Honeywell Hometown Solutions, in partnership with the US Space and Rocket Center, sponsors the annual Honeywell Educators at Space Academy, a five-day program consisting of 45 hours of classroom, laboratory, and training sessions that focus on space science and exploration. The program is designed for educators who want to become more effective teachers of science or mathematics. Participants learn supplemental teaching techniques through simulated astronaut training and experiment with innovative educational tools that help to bring science to life in the classroom. All lessons taught at the academy align with national science and mathematics standards. The activities are mainly designed for students aged 10–14 but are easily adaptable for younger or older students. Applications to participate in the program are due by November 14, 2017.
Sir Ken Robinson once said in a TED Talk that "Teaching is creative profession."
I love that line.
Because of systems in place, as well as cultural stereotypes, and Mrs. Crabapple from The Simpsons, it is very easy to believe that teachers are just walking textbooks, or playback machines, or mindless dictators (ok, maybe I can be a little dictatorish sometimes). But these descriptions are limiting, because at the heart of teaching is creativity.
The ASM Materials Education Foundation sponsors the Kishor M. Kulkarni Distinguished High School Teacher Award, which honors a high school science teacher who has demonstrated significant and sustained impact on precollege students. ASM International is the world’s largest association of materials-centric engineers and scientists.