STANYS Awards

Champion of Teacher Development Award

 

A STANYS Award  Nomination Form should be submitted and approved before an Application is submitted.

The Champion of Teacher Development Award recognizes building and/or school district administrators who promote continued professional learning of science teachers.  This award is open to educators with responsibilities for supervising teachers of science at any grade level.

STANYS 2016 RECIPIENT

Heather Page

High School of Economics and Finance

New York, NY

 

To qualify for consideration for this award, submit the:

Champion of Teacher Development Packet.

 

An application and the information printed below are in the packet.

 

I. Philosophy of your role in science education and professional development.
Provide a personal essay that describes your vision of what constitutes excellence in science teaching and learning.  Include how you have facilitated that with teachers.

 

II. Supporting documentation of your role as an administrator supporting science educations and professional development.
Include letters of support that directly indicate how the nominee supports teachers in the improvement of science education.  Include specific accomplishments that have supported professional development.

 

III. Evidence that demonstrates your role in professional development at the building and/or district level.
Provide evidence to demonstrate your success in professional learning of science teachers. Evidence could include, but is not limited to, activities such as: workshops you developed for your staff, videos, publications, grants the support science education and professional development, and newspaper articles.

 

IV. Professional Involvement
Describe professional activities in which you have been involved in the past three years. Activities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Memberships in professional organizations
  • Offices held in professional organizations
  • Conferences attended and/or planned
  • Awards/Honors
  • Grants
  • Published materials

 

Scoring Guide 

Points    
2 Philosophy Does it reflect the mission of STANYS?
4 Support Letters of support
5 Evidence Evidence that  demonstrates your success in promoting professional learning of teachers
3 Professional Evidence of administrator as a learner and leader in the science teaching field.

  

     14 = Total number of points.

 

 

Foundation Award

Foundation Award 

 

About the STANYS Foundation

The focus of the Foundation Award is TEACHERS of Science. This competitive award provides funds to PreK-16 classroom teachers for legitimate science enrichment opportunities within and beyond the classroom. The applicant must be a member of STANYS for 3 current consecutive years or more. The limit per award is $500.  A total up to $1000 may be awarded each year. A member is limited to one award per school year.

Sources for the funds include the balance of a grant from the Olin Chemical Corporation, rebates from the Hawaii 2000 Travel Agency, donations from members and proceeds from the STANYS Store.

 

The Foundation Philosophy

 

Mission:

Our mission is to enrich the quality of teaching and learning in New York State classrooms. This is aligned with STANYS’s Mission and Goals (See www.stanys.org)

 

Goals:

The goal of the Foundation is to support legitimate science enrichment opportunities for teachers and students in grades PreK-16 in order to cultivate continued interest in science and what science has to offer. Awards may support the purchase of equipment or opportunities for teachers to participate in action research, workshops, or other predetermined activities.

 

Criteria for Selection:

Part 1

  • ØData Section complete and membership requirement met.
  • ØTitle captures the essence of the award proposal.

Part 2

  • ØEvidence of alignment to the New York State Learning Standards in Science or current science standards.
  • ØExpectations and/or outcomes that you will receive from this experience
  • ØPotential of sharing with colleagues of equipment and/or materials as a professional development activity.
  • ØPotential of sharing locally through a presentation to the Section STANYS Membership or to the State STANYS Membership. As a prospective second presentation, another science focused organization is acceptable.

Part 3

Commitment to one of the requirements in Part 3 of the Application

  • ØWrite an article for the State STANYS Newsletter
  • ØWrite an article for the STANYS Bulletin

Application form (Updated Form Dec. 2016)

 

Applications and accompanying materials must be dated between September 1 and January 30. You will be notified about the results of the application by February 15 or before.

 

STANYS Awards

STANYS recognizes excellence in teaching and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to STANYS and science education.

Awards are presented each year at our STANYS Annual Conference.

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 Award Process: Nomination First (link to Nomination Form)

There are two types of awards.  One for which, after nomination approval, the nominee must file specific paperwork such as: application, letters of recommendation, an essay.  The other type requires nomination approval only.  The "paperwork" requirements are listed on the web page for the specific award.

 

PROCESS OVERVIEW

  1. A Nomination Form is submitted.  We would appreciate your sharing with us who you are and who you would like to nominate for an award.  We need this information whether you are nominating someone else or if you would like to be considered for an award.

  2. Upon approval of the nomination, the nominee will be contacted to inform her/him of the nomination and of the process.  This will also provide a contact person for the individual should they have questions or need assistance.  Most of the guidelines and applications are available on-line on the web page(s) related to each award.

  3. Nominee or their representative submits "paperwork" if required for the award.

  4. Once the required documentation (applications, letters, ...) becomes available to the committee, decisions will be made as to the qualifications of the individual to receive the award. The committee will contact the individual with the results of the process.

 

 AWARDS REQUIRING "PAPERWORK" FROM THE NOMINEE OR REPRESENTATIVE

Anton Banko Award for Excellence in Elementary Science Teaching

The Anton Banko Award recognizes a K - 6 educator who is an outstanding teacher of science. The award covers expenses (up to $1500) to attend the STANYS annual conference and provides a $1500 stipend to be used at the teacher's discretion. The award will be presented at the STANYS conference in November.

 

Fellows New Teacher Conference Award

Recognizes the future promise of a new teacher.

 

STANYS Excellence in Teaching Award

 Honors an intermediate, or high school teacher who demonstrates excellence in science teaching and is involved in professional activities.

 

STANYS Fellow

The highest honor bestowed upon a member. Fellows have served with distinction in the classroom and professional organizations. Their leadership and scholarly endeavors in science education are noteworthy.

 

STANYS Foundation 

Provides funds (up to $500) for PreK-16 classroom teachers who are STANYS members for 3 consecutive years to support legitimate science enrichment opportunities for teachers and students

 

Champion of Teacher Development Award

The Champion of Teacher Development Award honors building or school district administrators who promote continued professional learning of science teachers.  This award is open to educators with responsibilities for supervising teachers of science at any grade level.

 

 

AWARDS BESTOWED UPON INDIVIDUALS OR SECTIONS

Membership Challenge Award

Awarded to the Sections of STANYS that have the greatest increase in total membership and the greatest percentage increase.

 

STANYS Award of Appreciation

Awarded to those individuals who have given outstanding service to STANYS.

 

STANYS Executive Committee Award

 Given to a non-member who has made exceptional contributions to STANYS or science education.

 

STANYS Service Award
Presented to individuals who have given exemplary service to STANYS.

Anton Banko Award

 

 2016 AWARD RECIPIENT

  

Elizabeth Barrett-Zahn

Columbus Elementary School

 

 

Excellence  in K-6 Science Teaching

As a STANYS Award the Nomination Form should be submitted and approved before an Application is submitted. 

 

This Award honors Anton Banko (1927-1986), an engineer who developed the first automated instruments and procedures used for intraoccular microsurgery. In 1968, he founded Surgical Design Corporation (www.surgicaldesign.com) a company dedicated to innovation in the design of ophthalmic instruments. The technologies and procedures he pioneered are still used by surgeons today.


Anton Banko Award:
The Anton Banko Award recognizes an educator who teaches grades K-6 who is an outstanding teacher of science. The award covers expenses (up to $1500) to attend the STANYS annual conference and provides a $1500 stipend to be used at the teacher's discretion. The award will be presented at the STANYS conference in November.

 
Eligibility requirements:

  1. Member of STANYS (membership forms are available at www.stanys.org).
  2. Currently teach Kindergarten through 6th grade.
  3. Demonstrated ability to engage young children in the study of basic science.

 

Application Form and Award Information  (basic information and criteria for judging)


Application deadline June 30th

  

 

Membership Challenge Award

Sections of STANYS that have the greatest increase in total membership and the greatest percentage increase are rewarded with the Membership Challenge Award.

 

Award Recipients

  SECTION WITH THE GREATEST
Year TOTAL NUMBER INCREASE  PERCENT INCREASE
2016  Nassau Northeastern 
2015 Suffolk Northwestern
2014    
2013 Eastern Northeastern
2012 Nassau Northwestern

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