Robert E. Yager Active Learning Award
At The Iowa Children’s Museum, we believe in the Power of Play and in the positive impact of active learning on child development and education. Research overwhelmingly asserts that students learn best when they actively participate in their own learning. Many excellent educators in our community dedicate themselves to facilitating active learning in their classrooms, providing students opportunities to become engaged learners, innovative thinkers, and creative problem-solvers. In recognition of this strength in our educational community, The Iowa Children’s Museum is honoring four outstanding local educators with the Robert E. Yager Active Learning Award.
Any local preschool or elementary educator who has made a significant contribution to student-centered active learning is eligible for the award. Nominations can be submitted from parents, educators, administrators, students, and community members.
The Robert E. Yager Active Learning Awards will be presented to the 2015 honorees at The Iowa Children’s Museum’s annual Celebrate Play! Gala in November 2015.