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Robert E. Yager Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award

Awards to USA K-12 Educators in Multiple
States for Contributions to Science Education

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

Deadline Date:

12/17/18 Receipt

Description:

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Awards valued at $2,000 to USA K-12 educators in eligible states and territories to recognize outstanding innovation in science education. This award recognizes exemplary teachers who demonstrate a passion for education and their continued professional development. This award also honors Robert Yager's effort to make high-quality science education accessible to students of the 21st century and beyond.

The individual awardees will receive a $1,000 award, and $1,000 for travel expenses to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education, and a plaque. They will be asked to present at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education.

In 2018–19, Districts III, V, IX, XI, XV, XVII are eligible. These Districts include: Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, Oregon, and Washington.

Among the criteria to be considered by the committee are:
-Exhibited excellence and innovation in the field of science education;
-Effective planning and presentation skills;
-Ability to motivate and challenge students;
-Proficiency in science and science education (e.g., publications, presentations);
-Participation in professional growth activities, leadership roles, and involvement at professional meetings; and
-Support NGSS and/or national science education standards.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 156686

Number of Grants:

Six awardees will be selected annually.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The individual awardees will receive a $1,000 award, and $1,000 for travel expenses to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education, and a plaque. They will be asked to present at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education, with their presentation videotaped for future use. The awardees will be invited to attend and present at their grade band share a thon at the National Conference, attend the district director meet and greet, attend and participate in their NSTA District Director Leadership retreat.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals who apply for this award must be a current K-12 classroom science educator in one of NSTA’s districts.

In 2017-18, Districts II, IV, VIII, X, XIV, XVI are eligible.
In 2018–19, Districts III, V, IX, XI, XV, XVII are eligible.
In 2019-20, Districts I, VI, VII, XII, XIII, and XVIII are eligible.

NSTA Districts:
I – CT, MA, RI; II – ME, NH, VT; III – DE, DC, MD; IV – NJ, NY, PA; V – AL, GA, FL, PR, VI; VI – NC, SC, TN; VII – AR, LA, MS; VIII – KY, VA, WV; IX – MN, ND, SD; X – IN, MI, OH; XI – KS, MO, NE; XII – IL, IA, WI; XIII – NM, OK, TX; XIV – AZ, CO, UT; XV – ID, MT, WY; XVI – CA, HI, NV, AS, GU, TPI; XVII – AK, OR, WA; XVIII - Canada

Pre-Application Information:

Completed applications must be received by December 17, 2018.

Use the on-line submission. Late or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Webinar recording:
https://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NSTA/webseminar78.aspx

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Nominate:
https://app.reviewr.com/s1/site//TeacherAwardsNominations2018

Apply:
https://app.reviewr.com/s1/site//NSTATeacherAwards2018

National Science Teachers Association
1840 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington VA 22201

P: 703.243.7100
F: 703.243.7177
awards@nsta.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Idaho;   Kansas;   Maryland;   Minnesota;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   North Dakota;   Oregon;   South Dakota;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   Wyoming

USA Territories: Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)