Now is the time to give an outstanding science, mathematics, or computer science teacher the chance to win $10,000 and the professional development opportunity of a lifetime. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is accepting nominations for its 2016 awards until April 1. Submitting earlier is even better, since the nominated teacher will only have until May 1, 2016, to complete the more involved application required for consideration.
The honor comes with a $10,000 cash award, a certificate signed by the President of the United States, a paid trip for two to Washington, D.C., for recognition and professional development events, and the opportunity to build partnerships with a network of colleagues who are intended to serve as advisors for U.S. education policy.
Nominations need only include the teacher’s name and email address and the school’s contact information. Teachers are allowed to nominate themselves.
Requirements for this year’s nominees, spelled out in full on the program’s website, include teaching at the K-6 grade level for at least 50% of their school’s instructional time, having at least five years of experience, and being full-time employees of the school district.