Museum of Aviation to Recognize the Georgia STEM Teacher of the Year | Families
Warner Robins, GA – The Museum of Aviation’s National STEM Academy will recognize a Georgia STEM Teacher of the Year in 2013 with a cash award of $1,000 and an additional $1,000 to the teachers’ school. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Teacher of the Year Award is open to any 3rd through 5th grade teacher who is from a Georgia School District, public or private. The deadline for nominations is May 15th and the winner will be announced on or before August 1. The presentation will be made to the teacher during the Georgia NASA Teacher’s STEM Day at the Museum on September 28.
“We recognize how important it is for students to learn science and math for their future and the future of Georgia’s workforce,” said Melissa Spalding, Museum of Aviation Director of Education. “So we want to recognize a teacher each year who is setting the example for teaching STEM subjects in the classroom.”
The nomination form can be found on the Museum of Aviation Education website: www.moaeducation.com. Teachers can nominate themselves, but they must include a letter of support and reference information from a direct supervisor. Five to six photos or a 3-minute video must accompany each nomination showing the STEM efforts of the teacher.
The Museum of Aviation Education Center operates fifteen different Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics and History-focused programs for learners ages 4 and older under four major programs:
1. The Aviation Heritage Center provides guided history tours for ages 5 and older.
2. The Middle Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center provides outreach programs and teacher professional development at elementary and middle school sites.
3. The National STEM Academy has 10 different programs for students, adults and teachers. Aviation Connections and Experiments features activities for K-5th grade students which are correlated to the Georgia Performance Standards. Other programs include outreach programs in the schools, a Flight Simulation Center, a NASA Regional Educator Resource Center, an Air Traffic Control Classroom and year-‘round special events, classes and summer camps.
4. STARBASE ROBINS is a 25-hour field trip program for 5th-8th grade students funded by the Department of Defense for Title One schools.
More than 50,000 students, teachers and adults took part in Museum-offered programs and classes last year. For more information on the STEM Teacher of the Year contact Valerie Gill at 478-222-7580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.