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C-STEM Service Learning Awards

C-STEM Service Learning Awards recognize C-STEM teachers and their middle or high school students for their exceptional contributions in teaching CS and STEAM subjects using C-STEM curriculum through peer mentoring. The student serves as a C-STEM Student Ambassador to help teacher(s) in a different school to teach, mentor, and inspire younger students to learn STEM with hands-on robotics and coding. Award recipients are selected by the C-STEM Awards Committee consisting of the university faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

There are three options for this award:

C-STEM Service Learning Advocate of the Year

(A C-STEM teacher in the same school with C-STEM Student Ambassador)

C-STEM Service Learning Mentor of the Year

(A teacher worked with C-STEM Student Ambassador, in a different school from C-STEM Student Ambassador)

C-STEM Service Learning Student Ambassador of the Year

(C-STEM Student Ambassador)

Qualifications
  • Nominees for C-STEM Service Learning Advocate of the Year must be teachers teaching C-STEM subjects in K-12 schools with an annual C-STEM subscription. Nominees and C-STEM Service Learning Student Ambassador must be in the same school.
  • Nominees for C-STEM Service Learning Mentor of the Year must be teachers teaching C-STEM subjects in K-12 schools using C-STEM curriculum. Nominees must have mentored C-STEM Service Learning Student Ambassador to teach their students using the C-STEM curriculum.
  • Nominees for C-STEM Service Learning Student Ambassador Award must be middle or high school students from a school with an annual C-STEM subscription,and helped a teacher in a different school to teach C-STEM curriculum and served as a role model for younger students.
  • Nominees have not received this award in the past.
  • Continuously actively involved in the C-STEM program.
Selection Criteria
  • The C-STEM Service Learning Award must be nominated by a C-STEM district administrator. It is not necessary to nominate an awardee in each category to be qualified for awards.
  • A school district can only submit up to two nominations for Service Learning Awards each year.
  • Evidence on excellence in computing and STEM education, especially on integration of computing and robotics into STEM education due to C-STEM Student Ambassador’s participation such as introducing C-STEM program to a new school, co-teaching an elementary school math course using RoboBlockly for distance learning, mentoring a team to participate in C-STEM RoboPlay Competition.
  • Supporting letters from principal(s) to document the outcome of C-STEM Service Learning and peer-mentoring are encouraged.
  • Nominees needs to attend the C-STEM Annual Conference in person to receive the award.
Nomination

Nominations for the 2020 awards are due by September 6, 2020. The application is available for download as a PDF HERE.
If selected, the conference registration fee will be waived. Nominees will however need to provide their own travel and lodging accommodations.

Contact

For more information, please contact:
Phone: (530) 752-9082
Email: info(AT)c-stem.ucdavis.edu