Professional Development

ACS Science Coaches

Science Coaches is a joint American Chemical Society (ACS) and American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) educational outreach initiative to enhance science skills in students in elementary, middle, and high schools by pairing chemists (coaches) with AACT teacher members. Science Coaches One-on-One: This face-to-face program requires teachers and coaches to meet at least six times during the school year. Science Coaches Teams: One coach is partnered with three AACT teacher members in a private, virtual forum to answer questions, contribute to discussions, and provide chemistry advice. Teachers and coaches are required to interact with the team at least twice a month.

Benefits: Science Coaches One-on-One, The American Chemical Society donates $500 to the teacher’s school to enhance science education. At this time, a school donation is unavailable to teachers in Science Coaches Teams.  

Eligibility: Please see website

Applications due: September 1, 2020