Award for Exemplary Mathematics or Science Teachers
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is currently accepting nominations in honor of outstanding mathematics and science (including computer science) teachers of K–6. The award recognizes those teachers who develop and implement a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning. Awardees join a network of more than 4,700 past recipients and receive a certificate from the President of the United States, a trip to Washington, DC, and $10,000. Educators are invited to nominate a teacher or begin an application on the PAEMST website. Nominations close on April 1, 2018; applications must be completed by May 1, 2018.
Each month we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in December.
With the Math in the Media program from the American Mathematical Society (AMS), teachers can stay up-to-date with math in current events and get ideas for classroom activities. The site has two components: Digests of Math in the Media and Tony Phillips’ Take on Math in the Media.
Imagine students saying, “I get to go to summer school”—about MATH! The MIND Research Institute’s new five-week program, designed specifically for summer school use in K–5, immerses students in rich math experiences. The program provides pre- and post-assessments, number-sense games, small-group instruction, and much more. Ninety-minute blocks, five days a week is all it takes to help build confidence and facilitate a deep conceptual understanding. Get started today and make sure your students are ready to hit the ground running in the fall.