'2005 Delta Education/CPO Science Awards for Excellence in Inquiry-based Science Teaching' open to Pre-K - 12 Science Teachers
New inquiry-based learning system meets needs of increasingly competitive educational environments
May 10, 2004 - Nashua, NH - The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) announced today that they are accepting nominations for the 2005 Delta Education/CPO Science Awards for Excellence in Inquiry-based Science Teaching. Full-time, K-12 science teachers who successfully use inquiry-based science to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom are eligible to apply for an award in one of three grade categories: elementary (preK-5); middle level (6-8); and high school (9-12). A judging committee chosen by NSTA will review submissions and select the winners. The deadline for receipt of applications by NSTA for the 2005 awards is October 15, 2004. Application forms and guidelines can be found online at http://www.nsta.org/565.
The use of inquiry as a teaching approach is effective because it engages students in hands-on, minds-on explorations as they develop knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas and reflects how scientists come to understand the natural world" said Gerry Wheeler, Executive Director of NSTA. "NSTA is committed to helping science educators make scientific inquiry the centerpiece of the classroom so that students can develop a deep understanding of science."
To be considered for this award, teachers are asked to submit an overview of their inquiry-based program; a detailed description of the program's philosophy, goals, and objectives; the program's impact on students; and a copy of a lab activity. Each winner will receive an expense-paid trip to NSTA's 2005 National Convention and will be recognized at the convention with a $1,500 check and a plaque commemorating his or her achievement. Delta Education, LLC, the leading publisher of K-12 inquiry-based science materials underwrites expenses. The high school award is sponsored by Delta Education's subsidiary, CPO Science, a Peabody, MA, publisher of inquiry-based science materials for grades 6-12.
"The overwhelming response to the 2004 Inquiry-based Science Awards was gratifying," according to Steven Korte, President and COO, Delta Education, LLC. "True passion for science teaching and learning is evident in classrooms where an inquiry approach is practiced."
Winners of the 2004 Delta Education/CPO Science Awards for Excellence in Inquiry-based Science Teaching are: Peggy Carlisle, a 3rd- and 4th-grade ExCEL (Extension to Create and Enrich Learning) science teacher at the Pecan Park Elementary School in Jackson, MS; Maureen Barrett an 8th-grade science teacher at Thomas E. Harrington Middle School in Mt. Laurel, NJ; and Margaret Holzer, an earth science teacher at Chatham High School in Chatham, NJ.
The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership includes more than 55,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in science education. More information about the NSTA can be found at www.nsta.org.
Delta Education, LLC, a New Hampshire-based company, has been serving educators for more than 30 years by providing the best in K-12 inquiry-based science and math materials and language arts products. Delta Education produces research-based products, including the most used elementary school hands-on science program FOSS® (Full Option Science System®), developed under a National Science Foundation grant at the University of California, Berkeley.
CPO Science (formerly known as Cambridge Physics Outlet;) offers a range of materials and services for grades 6-12 including innovative basal textbook programs (that integrate the student text, teacher support material, and hands-on equipment), supplemental curriculum, high-quality lab equipment, and nationally recognized professional development programs.
Delta Education also owns Educators Publishing Service , based in Cambridge, Mass., which provides trusted literacy solutions for every child. Their leading products include Explode the Code, Worldly Wise 3000, Words I Use and S.P.I.R.E.
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