Teacher of the Year

Award to a Maine Teacher or Group of Teachers for the Integration
of Agricultural Education and Activities in the Classroom

GrantWatch ID#: 181234
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Foundation / Corporation

Maine Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC)


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Award to a Maine teacher or group of teachers to recognize the outstanding integration of agricultural concepts in elementary and secondary school classrooms. Nominations and applications are invited for teachers who apply agricultural education activities and materials in the teaching of core academic subjects.

The winning teacher will be required to submit (with the help of MAITC) an application for a National AITCA Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award. The winning teacher will attend the National AITC Conference, which will be held in Portland, ME in June 2018.

Maine's teacher of the Year will also attend the annual Summer Teacher's Institute free of charge and shares their program with the teachers there.


Winner(s) will receive a trip to the National AITC Conference in Portland, ME in June 2018.

- Only certified teachers currently engaged in classroom instruction at the PreK-12 level are eligible.
- Teachers must be integrating agricultural concepts into non-agricultural curricula.
- Applications may be from an individual or a team of teachers working together.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following:

Creativity and Utilization of Agricultural Information
- The degree to which sound agricultural concepts have been infused into the classroom curriculum. References should be made to the creative methods utilized in advancing student

Interdisciplinary Approach
- The degree to which agricultural concepts have been included in a variety of subjects or topics. Value will be placed on the approach which teaches agriculture across the curriculum or subject.

Student Impact
- Evidence of positive change in behavior, student attitudes and overall learning.

Overall Impact, Longevity of the Program
- Evidence of historical and new agricultural concepts introduced. This may include food systems, sustainable living, local agriculture, Carbon footprint, community impact, nutrition, and more.

Please mail application to MAITC before October 5, 2017.

Award will be presented at the MAITCA Annual Meeting in October 2017 at the Maine State Grange in Augusta.

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

Willie Sawyer Grenier, Executive Director

Willie Sawyer Grenier
28 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

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