Each year, members of STAO/APSO may nominate their colleagues for one of the following six STAO/APSO Awards:
- STAO/APSO Life Member Award
- Irwin Talesnick Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Science
- Jack Bell Award For Leadership in Science Education
- STAO/APSO Emeritus Award
- STAO/APSO Merit Award
- STAO/APSO Service Award
Download a PDF document containing the complete Awards Terms of Reference.
Complete it and return to the Chair of the Awards Committee in one of the following ways:
- Email: Awards Committee
- Send it in the mail to:
PO Box 48528 Longbranch
3701 Lakeshore Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M8W 1P0
Don Galbraith Pre-Service Teacher Award of Excellence
Don Galbraith is a respected member of STAO and this award was named to recognize his many contributions in the field of science education. The Don Galbraith Pre-Service Teacher Award of Excellence is awarded to Pre-Service Teachers who demonstrate:
- Exceptional commitment and creativity in their science preparation and teaching
- Willingness to try different instructional methods
- Confidence in the classroom
- Skill at researching a topic using a wide variety of available resources and producing high quality curriculum materials
- Interpersonal skills that are common to all effective teachers
Don Galbraith Award submissions are submitted by invitation directly to STAO. For more information about the Don Galbraith Awards, please contact info@STAO.ca.
For a complete list of former STAO award winners, please click here.