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The Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers provides selected K–12 teachers in their first five years of teaching with funds to attend the annual National Conference on Science Education. Award recipients will be mentored, tracked, and provided with continuing opportunities for meaningful involvement with NSTA and its activities.

Maximum award: up to $1,000 to be used to attend the annual National Conference; recipients will be invited to attend a variety of workshops and presentations that are of particular interest to new teachers at the annual National Conference.

Eligibility: teachers within the first five years full-time teaching at the time of application who are NSTA members in good standing; to the extent possible, recipients must have been a student member of NSTA as a pre-service teacher.

Deadline: November 30, 2012
Note: WGBY is not affiliated with this grant making program.  Please contact the funder directly with questions.

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Earlier this year, NSTA announced that it is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 NSTA New Science Teacher Academy. The Academy, co-founded by the Amgen Foundation, is a year-long professional development program established to help reduce the high attrition rate among science teachers new to the teaching profession. Intended for science educators entering their second or third year of teaching, the Academy is designed to help promote quality science teaching, enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence and improve teacher content knowledge.

NSTA Fellows chosen for the program receive a comprehensive membership package, online mentoring with trained mentors who teach in the same discipline, and the opportunity to participate in a variety of web-based professional development activities, including web seminars. In addition, each NSTA Fellow receives financial support to attend and participate in NSTA’s National Conference on Science Education, taking place in San Antonio, April 11-14, 2013.

Applications must be submitted no later than July 1, 2012 to be considered.  For more information, visit the NSTA website or download the information flyer.

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The NSTA New Science Teacher Academy Foundation is a professional development initiative created to promote quality science teaching, enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence, and improve teacher content knowledge.

Maximum award: program expenses
Eligibility: middle or high school science teachers entering their second or third year of teaching, working a schedule with 51 percent of their classes in science
Deadline: July 1, 2012

Note: WGBY is not affilitated with this award program. Please contact the sponsoring agency directly.

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Grant: NSTA PASCO STEM Educator Awards

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) PASCO STEM Educator Awards recognize excellence and innovation in the field of STEM education at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. The award provides $1,500 to cover travel expenses to attend the NSTA national conference and be part of a STEM “share-a-thon” workshop.  Awardees will also receive a $1000 monetary gift; a $2000 certificate for PASCO scientific products, and recognition during the Awards Banquet at the NSTA national conference. K-12 STEM educators with a minimum of 3 years teaching experience in the STEM fields who implement innovative inquiry-based, technology-infused STEM programs are eligible. The deadline for application is December 1, 2011.

Note: WGBY is not affiliated with this grantmaking program.  Questions should be directed to the funding agency.

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The National Science Teachers Association Sylvia Shugrue Award honors one elementary school teacher who has established (or is establishing) an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based lesson plan. The lesson plan should fully reference sources of information and any relevant National Science Education Standards and benchmarks found in the Atlas of Science Literacy. The maximum award provides $1,000 and up to $500 to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education. The recipient of the award will be honored during the Awards Banquet at the NSTA Conference. Elementary school teachers (grades K-6) are eligible to apply.  All applicants must be a full-time teacher with a minimum of five years of experience. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2011.

Note: WGBY is not affiliated with this grantmaking program.  All questions should be submitted to the funding agency.

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The Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Awards program encourages kids to create and explore a vision of future technology by combining their imaginations with the tools of science.  All it takes is a teacher sponsor like you to get your students excited and fuel their excitement for learning.

Maximum award: $10,000
Eligibility: students K-12.
Deadline: February 1, 2012
For application details: http://www.exploravision.org/

Note: WGBY is not affilitated with this grant-making program.  All questions should be submitted directly to the funder.

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