Private Funders: PASCO and the Nat’l Science Teachers Assn. (NSTA); Opportunity: 2015 Pasco STEM Educator Awards; Funding Focus: Science and education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools & science teachers; Funding: Winners receive up to $1,500 to cover travel expenses to attend the NSTA national conference, $1,000 in cash and a $2,000 certificate for PASCO scientific products; Deadline: Dec. 15.
Summary: The awards recognize excellence in a science program developed and implemented by elementary, middle school, and high school science teachers. Entries must show innovative and effective teaching strategies combined with a science program influencing students to explore and investigate science. The project also should recognize students at various levels of cognitive development need a range of topics, activities, and strategies. The award should be used to enhance or expand the winning science program. The guidelines can be found here at: www.nsta.org/pdfs/awards/STEMEducator.pdf
Another NSTA Opportunity
NSTA is also sponsoring the Robert E. Yager Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award. Six full-time K–12 science teachers will be recognized for their use of innovation in their classroom. Each will receive up to $1,000 to cover travel expenses to attend the NSTA conference and one will receive $1,500 in cash. The application (deadline Dec. 15) can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/ltr3ys5
Info: http://tinyurl.com/CDP0215c262; NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington VA, 22201, 703/243-7100.