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Local woman chosen to attend workshop

Published: Saturday, April 27, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

AMBOY – Kellylyn Wood, a sixth-grade teacher at Amboy Junior High School in Amboy, will take part in the Siemens Institute fellowship.

She was one of 50 middle and high school educators selected nationwide.

The course will be Aug. 4-9 at Discovery Communications, home of several TV stations, including the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet.

The program is designed to bring teachers to the cutting edge of science, technology, engineering ,and math.

The course is a one-of-a-kind, all-expense-paid weeklong immersion program that promotes hands-on, real-world integration of STEM in the classroom.

Wood will be exposed to leading scientists, thought-leaders, personalities, and innovators.

The week will be filled with guest speakers and field trips to leading institutions to observe real-world applications of the STEM program. There also will be opportunities for networking and collaborating with peers.

The goal of the institute is to create a group of ambassadors who can become key influencers in schools and communities.

Visit for more information on the program. 

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