We just learned about this from our friend Kathleen Frank from the Challenger Learning Center in Wheeling, West Virginia: McGraw-Hill Education launched the STEM Innovative Educator Awards to recognize & reward teachers who are finding innovative ways to reach today’s students. The awards, known as the STEMIEs, will acknowledge teachers who are pioneering effective techniques to engage their students in science, technology, engineering, or math – fields of study critical to our nation’s economic growth.
Teachers can enter by submitting a 2-minute video, a short essay, and lesson plan that demonstrate an innovative lesson or other project from their classroom. First place will receive $15,000, second place gets $5,000 and third place wins $2,500, plus McGraw-Hill will grant an additional $2,500 in other awards.
Think about it, do you:
• Have an innovative math lesson?
• Have an interesting idea for math game or science activity?
• Want to share your most intriguing science project?
… because, they are looking for:
• Engaging/interactive lessons
• Unique uses of technology in the classroom
• Innovative and differentiated instruction techniques
• Teaching tips you would give your first-year-teacher self!
In addition to the judging panel, members of the general public will have the opportunity to vote online for their favorite video. Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2012. For more information about the STEMIEs, please visit www.mheonline.com/stemie.