Following are application deadlines for awards, honors, and contests available to teachers. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
*February 11 LESSON PLANS
Knowledge Adventure, an educational software publisher, and Compaq Computer Corp. invite K-12 teachers to enter a lesson-plan contest in mathematics, language arts, social studies, science, or problem-solving. Winners are judged on the plan’s organization, creativity, and presentation. One grand-prize winner receives a Compaq computer, valued at approximately $1,750; three first-prize winners each receive a library of teachers’ edition software from Knowledge Adventure, valued at approximately $500. For more information, contact: Knowledge Adventure Inc., Attention: School Sales, 19840 Pioneer Ave., Torrance, CA 90503; www.educast.com. Or call (800) 545-7677 and ask for customer service.
February 29 KOREAN STUDIES
The Korea Society invites teachers of grades 8-12 to submit essays discussing the Korean War’s impact on the modern history of Korea; relations among the United States, Korea, and other East Asian countries; or the development of the Korean American community. Cash prizes are awarded; a grand-prize winner also gets a weeklong trip for two to Korea. For more information, contact: Yong Jin Choi, Director, Korean Studies, Korea Society, 950 Third Ave., 8th Fl., New York, NY 10022; (212) 759-7525, ext. 17; e-mail [email protected].
*March 1 EDUCATION LEADERS
The McGraw-Hill Companies invite nominations for the 2000 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education. Up to three prizes of $25,000 each are awarded to individuals who have made a difference in American education. For more information, contact: Teresa White, Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, 20th Fl., New York, NY 10020; (212) 512-6113.
March 15 BIOLOGY
The National Association of Biology Teachers offers the Outstanding New Biology Teacher Achievement Award, sponsored by Edvotek Inc., a biotechnology education company. Biology and life-science teachers of grades 7-12 who have no more than three years of teaching experience are eligible. Candidates must have designed an innovative program or technique. Teachers can nominate themselves or colleagues. For more information, contact: Louise Pittack, Awards Manager, National Association of Biology Teachers, 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., #19, Reston, VA 20190-5202; (703) 471-1134 or (800) 406-0775; e-mail [email protected]; www.nabt.org.
March 15 MIDDLE SCHOOL BIOLOGY
The National Association of Biology Teachers invites teachers of grades 5-8 to apply for its Middle School Teaching Award. Sponsored by Apple Computer Inc., the award recognizes teachers of interdisciplinary science courses who have done an innovative life-science activity or unit. Candidates are judged on their teaching ability, community and school involvement, initiative, and relationships with students. For more information, contact: Louise Pittack, Awards Manager, National Association of Biology Teachers, 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., #19, Reston, VA 20190-5202; (703) 471-1134 or (800) 406-0775; e-mail [email protected].; www.nabt.org.
*April 10 SCIENCE EDUCATION
Scholastic Inc., the children’s publishing and media company, announces the Ms. Frizzle Award 2000, presented by Microsoft Corp. The program supports proposals from K-6 teachers for creative science education projects that inspire imaginative, inquiry-based learning. The grand-prize winner receives $2,000 cash, $2,000 in Microsoft educational software, and $2,000 in Scholastic books and other products. The second-place winner receives $1,000 cash and $1,000 in Microsoft software; the third-place winner receives $500 in Scholastic books and educational materials. For more information, contact: Scholastic’s Ms. Frizzle Award 2000, Scholastic Inc., 555 Broadway, Dept. [STMSBWEB], New York, NY 10012-3999; www.scholastic.com/magicschool bus/pro/grant00/index.htm.
*April 14 CABLE TELEVISION
Time Warner Cable announces its National Teacher Awards. Educators from state-accredited private or public schools in a Time Warner Cable service area are eligible. Candidates submit examples of innovative classroom activities developed using cable programming and/or the Internet. Twenty teachers or teacher teams receive $1,000 and an expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. For more information, contact your local Time Warner Cable company or Bonnie Hathaway, Time Warner Cable, Corporate Communications, 290 Harbor Dr., Stamford, CT 06902; (203) 328-0620; e-mail [email protected].
*April 15 INCLUSION
AbleNet Inc., which designs devices to assist people with disabilities, announces its Inclusion Award. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate vision and innovation in using simple technology to make it easier for people with severe disabilities to participate in activities at home, school, work, and in the community. Individuals or teams of people may apply. The winner receives a $500 AbleNet gift certificate and $500 for travel to the group’s "Closing the Gap" conference. Second- and third-place prizes are also awarded. Contact: AbleNet Inclusion Award, 1081 10th Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55414-1312; (800) 322-0956; fax (612) 379-9143.
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