MEGA:BITESS Application
Are you a U.S. citizen or permanent resident? *
Provide your first and last name *
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What is your 'preferred name'? (Note, this is for name tags) *
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I am either a full-time 6-12 educator or directly involved with implementing science education. *
Provide the email address you would like us to use for future contact. *
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What school do you represent? *
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What school district do you represent? *
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What grades are you primarily responsible for? *
What position(s) do you have at your school/district? For example, are you a classroom teacher, teacher leader, or curriculum leader? Which courses do you teach and/or impact? *
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Geospatial Questions: We can use this information to give an example using geocoding and crowdsourcing.
What is the street address of your work location? *
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What is the city for your work location? *
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What is the Zip Code for your work location? *
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Letter of Support: Please provide a 1-page letter of support from your principal. Please send these letters directly to megabitess@utk.edu as an attachment.
Please refer to the template found on the 'How to Apply' page at https://www.megabitess.org/
MEGA:BITESS is a year long commitment between faculty at the University of Tennessee (UT), the Tennessee Geographic Alliance (TGA), and educators to promote careers and workforce development in medical entomology and geospatial analysis in the classroom. Please make sure you visit this website (https://www.megabitess.org/) to have a better understanding of the academy. In ~500 words (~100 words/question), please address the following questions.
Why are you interested in MEGA:BITESS? (100 words maximum) *
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How could you incorporate what you learn in the academy into your classroom? (100 words maximum) *
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What challenges or obstacles do you think you will face during the academy? (100 words maximum) *
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How will you overcome these challenges or obstacles? (100 words maximum) *
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Why should you be selected for MEGA:BITESS? (100 words maximum) *
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We will have three offerings of the MEGA:BITESS Academy between 2019 and 2022. For this first yearlong Academy, applicants must commit for all indicated days: (M-F) June 24-28, 2019; Saturday, February 22, 2020; and Saturday, April 22, 2020. *
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Demographic Information: The following information is required for reporting purposes.
How did you hear about this program? *
If you have previously participated in a similar workshop/experience, please give the name of the program and the institution/agency.
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Racial/Ethnic Background *
Gender *
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To promote, evaluate, or otherwise describe the efforts of this program and activities, I give permission to MEGA:BITESS and its agents to use in connection with any publication (including but not limited to brochures, Web sites, booklets, reports, press releases, and exhibits) the photograph(s) video or audio productions, or any other files portraying my image or likeness in association with the MEGA:BITESS in which I appear. MEGA:BITESS will maintain possession of all associated negatives, digital, video, and/or audio files, film, CDs, photographic prints, etc.; and will maintain all rights to these images and other files; and may use, at our sole discretion and for a period of time determined by us, in future materials.
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