Every year, the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award (OBTA) program attempts to recognize an outstanding biology educator (grades 7-12 only) in each of the 50 states; Washington, DC; Canada; Puerto Rico; and overseas territories.
Candidates for this award do not have to be NABT members, but they must have at least three years of public, private, or parochial school teaching experience. A major portion of the nominee’s career must have been devoted to the teaching of biology/life science, and candidates are judged on their teaching ability and experience, cooperativeness in the school and community, inventiveness, initiative, and student-teacher relationships.
OBTA recipients are special guests of Carolina Biology Supply Company at the Honors Luncheon held at the NABT Professional Development Conference, receive gift certificates from Carolina Biological Supply Company, resources from other sponsors, and award certificates and complimentary one-year membership from NABT.
Our Kansas state chapter of NABT, supports this award each year. A committee of biology/life science teachers from across the state determine the 2015 OBTA.
You may self-nominate by completing the requirements found here: OBTA requirements_2015
Nominate a colleague by forwarding him/her the attached information OR email the OBTA director, Kelley Tuel (firstname.lastname@example.org), with his/her contact information. The director will send your nominee the application requirements.