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2011 AAAS/Subaru Essay Writing Competition for K-12 Educators

2011 AAAS/Subaru Essay Writing Competition for K-12 Educators

In February 2011, five science teachers were honored with the AAAS/Subaru Essay Writing Competition Award for their essays on designing science lesson plans and integrating science trade books into the classroom.

The awards, which were presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., name two teachers as winners and three as honorable mentions. These five, chosen from entries from across the United States, were picked for their wealth of knowledge about bringing innovative science into the classroom.


Competition Details

This year's contest is now closed.

Science NetLinks is pleased to announce that its eighth annual AAAS/Subaru Essay Writing Competition for K–12 Educators is now open for submissions. The competition, which is open to teachers from the United States and Canada, offers teachers the opportunity to share their knowledge on designing science lesson plans and integrating science trade books into the classroom in a short essay.

Up to five teachers will win the opportunity to attend the 2011 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. in February. Each winner will receive full registration to the meeting, an $1,175 stipend for travel-related expenses, and a subscription to SB&F.

More information about the competition can be found here. The deadline for submission was Monday, December 13, 2010.

Winners

Susan Brooks
Renfroe Middle School
Decatur, Georgia
Using Readers' Theatre to Teach Life Science

Stuart Miles
Evergreen Community Charter School
Asheville, North Carolina
These Roots Run Deep: Exploring the Geology of Southern Appalachia

Honorable Mentions

Michael Dean
Little Axe High School
Norman, Oklahoma
Critical and Scientific Thinking in the High School Classroom

Merrie Rampy
Fernley High School
Fernley, Nevada
Space: The Reading Frontier

Cary Seidman
Ruffing Montessori School
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Trade Books and Middle School Genetics Study

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