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Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year Award Program

Awards to Massachusetts Teachers to Recognize Contributions
to STEM Education in Private and Public State Schools

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Patriots Hall of Fame and Raytheon Technologies

Deadline Date:

01/15/21

Description:

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Awards for Massachusetts private or public K-12 teachers to honor outstanding contributions to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. The winner's school receives a $5,000 grant to use for purposes related to STEM education, and four finalists each will be awarded $1,000. Funding is intended to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education and to recognize Massachusetts teachers making exceptional impacts in the field.

The winning teacher is honored with tickets and pre-game field passes at a Patriots home game, and is invited to serve on the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council for one year. 

To be considered, a teacher must:

  • Spend the majority of the school day involved in direct instruction to students
  • Be skilled in implementing effective teaching strategies
  • Be able to explain personal teaching philosophy
  • Be able to inspire students in STEM-related topics
  • Show involvement and leadership in student-related extra-curricular activities
  • Be respected by students, parents and co-workers

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170064

Number of Grants:

Five: one to the contest winner, and one each to the other four finalists.

Estimated Size of Grant:

-A $5,000 grant is awarded to the winning teacher's school.
-The winning teacher is also honored with tickets and pre-game field passes at a Patriots home game, and is invited to serve on the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council for one year.
-Raytheon has committed $1,000 to each of the other four finalists.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, a teacher must be a full-time, active, certified, K-12 classroom STEM teacher in a state-accredited Massachusetts public or private school.

Pre-Application Information:

-Nomination forms for the 2020-2021 award are now open.
-Nominations during phase 1 will remain open until January 15, 2021.
-All teachers who are nominated should receive an email requesting them to complete Phase 2 of the application process.
-Phase 2 will begin immediately following phase 1 on January 16, 2021 and will close Monday, March 1, 2020.
-Once submitted, the Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year Committee then reviews all of the nomination applications and selects five finalists to be interviewed in late-March/early- April.
-Once the interview process is complete, a winner is selected.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online Nomination Form: https://www.patriots.com/fans/promos/2020-stem-teacher-of-the-year

Contact form: https://www.patriotshalloffame.com/about/contact-us/

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts

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