Illinois science teachers association


IL STEM Educator of the Year Award Applications Are Open!

09 Jul 2017 1:21 PM | Jessica Dietzel (Administrator)

The Illinois Science Teacher’s Association (ISTA), with the generous support of ETA hand2mind, is pleased to offer the Illinois STEM Educator Award for a second year. The winners will be honored at the 2017 ISTA Conference, held at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on October 27-28.

  • This award recognizes 2 educators – 1 elementary school educator (K-5) and 1 middle school educator (grades 6-8) – who have demonstrated extraordinary accomplishments in STEM/Engineering Design teaching.*ETA hand2mind employees and their family member and paid consultants/per diems of ETA hand2mind are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must provide evidence that demonstrates accomplishments in STEM/Engineering Design that go beyond normal classroom teaching.
  • An emphasis is placed on work that is original, innovative, and that integrates multiple STEM areas.
  • Applications are especially encouraged from educators whose work involves student populations that are underrepresented in STEM fields.
  • The judging panel includes: 2 ISTA members, 2 college/university professors, last year’s 2 winners.

Apply Now!

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