For nearly 40 years, the White House Office of Science and Technology has honored STEM teachers nationwide for both their deep content knowledge and their ability to motivate students. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching(PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government on K–6 STEM educators. Anyone can nominate a STEM teacher at the K–6 level. Teachers can also directly apply at paemst.org. Awardees will receive a certificate signed by the President; a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation; an expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC; and access to a nationwide cohort of award-winning teachers.
Deadlines: Nominations are due by January 7, 2022; applications are due by February 6, 2022.
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.