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Awards to USA K-12 Science Teachers in Multiple States for Contributions to Science Education in the Classroom

Robert E. Yager Exemplary Teaching Award


Agency
Foundation

GrantWatch ID#
156686

Funding Source
NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHING ASSOCIATION
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA: ArizonaCaliforniaColoradoHawaiiIndianaKentuckyMaineMichiganNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew YorkOhioPennsylvaniaUtahVermontVirginiaWest Virginia
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/21/23 Save

Grant Description
Awards valued at up to $2,000 to USA and territories K-12 science teachers in eligible states to recognize outstanding innovation in science education. Award recipients will receive a prize of $1,000 as well as up to $1,000 in travel expenses to attend a national conference. This award honors exemplary teachers who strive to increase the accessibility of science education for students. In 2023–24, Districts II, IV, VIII, X, XIV, XVI are eligible. These districts include: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia.

The Robert E. Yager Exemplary Teaching Award acknowledges teachers who share Robert Yager’s passion for education and continued professional development. This award also honors Robert Yager’s effort to make excellent science education accessible to students of the 21st century and beyond. Awardees will have exhibited exemplary innovation in the field of science education, and embody the mission statement of NSTA. 

The individual awardees will receive a financial award, funds for travel expenses to attend the NSTA National Congress on Science Education, and a plaque. They will be asked to present at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education, with their presentation videotaped for future use. The awardees will be invited to attend and present at their grade band share-a-thon at the National Conference, attend the district director meet and greet, attend and participate in their NSTA District Director Leadership retreat. 

Among the criteria to be considered by the committee are:

  • Exhibited excellence and innovation in the field of science education;
  • Effective planning and presentation skills;
  • Ability to motivate and challenge students;
  • Proficiency in science and science education (e.g., publications, presentations);
  • Participation in professional growth activities, leadership roles, and involvement at professional meetings; and
  • Support NGSS and/or national science education standards. 


Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Individuals who apply for this award must be a current K‐12 classroom science educator in one of NSTA’s districts. The eligible districts have a rotation cycle that includes six (6) districts per cycle as follows:
- 2023–24, Districts II, IV, VIII, X, XIV, XVI are eligible this cycle.
- 2024–25, III, V, IX, XI, XV, XVII
- 2025–26, Districts I, VI, VII, XII, XIII, and XVIII

NSTA Districts:
I – CT, MA, RI
II – ME, NH, VT
III – DE, DC, MD
IV – NJ, NY, PA
V – AL, GA, FL, PR
VI – NC, SC, TN
VII – AR, LA, MS
VIII – KY, VA, WV
IX – MN, ND, SD
X – IN, MI, OH
XI – KS, MO, NE
XII – IL, IA, WI
XIII – NM, OK, TX
XIV – AZ, CO, UT
XV – ID, MT, WY
XVI – CA, HI, NV, AS, GU, TPI
XVII – AK, OR, WA
XVIII – Canada

Additional Geographic Information:

Map of the NSTA Districts: https://www.nsta.org/map-nsta-districts

Pre-Application Information
Submission Deadline: December 21

The awardee will be presented the award at the Teacher Awards Banquet at the National Conference.

Number of Grants
Six awardees will be selected annually.

Estimated Size of Grant
The individual awardees will receive a $1,000 award, up to $1,000 for travel expenses to attend the NSTA National Congress on Science Education, and a plaque.

Contact Information
Apply online:
https://my.reviewr.com/s2/site//NSTA_TEACHER_AWARDS_2023-2024_Application

Submit a nomination online:
https://my.reviewr.com/s2/site//NSTA_TEACHER_AWARDS_2023-2024_Nomination

For questions, please contact awards@nsta.org.

NSTA
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