The Teacher Award recognises outstanding educators who are engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, community and organisations to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into core STEM programs and lesson plans.

Teachers who are participatingin STEM related programs such as but not limited to the Inquiry for Indigenous Science Students (I2S2), PRIME Futures or Science Pathways for Indigenous Communities are encouraged to apply for this award.

Nominations for this award may be completed by colleagues, principals or be self-nominated.

The winner will receive a cash prize of $5000.

To be eligible for this award the teacher must:

  • be implementing STEM related program(s) that engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and be able to demonstrate the impact/s this is having on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students as well as non-Indigenous students
  • have participated in and contributed to Teacher Professional Development that incorporates Indigenous knowledge into core STEM programs and lesson plans that align with the Australian curriculum
  • be engaging locally with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, community and organisations to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into core STEM programs and lesson plans

Previous winners of this award have been Camila Zuniga-Greve and Claire Wellbeloved.

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