Award for Outstanding Mentor

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Award for Outstanding Mentor


Sponsored by Association for Science Teacher Education

Contact:Dr. Gil Naizer, Awards Co-Chair
Association for Science Teacher Education

Email: (For questions)
Description:The Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) is an organization with a mission to promote excellence in science teacher education through scholarship and innovation. ASTE is an international association of science teacher educators, scientists, science coordinators and supervisors, and informal science educators who prepare and provide professional development for teachers of science at all grade levels.

The Award for Outstanding Mentor honors and encourages ASTE members who support and encourage preservice and in-service science teachers and new science teacher educators entering the profession. It also seeks to recognize the valuable contributions of mentors to the profession of science teacher education. Outstanding mentors show accomplishments and contributions to the professional development of science teachers and teacher educators with the following:
• Assisting in the application of research to practice in science teaching.
• Encouraging participation in professional associations related to science teaching.
• Encouraging contributions to the knowledge base of science teacher educators.
• Providing opportunities for their professional growth.

Nominee and nominator must be ASTE members. Nominations must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, the nominee’s curriculum vita, and letters of support from three colleagues.
Eligibility:Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award(s):Awards vary.
Deadline(s):Applications are due June 1, annually.
Focus:Professional Development
Grade Level(s):Adult
Content Area(s): Science
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