World Teachers' Day

A day to celebrate and honor teachers around the globe

Published October 04, 2013

World Teachers' Day

World Teachers' Day, held annually on October 5th, celebrates teachers and educators worldwide. Teachers play a critical role in teaching children of all ages to process information, to think critically, to cooperate and follow directions, to problem solve, to be creative, and to make informed decisions both in- and outside the classroom. This day also highlights the importance of making critical resources available to teachers and educators, such as adequate educational training, new teaching tools, and professional development.

The New York Academy of Sciences is proud to celebrate and honor teachers today and throughout the year. The Academy continues to focus on scientific literacy and excellence in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields worldwide. Below are some of the resources the Academy makes available to educators and teachers , including special workshops, online media reports with the latest teaching methods and ideas, and awards to honor educators.

Powerful Teaching Statements for STEM Educators: An Interactive Workshop for Scientists and Teachers
Event

Powerful Teaching Statements for STEM Educators: An Interactive Workshop for Scientists and Teachers

November 9, 2013
This workshop's aim is to help educators and future educators to design and write a teaching statement which includes both philosophy and strategies for teaching science k-12, undergraduate or graduate classroooms. Moreover, for those intending to enter the job market for college teaching or K-12 positions, a strong teaching statement will be essential for a competitive application.

Enhancing Science Learning with Technology Resources
eBriefing

Enhancing Science Learning with Technology Resources

The 21st century classroom provides an opportunity for new technological tools to improve students' science understanding. This eBriefing spotlights world class scientific organizations and the technologies they have developed to augment classroom scientific learning.

Introduction to Scientific Teaching
eBriefing

Introduction to Scientific Teaching

This Academy eBriefing outlines a new education paradigm that uses the basic principles of science (active learning, diversity, and assessment) for current and future teachers to use in their courses.

The Role of Retention Strategies in STEM Education Reform
eBriefing

The Role of Retention Strategies in STEM Education Reform

With a third of new teachers leaving the teaching field after three years, and almost half after five, the problem of teacher retention calls to mind the image of bailing out a lifeboat with a sieve. Visit this eBriefing for a panel discussion on teacher retention strategies.

The National Blavatnik Awards Honor Leading University Faculty
Award

The National Blavatnik Awards Honor Leading University Faculty

New nationwide competition to award $750,000 in unrestricted funds to spur the next generation of scientific innovation. This award is administered by the New York Academy of Sciences.

Making (and Learning) History!
Podcast

Making (and Learning) History!

Those who don't know history are doomed to reinvent wheels and miss out on great stories. A historian and a young scientist discuss the rewards and importance of learning and teaching the history of science.