Excellence in Teaching Earth Science (Teacher of the Year Award)

In 2000, the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG) Foundation instituted an award to honor an elementary or secondary school teacher who has promoted teaching of Earth Science to K- 12 students. The winner receives a commemorative plaque and a $1000 cash award provided by the RMAG Foundation. The RMAG Foundation also awards the winner’s school with $1000 designated for its Earth Science program.

The applicant must have a proven record in teaching at an accredited K-12 school. The application package includes four required items:

  1. Completion of the application form including dated signatures from applicant and school administrator
  2. A summary of the course curriculum including:
    • Earth Science Teaching Philosophy
    • Description of your Earth Science course
    • How you and your school will use the award
  3. One letter of recommendation from a school administrator.
  4. One letter of recommendation from a colleague or parent of a student in your class.

The application deadline is Friday May 8, 2020. The winner will be announced on or before May 22, 2020. The awardee will be honored at the Wednesday, August 5, 2020 RMAG luncheon, held at Maggiano’s Restaurant in downtown Denver, as a guest of the Foundation.

For questions, please contact Donna Anderson at dsanders@mines.edu.

Application for the RMAG Foundation Excellence in the Teaching of Earth Sciences 
(Teacher of the Year)

2020 Academic Year
(Fall 2019 through Spring 2020)

Submit Application Online

The information contained in this entry is, to the best of my knowledge, true and correct. I understand that, if I am chosen as Teacher of the Year, the $1000 award will be made directly to me and I am responsible for all taxes due as a result of this portion of the award. If a winner, I hereby give my consent to use my name and photograph for publicity purposes only.

The information contained in this entry is, to the best of my knowledge, true and correct and represents the teacher's current assignment. I understand that a $1000 award will be made directly to the above-named applicant, if chosen as Teacher of the Year, and that neither I nor my school is responsible for taxes due as a result of this award. Release time will be given to the above-named teacher to attend the award ceremony, if selected. In addition, $1000 will be given to support Earth Science education at our school.

Applications must be SUBMITTED BY Midnight, May 8, 2020
For more information, contact Donna Anderson at dsanders@mines.edu

RMAG Foundation Teacher of the Year Application: Academic Year 2020 (Fall 2019-Spring 2020)

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