The National Science Teachers Association annually awards one or more Distinguished Teaching Awards in the field of K–16 science education. The awards are designed to recognize current NSTA members who are classroom teachers at the elementary, middle school, high school, and undergraduate levels and who have made extraordinary contributions to the field of science teaching. The number of awards given each year is at the Awards and Recognitions Committee’s discretion.
Award: Each award consists of three nights’ hotel accommodations and expenses (up to $500) to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education. Awardees will be honored at the Awards Banquet during the NSTA conference.
Eligibility: This award is open to current NSTA members only, who have at least ten years of teaching experience.
Criteria for Judging: Excellence in teaching that reflects the National Science Education Standards is the main criterion for selection of recipients. Among the criteria to be considered by the committee are effective planning skills; lesson presentation skills; ability to motivate and challenge students; professional contribution in science and science education (e.g., publications, presentations); and participation in professional growth activities, leadership roles, and involvement at professional meetings.
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