Beyond Benign’s Lead Teacher Program is designed to develop and support teachers who wish to take a leadership role in advancing sustainable science education as teacher trainers and presenters. As a part of this three year program, participating teachers become ambassadors and experts in sustainable science and green chemistry.
Beyond Benign provides advanced training along with opportunities to collaborate as co-leaders of workshops, conference presenters, curriculum experts and more. All teachers receive compensation for their time and talent.
How do I apply to be a Lead Teacher?
Are you a visionary teacher looking to join a national network of teachers who are bringing cutting-edge science concepts to STEM education? Share with us what green chemistry looks like in your classroom with a brief portfolio of your own green chemistry implementation along with your resume and recommendations from colleagues and a student.
2021 program application deadline: February 21, 2021
Application requirements: Check flyer for more information
- Personal Statement: 1-page describing your experience and passion for green chemistry education
- 2 Letters of recommendation (one from an administrator & one from a colleague)
- 1 student willing to answer questions about your teaching( we will follow up with the link to this survey)
- Submit a brief portfolio of your own green chemistry implementation: Examples include combinations of labs, lessons, pictures, video, student work or flipped class resources
Email Janie Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org for more application information and to submit applications.
What does it mean to be a Lead Teacher?
Beyond Benign Lead Teachers are dedicated full-time K-12 classroom teachers at public or private schools. Lead Teachers serve as green chemistry education ambassadors and collaborate with industry and education partners to develop curriculum and deliver professional development at local, regional or national conferences and workshops. As a part of the program teachers will develop a deeper understanding of green chemistry and work together with a network of like-minded teachers. Each year Lead Teachers dedicate approximately 70 hours to the program and receive compensation for their time and talent. To ensure continuity of the program, participants are asked to make a 3-year commitment. Upon completion, there are opportunities for Certified Lead Teachers to support the community as mentors who share their experience with new recruits.
Lead Teacher network