ROSEVILLE, Calif., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), PASCO® is proud to announce the PASCO STEM Educator Awards to recognize excellence and innovation among STEM (science, technology, education and math) educators at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
The PASCO STEM Educator Awards will recognize a total of five educators annually with an award totaling approximately $4,500, including a $1,000 cash award and a $2,000 certificate for PASCO products to further support their STEM program. Each winner will also receive up to $1,500 for travel expenses to attend the NSTA national conference, participate in a STEM "share-a-thon" workshop, and be recognized at the NSTA Awards Banquet.
"We are honored to partner with NSTA to offer this recognition to innovative teachers who have created exciting ways to engage students in authentic, inquiry-based STEM learning," said Paul Stokstad, PASCO president and founder. "As schools around the country work to build strong STEM programs, it's important that we recognize the efforts of educators that are leading the charge, and share their work with others in our education community."
K-12 educators wishing to apply for this award will submit a program description along with examples of how students in their program are addressing real-world problems using STEM applications.
The PASCO STEM Educator Awards will be judged by an expert panel appointed by the NSTA, and will honor one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, and two high school teachers annually.
Both PASCO and NSTA will actively promote the winning STEM programs and educators, providing program descriptions and materials via their websites to serve as a resource for STEM educators everywhere.
For more information, including the application, entry criteria and deadline information, please visit http://www.pasco.com/STEMawards.
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