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North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA) Awards

Awards to North Carolina Educators, Student Teachers,
and Administrators for Excellence in Science Education

GrantWatch ID#: 160014
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North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA)

08/20/17

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Awards to North Carolina educators, student teachers, and administrators for excellence in their provision of science teaching and promotion of science learning to students of all ages and levels throughout the state. Nominations are open in four award categories that seek to recognize superior teaching ability, innovative educational methodologies, and outstanding contributions to science education in North Carolina.

The four award categories are as follows:

Outstanding Student Teacher in Science Award:
- These awards are presented to recognize undergraduate teacher education students seeking certification from a North Carolina college or university who have demonstrated outstanding ability as well as promise in the teaching of science during the student teaching process. The nominees must have completed student teaching within a year before the award presentation at the annual conference.
- Three awards may be given - one each for elementary, middle and high school.
- Winner will receive an award and one year's membership in NCSTA.
- Criteria for this award:
The student exhibits and has demonstrated the promise of excellence in science teaching as evidenced during the student teaching experience. The student demonstrates through the student teaching experience knowledge in understanding scientific processes, attitudes, and experience of teaching science through the manipulative process.

District Outstanding Science Teacher Award:
- These awards are presented to recognize excellence in science teaching in North Carolina, to teachers who exemplify excellent, creative, innovative teaching of science. The award is open to teachers at the elementary, middle and high school grade levels. The winners will receive an award and one year's membership in NCSTA.
- Criteria for this award:
The nominee shall be an educator in North Carolina who has been in his/her present position for at least 3 years and has demonstrated exemplary teaching in the following ways: creativity in use of science teaching materials; design and use of innovative teaching plans and ideas; development and implementation of department, school, and/or school-community programs for the improvement of science instruction or the stimulation of interest in science and the learning of science; high performance in the use of supplementary materials in an exemplary manner to integrate science with other subjects; and fostering student, school, and school-community instruction programs in science.

Distinguished Service in Science Education in North Carolina Award
- These awards are presented to recognize excellence of contributions to science education in North Carolina. They recognize service to science education in the individual's school, school system, NCSTA district and at the state level. Contributions in seven categories are recognized:
1. Elementary
2.Middle/junior high
3. Senior high
4. College/university
5. Administrator/supervisor
6. Non-school setting
7. Commercial
- The number of awards to be given each year will be determined by the Awards Selection Committee based on the qualifications of the nominees. The winners will receive an award and one year's membership in NCSTA.
- Criteria for this award:
The nominee exhibits leadership in science education beyond the local administrative unit or position; has contributed to improvements in science education beyond the local administrative unit or position; has been associated with science education for at least five (5) years and has worked in a position related to the category in which nominated for at least two (2) years; and has excelled in the aspects of science education relative to the category in which nominated.

Vi Hunsucker Award
This award is named in honor of NCSTA's founder and first president. Vi Hunsucker helped start the organization in 1969 and continued to provide leadership as it grew and expanded. The award recognizes an outstanding science educator who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve the students and teachers of North Carolina.

Winner receives the award and one-year membership in NCSTA.

Outstanding Student Teacher in Science Award - nominees must have completed student teaching within a year before the award presentation at the annual conference.

District Outstanding Science Teacher Awards - nominee shall be an educator in North Carolina who has been in his/her present position for at least 3 years and has demonstrated exemplary teaching methodology.

Distinguished Service in Science Education in North Carolina Awards - nominee has been associated with science education for at least five (5) years and has worked in a position related to the category in which nominated for at least two (2) years.

Vi Hunsucker Award - nominee must be an outstanding science educator.

Criteria for NCSTA Award Nominations
- It is the nominator's responsibility to assemble a nomination packet.
-NCSTA membership is not a requirement for nomination.
- Deadline for nominations is August 20, 2017.

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

Nomination form: https://www.ncsta.org/forms/?AMSaction=forms%3Amain%2Eawardsform

NCSTA
PO Box 33478
Raleigh, NC 27636
https://www.ncsta.org/forms/?AMSaction=forms:main.contact

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