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National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) award honors 30 outstanding teaching assistants (TAs) in geoscience education. Winners receive a one-year NAGT membership, including subscriptions to the Journal of Geoscience Education and the In The trenches quarterly magazine. Both...

Volcanologists monitoring Mt. St. Helens
ING
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

For more than 15 years, and with nearly $4 million in awarded grants, ING Unsung Heroes has proven to be an A+ program with educators. The program's "alumni" have inspired success in the classroom and impacted countless numbers of students. Each year, 100 educators are selected to receive $2,000...

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Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers provides selected K-12 teachers (up to 25) in their first five years of teaching with funds to attend the annual National Conference on Science Education. Award recipients will be mentored, tracked, and provided with continuing...

Tags: nsta, k-12, teacher
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PASCO Scientific
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Pasco STEM Educator Awards sponsored by PASCO scientific, a partnership with the National Science Teachers Association, to recognize excellence and innovation in the field of STEM education at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. A total of 3 awardees will be selected...

Tags: stem, award, nsta, k-12
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National Science Foundation (NSF)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

National Science Foundation provides this program recognizes outstanding mathematics and science teachers from across the United States and four U.S. jurisdictions for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. In even numbered years this award is for grades K-6. In odd...

Tags: nsf, award, k-6, 7-12, education
Students taking water samples during field work
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This is the most prestigious award an NSTA member can receive. The Robert H. Carleton Award recognizes one individual who has made outstanding contributions to, and provided leadership in, science education at the national level and to NSTA in particular. It is NSTA's highest honor. This award...

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Dow Chemical Company
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This is the most prestigious award an NSTA member can receive. The Robert H. Carleton Award recognizes one individual who has made outstanding contributions to, and provided leadership in, science education at the national level and to NSTA in particular. It is NSTA's highest honor. This award...

Starfish and anemones off Massachusetts coast
SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This award recognizes and rewards an outstanding teacher who is working at the grassroots level to protect and preserve the environment. One teacher will win $10,000, an expenses-paid trip for themselves and one guest to a SeaWorld or Busch Gardens park for a special awards event, and an all-...

Students studying soils
Shell
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This award recognizes one outstanding classroom science teacher (K-12) who has had a positive impact on his or her students, school, and community through exemplary classroom science teaching. Awarded: November 18, 2015

Students taking water samples during field work
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This award honors one elementary school teacher who has established (or is establishing) an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based lesson plan. The lesson plan will fully reference sources of information and any relevant National Science Education Standards and benchmarks found in the Atlas of Science...

artist's concept of Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver
Vernier, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards promote the innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom. We encourage you to apply for one of seven $5,500 awards. The Vernier Technology Awards will recognize and reward the...

artist's concept of Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver
NSTA/Northrop Grumman Foundation
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This award recognizes excellence in the field of aerospace education. The recipient of the award will be honored during the Awards Banquet and the Aerospace Educators Luncheon at the NSTA Conference. This NSTA award is sponsored by Northrop Grumman Foundation. Awarded: Annually

Tags: award, nsta, k-12
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National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

Outstanding Earth Science Teacher (OEST) awards are given for "exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth Sciences at the pre-college level." Any teacher or other K-12 educator who covers a significant amount of earth science content with their students is eligible....

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Arch Coal Foundation
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Arch Coal Foundation seeks nominations of outstanding full-time K-12 teachers in West Virginia, Wyoming, and four counties in Utah (Carbon, Emery, Sanpete, and Sevier) for its annual teacher-recognition program. The nominee must be an active full-time teacher with at least three years of...

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Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The ASP recognizes individual achievements in astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach each year. Nominees are welcome from ASP Members and members of the astronomical community through March 1 of each year. Descriptions of the awards and links to the award pages are listed...

Artist conception of a Mars Exploration Rover
The Astronauts Memorial Foundation
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Astronauts Memorial Foundation, in partnership with the Space Foundation and NASA, annually presents the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award to recognize outstanding contributions by K-12 educators and district level personnel in the field of educational technology. Alan Shepard award...

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White House Council on Environmental Quality and the EPA
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators recognizes outstanding K-12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. Applicants must teach full time in a K-12 public school, hold a...

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New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

To that end, NERCHE, in partnership with the Center for Engaged Democracy at Merrimack College, is inviting nominations for the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty, which recognizes a full-time faculty member (pre-tenure or with a long-term contract...

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National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This award, named in honor of Michael Faraday (1791–1867), the English chemist and physicist who is known for his pioneering experiments in electricity and magnetism. Through lectures and letters, Faraday led people of all ages to a greater understanding of the natural scientific laws that...

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National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Ron Mardigian Memorial Biotechnology Explorer Award will recognize and reward an outstanding high school teacher who has made biotechnology learning accessible to the classroom. This award has been established in memory of Ron Mardigian, the inspiration behind and founder of the...

Wind speed and direction from Project Vortex
Northrop Grumman, NSTA
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

A partnership with Northrop Grumman Foundation and the National Science Teachers Association, this award is to recognize excellence in the field of engineering education. NSTA and the Northrop Grumman Foundation recognize the importance of integrating high-quality engineering instruction into...

Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This award recognizes NSTA members who have made extraordinary contributions to science education through personal commitment to education, specifically science teaching or science; educational endeavors and original work that position recipients as exemplary leaders in their field; significant...

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National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This NSTA award posthumously recognizes long-standing members of NSTA for significant lifelong service to NSTA and contributions to science education. This award is open to long-standing members of NSTA (minimum 15 years) who have been deceased for no more than 10 years; an individual may be...

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KnowAtom
Resource Type: Webinars

Will grit be the greatest predictor of student and teacher success in the new science standards? Learn how the new standards represent a big picture approach to science curriculum and instruction that will challenge classroom rigor. Learn what it means to be "gritty" and why success favors the...

Students studying soils
Natural Start Alliance, North American Association of Environmental Education (NAAEE)
Resource Type: Webinars

Nature provides an endless source of dynamic materials with an infinite variety of applications encouraging exploration, problem-solving, and discovery. The Natural Start Alliance's training webinar, Early Childhood STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math): Using Nature to Drive...

Australia's Simpson Desert
2016, Xochitl Garcia, Science Friday
Resource Type: Webinars

In 2016, Science Friday hosted a live online web panel to discuss challenges and approaches to teaching climate change science in the classroom. Led by passionate educators who are committed to best practices in climate education, this discussion provided innovated strategies for bringing...

Excess water draining from a California field
The Groundwater Foundation
Resource Type: Webinars

Browse through free webinars from the Groundwater Foundation.

artist's concept of Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Webinars

A new monthly video chat - streamed live in Spanish from the NASA Kennedy Space Center - promotes awareness of NASA's diverse career opportunities for minority populations and highlights Hispanic professionals as role models working in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields....

Paleoclimatologists studying a reef
NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries
Resource Type: Webinars

Hosted by the NOAA office of National Marine Sanctuaries, this webinar series for formal and informal educators (K-college) offers an inside look at our nation's "underwater treasures" and provides scientific expertise, resources, and training to support ocean and climate literacy in the...

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Education Reports
Teaching Channel, Jennifer Munoz

Teaching Channel blogger Jennifer Munoz is an elementary STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) and science specialist who has resources for teaching science well and managing time effectively. Munoz has grouped the resources under three headings: Teachers Helping...

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Healthy Schools Campaign

Healthy Schools Campaign and Openlands are pleased to announce the release of Green Schoolyards: A Growing Movement Supporting Health, Education and Connection with Nature. This new report documents the journeys and lessons of green schoolyard programs across the country and is informed by a...

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Teacher Professional Development
PolarTREC

PolarTREC (teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is a program in which teachers from the United States (both formal and informal) spend 3-6 weeks participating in hands-on field research experiences in the polar regions. The goal of polarTREC is to invigorate polar science...

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Teacher Professional Development
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Microgravity University for Educators or MgUE, is an authentic learning experience requiring application of scientific and engineering practices that creates exposure to STEM career pathways. MgUE challenges teams of educators and high school students to solve technical problems by designing,...

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Teaching Awards
Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP)

The ASP recognizes individual achievements in astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach each year. Nominees are welcome from ASP Members and members of the astronomical community through March 1 of each year. Descriptions of the awards and links to the award pages are listed...

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