The seventh annual OUTStanding Teacher Awards are open to Dayton-area classroom educators who teach any subject from pre-K through high school, a release said.
A winner will be selected from each of the following categories:
- Rising Star (less than 10 years of teaching experience)
- Leader (10 to 20 years of teaching experience)
- Lifetime Achievement (more than 20 years of teaching experience)
Winners will be announced this spring and will each receive an award package containing:
- Outdoor educational materials to assist in connecting students to the environment
- Plant kit with plants selected for the winning teacher’s school
- Environmental Education Council of Ohio membership and money to use toward the 101 Conference at Camp Kern, held annually the first weekend of October
- A one-year membership to the James M. Cox, Jr. Arboretum Foundation and transportation for their class for a field trip to Cox Arboretum MetroPark (or an alternative experience if an in-person field trip is not an option)
You can nominate a teacher by writing a short essay or producing a short video that answers these questions. Teachers can also self-nominate.
Nominations can be submitted by completing an online form and either posting a video to YouTube or uploading the written essay. Information on judging criteria can be found online here.
Community volunteers with a background in outdoor education will be judging the awards, the release states.
Nominations for the contest are due Jan 31, 2023.