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Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award For Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching
2013 National Finalists: John Russell and Laura Finney
The purpose of this award is to honor the memory of Dr. Edward C. Roy, Jr. Dr. Roy was a past president of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), a professor at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, and a recipient of both the Ian Campbell Medal and the Heroy Distinguished Service Award. He was a lifelong supporter of teachers and students of all ages and served for a number of years as chair of the AGI Education Advisory Committee. The award is designed to recognize one teacher of grades K-8 (or the United Kingdom equivalent) each year for his or her leadership and innovation in Earth science education. The award consists of a $2,500.00 prize for the winning teacher and a grant of up to $1,000.00 to enable the recipient to attend the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Conference in April 2014 to accept the award. The winning teacher and his or her school each will receive a plaque of recognition. To be eligible for the 2014 competition, applications must be postmarked by February 7, 2014.
To be eligible, an applicant must be a full-time U.S. or U.K. classroom teacher who currently provides instruction in Earth science at the K-8 level with all the responsibilities of such a position. Each applicant must submit one comprehensive packet containing all required materials, joined by a large paper clip (no spiral binding, no staples, etc.). The package consists of:
Applicants will be judged on their dedication to and enthusiasm for teaching Earth science, as well as their expertise in crafting and delivering Earth science instruction for their students. Applicants will also be judged on their demonstrated commitment to improving their own Earth science understanding as lifelong learners.
Application packets must be postmarked by February 7, 2014, and sent to:
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