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Award to a USA funding source member post-secondary education science teacher to recognize outstanding contributions to mentorship within the profession. This award honors teachers who support and encourage pre-service and in-service science teachers or new science teacher educators entering the profession.
This award also seeks to recognize the valuable contributions of mentors to the profession of science teacher education. Recognition comes in the form of a plaque, a cash award and a tribute in the awards issue of the Journal of Science Teacher Education.
Outstanding mentor’s accomplishments in contributing to the professional development of science teachers and teacher educators are evidenced by:
-Assisting in the application of research to practice in science teaching
-Encouraging participation in professional associations related to science teaching
-Encouraging contributions to the knowledge base of science teacher educators
-Providing opportunities for their professional growth
Number of Grants:
Dr. Gil Naizer, Awards Co-Chair