education. Additional information on ExxonMobil's community partnerships and contributions programs is available at www.exxonmobil.com/community

National Science Teachers Association

The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), www.nsta.org, is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership includes more than 60,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in science education.

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