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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    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.