The Academy is neat! But don't just take our word for it! Look below to find out what others said about the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy.
Phil and Amy Mickelson gather with the 2013 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy participants in Jersey City, NJ
"The Academy fundamentally transformed my approach to teaching. I learned strategies and practices that align with how the brain actually learns. I learned the importance of giving my students engaging, hands-on experiences that guide them to discovery. Through this process, students achieve a deeper understanding of science content and mathematical relationships. The Academy transformed me from a dispenser of information to a facilitator of discovery."
Tony Zini, Academy Participant and Instructor
Teachers at the 2013 Academy learn about force and motion through the Egg Drop experiment
"Participating in the Academy helped me become a more strategic teacher! Each experience provided an access point for all learning and communication styles. Interaction was encouraged and varying ideas and opinions were valued. We were encouraged to think of many ways to solve problems and to represent our thinking. I left the Academy with a deeper understanding of what inquiry instruction looks and feels like. When I returned to my students I was prepared to challenge them each appropriately."
Nicole Martin, Science Specialist and Academy Instructor
Teachers gather to learn fun, new facts to make learning more fun