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2018 Teacher of the Year (TOTY) Award

Award to a USA K-12 Teacher to Acknowledge
Excellence in Geoscience Education

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American Association for Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation

Deadline Date:

01/15/18

Description:

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Award of $6,000 to a USA K-12 teacher to recognize exceptional leadership in geoscience education. Teachers eligible for nomination should have three years of full-time teaching experience and be currently teaching at least one unit per year on natural resources. Teachers who include subjects relevant to energy resource development will receive special consideration. In concert with the 1996 National Science Education Standards, a teacher’s use of the inquiry approach in teaching will be given extra consideration.

Six teachers across the country will be identified as finalists, each from one of six U.S. geographic regions (Pacific, Rocky Mountain, Mid-Continent, Southwest, Gulf Coast, and Eastern). After final nominations are decided, the TOTY Committee will convene to pick the final winner of the 2018 Teacher of the Year Award. The runner-up section finalists will each receive an honorable mention and a $500 cash award for their nomination.

Teacher's philosophy should include any of the following:
- scientific study of resources
- origin
- discovery
- extraction
- historic use and present use
- conservation
- preservation of the environment
- use of earth science knowledge in informed decision making

Unit will be evaluated on:
- petroleum and industry concepts
- creativity of presentation
- balanced treatment of information regarding societal need and environmental issues
- clarity and accuracy of expression
- overall excellence in teaching

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160694

Number of Grants:

Six teachers across the country will be identified as finalists, each from one of six U.S. geographic regions (Pacific, Rocky Mountain, Mid-Continent, Southwest, Gulf Coast, and Eastern). After final nominations are decided, the TOTY Committee will convene to pick the final winner of the 2018 Teacher of the Year Award.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The runner-up section finalists will each receive an honorable mention and a $500 cash award for their nomination. The final TOTY winner will receive a $6,000 award and an expense paid trip for two to ACE to receive the award. The award includes $3,000 for school use under the teacher's supervision for educational purposes and $3,000 for personal use by the teacher.

Term of Contract:

The application should consist of material taught during the academic year ending the previous Spring or Summer semester.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Nominees:
- Three years full-time teaching experience and currently teaches at a U.S. K-12 school
- Teaches one unit per year on natural resources
- Unit fits definition of natural resources

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for teachers to submit applications to local societies or online to the AAPG Foundation is January 15, 2018.

The deadline for the AAPG Sections to turn in their selected candidate to the AAPG Foundation is February 1st, 2018.

The deadline for judges to select the final recipient is February 15th, 2018. The recipient will be notified shortly after decision is made.

Geological societies across the U.S. are encouraged to submit a recipient to their appropriate AAPG Section for consideration. AAPG Sections will choose a candidate from among the pool of candidates they receive. AAPG Sections will then forward their semi-finalist to the AAPG Foundation for final selection by a panel of judges.

Teachers may apply directly through their local geological society. If they do not know their local society, they should submit their entries online to the Foundation. The application will be forwarded to the appropriate AAPG Section for consideration.

Requirements and Guidelines: http://foundation.aapg.org/programs/toty/judge_guides.cfm
Timeline and Map of AAPG Sections: http://foundation.aapg.org/programs/toty/timeline.cfm

Contact Information:

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

Self-Nomination Portal: http://abstracts.aapg.org/Login.aspx
Nominate a Teacher: http://foundation.aapg.org/toty/app/nominate.aspx

AAPG Foundation
P.O. Box 979
Tulsa, OK
74101-0979

Toll-Free: +1-855-302-2743 (US and Canada)
Direct Phone: +1- 918-560-2644
FAX: +1-918-560-2642

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