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AIAA Foundation Educator Achievement Award

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Each year, the AIAA Foundation hosts its Educator Achievement Award, which honors three outstanding K-12 educators for their contribution to the continued study of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics within the classroom and beyond.


Award:


  • $5,000 award to the educator
  • $5,000 award to the educators school
  • A trip to Washington, DC to be honored at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala
  • A crystal apple presented at the Awards Gala

Nomination Requirements:


  • Nominee must be a K–12 educator who supports AIAA in its efforts to bring “real world” STEM experiences to students.
  • Past recipients are ineligible for future consideration.
  • All recipients must be or become an AIAA Educator Associate member.
  • Preference will be given to teachers who demonstrate active use of AIAA resources in their classroom.
  • Self-nominations are not permitted.
  • Nominator is not required to be a current AIAA member.
  • Nominator may not serve as a reference.
  • References are not required to be current AIAA members.
  • For classroom educators, one letter of endorsement must be provided by the Principal of the nominee’s school
  • For educators outside of the classroom setting, one letter of endorsement must be provided by the educators supervisor
  • Nominations must be submitted using the online database.

Nomination materials must include:


Page 1:  NOMINATION FORM


Page 2: NOMINEE BIOGRAPHY


Must include:


  • The nominee’s teaching experience
  • Professional activities
  • Formal and continuing education
  • Awards and publications (if any)
  • A brief summary of personal teaching philosophy

Page 3: NOMINATION BASIS


Must describe:


  • How the educator promotes active learning and successfully encourages students to think imaginatively, critically, and independently.
  • How the educator demonstrates instructional techniques that are appropriate for, and effective with, a variety of different learning styles.
  • How the educator interacts enthusiastically and effectively with students beyond the classroom, using all opportunities productively to promote learning and address individual student needs.
  • How the educators engaging, and inspiring presence motivates and impacts students, colleagues and the community.
  • How the educator achieved exemplary educational accomplishments beyond the classroom that provide models of excellence for the profession.
  • The educator demonstrates active use of AIAA resources within the classroom.

Pages 4: LETTERS OF ENDORSEMENT


  • Three signed letters of endorsement
    • For classroom educators, one letter of endorsement must be provided by the Principal of the nominee’s school
    • For educators outside of the classroom setting, one letter of endorsement must be provided by the educators supervisor

     

    Dates to Remember

    Nomination Period Opens:

              30 October 2018

    Nomination Period Closes - DEADLINE EXTENDED:

              02 January 2019

    Winners Announced:

              January 2019

     

    Access Nomination Form

    Questions?

    Contact Felicia Livingston, Foundation Program Coordinator, at felicial@aiaa.org or 703.264.7502.