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Know a top-notch STEM teacher? You’ll want to read this

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Do you know a STEM teacher that goes above and beyond to engage students both in and out of the classroom? Nominations are now open for the 2019 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award sponsored by Kemin Industries.

The fifth year of this award, offered by the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, celebrates PreK-12 teachers whose leadership and dedication to STEM in Iowa increases students’ interest and awareness in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. One teacher from each of the six STEM regions will receive $1,500 for personal use, along with an additional $1,500 to be used in their classroom.

I.O.W.A. stands for Innovative, Outstanding, Worldly and Academic, and these words are used as identifiers for the award recipients:

  • Innovative: Use unique ways to educate students to develop a curiosity in STEM fields.
  • Outstanding: Have a true passion for education and provide an exceptional learning experience.
  • Worldly: Help students see that STEM is all around us and is more than the sum of its parts.
  • Academic: Engage students in the classroom, preparing them for higher education and high-demand careers

Deadline for nominations is Oct. 9, and recipients will be announced in January.

The nomination process is simple and open to everyone, including fellow teachers, school administrators, students and parents. Learn more and submit a nomination.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on September 22, 2021 at 3:11am.