APT Presents iSTEM Teaching Award
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APT Presents iSTEM Teaching Award

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Alabama Public Television Presents First iSTEM Teaching Award

Fairhope Teacher Selected for Engaging Students & Inspiring Other Teachers Program Connects Classroom Education with Real-World Applications
February 27, 2013

Under the shadow of the powerful Saturn V rocket in the Davidson Center of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Stephanie J. Wainwright, science teacher at Fairhope High School in Fairhope, recently received the first APT iSTEM Teaching Award from Alabama Public Television at the 2013 Alabama Science Teachers Conference.

Ms. Wainwright was selected from numerous statewide entries for her exemplary use of Alabama Public Television’s educational content and digital learning tools to engage students and parents in the learning process; to inspire educators throughout the state with models of teaching excellence; and to use STEM content to connect classroom educators to real-world applications. Mission: iSTEM is a movement to integrate the most essential disciplines necessary (science, technology, engineering and math) to meet the challenges and needs of America’s corporate future.

”Through STEM education, the country can move rapidly in the direction of cooperation and integration of educators and the business community,” said Dwight Jinright, President of the Alabama Science Teachers Association. Roy J. Clem, Executive Director of Alabama Public Television, presented the APT iSTEM Teaching Award certificate to Ms. Wainwright noting that “ the creative use of STEM content and digital tools to connect classroom education to real-world applications illustrates the commitment of today’s educators to preparing tomorrow’s leaders, a goal that emulates the educational hallmark of Alabama Public Television.”

Wainwright, who teaches 9th – 12th grade science, expressed her thanks for APTPLUS™, Alabama Public Television’s online service for schools. Wainwright said “APTPLUS™ is an essential learning tool for my students. Thank you Alabama Public Television for providing 21st century digital content that inspires and engages my students in the learning process.” About Alabama Public Television Alabama Public Television is an educational resource for Alabamians of all ages, providing television production and programming, extensive online services, and outreach and engagement activities in communities throughout Alabama.

America’s first statewide educational television network, APT today plays a vital role in Alabama education through its services for teachers and classrooms, parents and caregivers, reaching more citizens than any other educational organization in the state. 

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