Monday, 24 Jul 2017
The program includes 45 hours of classroom and laboratory instruction focused on science, space exploration and leadership skills development. Teachers will participate in astronaut-style exercises such as high-performance jet simulation, scenario-based space missions, coding challenges, land and water survival training and interactive flight dynamics programs. Through these exercises, teachers learn how to reinvigorate their classroom with ideas, lessons and other materials.
“HESA has reinvigorated me to expand my understanding and pursue STEM teaching,” said Hoang Thi Hien, teacher at Lawrence S. Ting School (LSTS), also known as Dinh Thien Ly School. “Every activity is part of a comprehensive experience to enhance teachers’ in-depth knowledge and skills. This is an unmatched opportunity every middle school educator should grasp in our teaching career.”
“As a leading technology and software company, Honeywell places a great deal of importance on educating our next generation of scientists and engineers,” said Mike Bennett, president, Honeywell Hometown Solutions. “The teachers who attend the academy understand the importance of STEM education better than anyone. They use these learnings to keep their students engaged and passionate about science, technology, engineering and math.”
“We are delighted to see the increased number of Vietnamese teachers participating in HESA, which means more students will have opportunity to be inspired from STEM-fueled teachers,” said Mai Trang Thanh, president, Honeywell Indochina. “Beyond giving effective exposure to STEM, the Honeywell Educators program has encouraged students’ scientific enthusiasm – a key factor for innovation and productivity for the country’s sustained economic growth.”