The new school terms are about to begin, which means it’s time for Sections and local societies to start thinking about nominations for the AAPG Foundation’s annual Teacher of the Year award.
Each year the Foundation awards $5,000 to honor “Excellence in the Teaching of Natural Resources in the Earth Sciences” by the top K-12 teacher.
The award comprises $2,500 to the teacher’s school – for the winning teacher’s use – and $2,500 for the teacher’s personal use.
The winner will receive an expense-paid trip to the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, where the award is presented during the All-Convention Luncheon. This year’s meeting is April 11-14 in New Orleans.
Foundation officials see the TOTY program as “an opportunity to offer something of significant appeal to teachers in your area, to get some interaction going and to give local recognition to a teacher and to the teaching of Earth science.
Societies and Sections are “free to choose their awardees in whatever manner they wish,” officials said, although final nominations to AAPG should use the form found online at foundation.aapg.org/toty/index.cfm.
The deadline for submitting Section nominees to Tulsa is November 1.
For more information contact Angela Taylor .