Source: Call for Presenters
Source: Call for Presenters
Are you working with an outstanding colleague, someone who has inspired you in your career?
Have you wished that that person could be recognized for his/her contributions to the teaching of science?
STAO can help you with that recognition.
IRWIN TALESNICK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE TEACHING OF SCIENCE: to recognize excellence in the teaching of science in Ontario.
JACK BELL AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP IN SCIENCE EDUCATION: for STAO/APSO members who have demonstrated outstanding and sustained leadership in science education in Ontario over a period of many years.
STAO/APSO EMERITUS AWARD: for a STAO/APSO member upon retirement.
STAO/APSO MERIT AWARD: to recognize a member’s leadership and excellence in the teaching of science.
It’s not too late to nominate a colleague, a mentor, a respected educator for one of these STAO Awards. Note that the nominator and nominee must be STAO members.
The link to the nomination forms can be found at
Please forward this notification to all colleagues and ask them to forward to their distribution lists. We want to recognize all deserving Ontario science educators.
The STAO Promotions Committee has collaborated with science communicator Deirdre Leowinata, a graduate of Fleming College and the ROM’s Environmental Visual Communication program, to produce three promo videos that describe a bit of what STAO can do for science teachers in Ontario.
We are hoping you, our dedicated STAO community, will share these videos with your colleagues and networks to promote STAO and attendance at the November conference.
To help you do so, we are offering a contest.
Watch the videos, respond to a very quick survey, and share a link to to your favourite video on social media (Twitter, Facebook, or Google+). Tag @staoapso #STAOvideo in your message. You will be entered in a draw for one of TWO $150 gift cards for the STAOScienceStore at STAO2016 conference! Contest ends Nov 8th.
Have you received the all-school mailing from STAO? The package was mailed out to all elementary schools in Ontario the week of September 19th. Please check with your Office Staff. In it is a “Confirm Receipt” postcard with a link to a survey. Complete the survey for a chance to win 1 of 5 STAO school memberships. Contest ends Nov 8th.
For more information about the benefits of a STAO school membership, go to www.stao.org
STAO/APSO is proud to recognize and honour members who make significant contributions to quality Science and Technology education. Each year, members of STAO/APSO may nominate their colleagues for one of the following six STAO/APSO awards:
It’s not too late to nominate a colleague, a mentor, a respected educator for a STAO Award.
Please forward this notification to all colleagues asking them to forward to their distribution lists. We do not want to overlook any deserving Ontario educator.
For more information about the STAO awards and to download the nomination form at the STAO website
BOOK YOUR SCHOOL NOW FOR THE FREE RECYCLE YOUR ELECTRONICS SPRING SCHOOL TOUR.
In 2016, the Recycle Your Electronics tour will once again be travelling throughout the province, working with eco clubs and schools, science teachers, and educators looking to make a difference in their schools and communities.
If you’d like the Recycle Your Electronics tour to visit your school in 2016 without charge, let us know by filling out an application form found here.
If the environment were able to send us a text or give us a call from the future, it would ask us for our help. How will we answer?