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Educators Pick Best of STEM 2023 nominations open

Teachers who go beyond traditional educational models are highlighted.


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Operated in partnership with the National Science Education Association (NSTA) and MCH Strategic Data, the Catapult X awards program, which this year begins a new partnership with the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT), stands out for its innovative products offer, technologies and services that are changing the world of STEM education.

Daylene Long, CEO of Catapult X, noted:

We founded The Educators Pick Best of STEM awards to amplify educator voices in science and STEM education.

How to take part?

In addition to paying a fee of $695, applicants must submit the following information:

  • A description of the product, service or technology
  • The grade levels served (preschool-college-university)
  • The product website and company name

Companies can provide educator judges with a limited license or product for review and can schedule product demos for judges.

Entries, which must be submitted by July 7, are being accepted by clicking here. Advance tickets, due May 5, receive a $100 discount.

Voting by popular vote, which is open to more than 250,000 educators, will take place on August 1, with winners announced on August 15.

Teachers are, and always will be, the best judges for what works in the classroom and in the laboratory, and we are pleased to provide a platform where educators can acknowledge products and services that transform teaching and learning,” added Long.

About the Awards

The awards program introduces several new categories for 2023, including:

  1. Best professional development
  2. Best resources for new teachers
  3. Best Learning Technology Platform for Higher Ed
  4. Best Resources for Culturally Relevant Teaching
  5. Best Materials for Genomics Teaching and Learning

Additional categories are:

  • Best Innovation for STEM Teaching and Learning
  • Best Customer Care
  • Best STEM Freebies
  • Social Impact Product Award
  • Best Resource for Analyzing and Interpreting Data
  • Best Integration of STEM and the Arts
  • Best Integration of STEM and Mathematics
  • Extended Reality: AR/VR in the Classroom
  • Phenomena-based Teaching and Learning Resources
  • Bridging the Gap: Best Math Intervention Programs
  • Best for Career & Technical Education

Led by Annie Galvin Teich, president of The Teich Group, this year's judges include Dr. Linda Johnson-McClinton, Dr. Lance Brand, Dr. Jeffrey Crapper, Kim Collazo, Christina Wilson, Erin Barr, and Jamica Craig. The organization is currently accepting applications for additional judges.

The National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) is excited to collaborate on the 2023 Best of STEM awards. These awards are so powerful because teachers select the products that work best for them and their students. It lets classroom professionals highlight the products they use and recommend,” stressed Jaclyn Reeves-Pepin, NABT executive director.


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