• iceberg
  • boy with flowers
  • checking water quality
  • planet eclipse
  • solarsystem model
  • rangitoto trees
  • kids with test tubes
  • kids with earth
  • snowy mountains
  • teens in physics class
  • Rainbow Clouds

    Refraction and diffraction of light through ice crystals in the clouds

  • Philippa On The Ice

    Philippa On The Ice Philippa Werry at an Antarctic research camp 2016

New Zealand Science Teacher

Science Education & Society

Last call for PMs Science Teacher Prize entries!

You now have one week and counting to enter the 2016 Prime Minister's Science Teacher Prize awards - nominations close at 5pm, Friday 16 September. 

PMSTPFrom a total $150,000 prize pool, the winning teacher will receive $50,000 to do with as they wish, and $100,000 which will go toward the development of science at their school.

The awards are open to any permanently registered teachers delivering science education at primary, intermediate, or secondary level, who has been in their current role for longer than 12 months. 

'Teaching science' can include any teaching relevant to any of the science, technology, mathematics, pūtaiao, hangarau or pāngarau learning areas of the New Zealand curriculum.

Judges are looking for evidence of significant achievement in science education within 5 years of the date of registration. 

Nominees should present an application that addresses the following criteria (with cross references to an attached evidence portfolio that is a maximum of ten pages)

  • The pedagogy for science1 teaching used by the nominee. (25%)
  • A range of evidence that the nominee’s actions have led to improved outcomes in science1 for their students. (30%)
  • The contribution of the applicant to the awareness and appreciation of science1 in the national and local science education community. (25%)
  • The influence on the school delivery of, and engagement with science1; this could include support for colleagues, participating with scientists1 and creating opportunities for community involvement. (20%)

For more information, and to enter the Prime Minister's Science Teacher Prize, go here. 

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