Institute of Industrial Arts Teaching Education
PO Box 249 Northmead
2152 NSW
Image Credit: David Brazel, 2015 Teachers Excellence Reciepient

David Brazel, 2015 Teachers Excellence Reciepient

IIATE - Awards and Scholarships

IIATE - Awards and Scholarships

 

Each year the iiate seeks to acknowledge the work of educators and pre-service teachers by awarding scholarships and awards for excellence.

Selection Process: 
The iiate Awards Coordinator and Secretary will evaluate each application according to the criteria set out on pages 3 and 4Where the Awards Coordinator and Secretary cannot come to the agreement over the award winner/s, the President will make the final decision.

Announcement and presentation of the iiate Teacher Excellence Award will be carried out at the annual IIATE conference.

 

iiate Teacher Education Awards (for pre-service teachers)

Each year the IIATE awards two scholarships to preservice teachers:

  • Ruth and Peter Thompson Scholarship for a student at the Australian Catholic University

  • Astrid and John Perdriau Scholarship for a student at Southern Cross University

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship a student must have completed or currently studying in their 3rd year of their teacher training course with the intention of becoming a teacher of Technology within the areas encompassed by Industrial Arts. Students must have obtained a passing grade in all subjects within the course. 

Applicants must complete all FOUR parts of the application process, which should be completed using the online form/file upload:

1·       Certified copies of university transcript 

2·       Certified copy of your year 3 practicum report

3·       References (Max of 3 professional and/or personal. One reference must be from an academic teaching the course the applicant is currently enrolled in. Each reference must be no more than one A4 page)

       A 500 word statement setting out their personal philosophy and commitment to Industrial Arts/Technology Education 

Copy of the selection requirements and criteria:

The online form is accessed at: https://goo.gl/forms/3jfoOiKnNEvhAVNh2

 

 

Teacher Excellence Award

The Institute of Industrial Arts Technology Education (iiate) Teacher Excellence Award program was established to identify outstanding technology and engineering teachers who serve as models for their colleagues and who could form a leadership core to affect change in the field.

 

The IIATE Teacher Excellence Award is one of the highest honours given to technology and engineering teachers. This award is presented in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the profession and their students. The IIATE Teacher Excellence Award provides public recognition for recipients deemed to possess outstanding qualities in technology and engineering education at the local through to international levels.

Teachers who are nominated for Teacher Excellence Awards should provide evidence they possess the following characteristics:

  • Exemplary teaching characteristics including subject-matter expertise, enthusiasm for teaching, sensitivity to student learning needs, and good communication skills.
  • An understanding of technology and engineering education as basic education for all students
  • Sustained professional growth in technology and engineering education, including the art of teaching
  • Ability to engage students in a hands-on/minds-on approach to learning about, with and for technology and engineering
  • Ability to foster curiosity and generate excitement about learning to understand and apply technology and engineering concepts and practices
  • A conviction that all students should and can learn about technology and engineering and apply these principles in everyday life
  • An understanding of the relationships between technology and engineering and other areas of study in the school
  • An experimental and innovative attitude in their approach to teaching
  • Involvement with the Institute of Industrial Arts Technology Education and leadership within their faculty and school.

 

Who is Eligible?
Candidates for the Teacher Excellence Award are those who provide technology and engineering education instruction of high quality, developing a deep knowledge and understanding of technology and engineering related content in their students. Mandatory requirements include:

  • The teacher must be nominated by an educator
  • The teacher must be a current IIATE member and have held membership for the preceding year
  • The teacher must be accredited to teach in technology and engineering education and must be a full-time technology and engineering education teacher
  • The teacher must have taught in a public or private high school for at least five (5) consecutive years prior to nomination
  • The teacher must have taught at least 3 of the following subjects during the aforementioned five year period; Technology (Mandatory), Industrial Technology, Design & Technology, Graphics Technology or Engineering Studies
  • The teacher's direct supervisor must endorse the application

 

The IIATE will recognise only one teacher from each school per year.

 

Applicants must complete all FOUR parts of the application process, which should be completed using the online form/file upload:

1·       A summary that describes the candidate's Evidence of expertise in teaching

2·       A summary that describes the candidate's Evidence of technology and engineering education practices

3·       Four (4) colour photos in jpg format showing the applicant interacting with students. Photo releases must be provided for any photos submitted.

       A 500 word statement setting out their personal philosophy and commitment to Industrial Arts/Technology Education 

 

Copy of the selection requirements and criteria:

The online form is accessed at: https://goo.gl/forms/YpPTcGkfiNDvpmyI2