McGraw-Hill Education is looking for innovative, extraordinary educators to win up to $25,000 through its Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math Innovative Educator Awards, or STEMIEs for short. Teachers can win up to $15,000 by submitting a 2.5-minute video featuring their most effective and creative lesson plans or approaches to teach STEM.

Video submissions will be based on:

  • Lessons
  • Uses of technology in the classroom
  • Differentiated instructional techniques
  • Advice you would give to yourself as a first-year teacher

Applicants should get the permission of their principal and a signed release form (both available for download at the STEMIES information page) from any students participating in the video.  Applications are due May 31, 2012.

One $15,000 grand prize, a $5,000 first-place prize, and a $2,500 second-place prize will be awarded as will several prizes of $500 each for honorable mentions.