|MN GIS/LIS Distinguished Educator Award|
List of current Distinguished Educator winners
Educators play the most important role in preparing individuals for participation in the workforce. Minnesota has numerous dedicated educators who have played a significant role in developing new GIS professionals in the state as well as educators who have excelled at using GIS in K-12 environments to ignite a spark in many disciplines.
The MN GIS/LIS Distinguished Educator Award recognizes active educators each year (K-12 or Higher Education) who have demonstrated leadership, creativity, and enthusiasm for the effective use of geography and GIS to inspire, engage and prepare students for participation in the workforce and geospatial community.
Up to three awards will be given each year. Candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Each winner will be honored in the following manner:
Letters of nomination may be submitted by anyone in the Minnesota GIS and/or Education Community. Nominations should be focused around an individual’s dedication and inspiration to geospatial activities in the Minnesota K-12 and/or Higher Education community, rather than the MN GIS Professional community. Letters of nomination can be emailed to email@example.com and must be received on or before June 30. Nominations should be no longer than 3 pages total (including supporting testimonials) and must include: