We are honoured and proud to announce that Linden's very own Beth Alexander has won the prestigious Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence!
Bill Nye, Ada Lovelace and the Energizer Bunny have nothing on this science teacher and her innovative programming that gets girls so excited about STEM and ICT. From a life-size model that allows students to climb inside a computer, to a lab exploring the chemistry of candy, Beth is the creative genius behind many innovative projects that transform The Linden School into a magical place where students can truly engage with their studies and enjoy exploring science, math, computers and technology.
The award is richly deserved, and we thank Beth for her tireless commitment to preparing our students for a digital and innovation-based economy. As Linden's Curriculum Leader and STEM teacher, Beth's remarkable achievements in education are a testament to Linden's mission and promotion of innovative best practices in girls’ education.
11 teachers from across Canada met in Ottawa to share best practices and to attend the PM Awards ceremony.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau demonstrating his enthusiasm at the awards ceremony!
The ceremony was held at the Canadian Museum of Nature on May 3rd.
Beth watches a video featuring Linden students. (Her favourite part of the whole event!)
Teachers met with representatives from the Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development.
Meeting the Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall.
Beth gave a presentation on the importance of teaching math and science through a social justice lens.
About The Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence
Since 1993, the Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence have recognized outstanding elementary and secondary school teachers in all disciplines who, through the innovative use of information and communications technologies, help Canadian students to meet the challenges of a 21st-century society and economy.
The Awards, offered at the Certificate of Excellence (national) and Certificate of Achievement (regional) levels, carry cash prizes of $5,000 and $1,000 respectively. Each recipient receives a pin, as well as a letter and a certificate signed by the Prime Minister.
Certificates of Excellence are awarded to the ten top-ranked teachers and up to 25 of the next top-ranked nominees each receive a Certificate of Achievement. At least one award (Excellence or Achievement) is designated for each of the following regions: British Columbia; Prairies; Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut; Ontario; Quebec; and Atlantic Canada. In addition, at least one Certificate of Excellence and one Certificate of Achievement are awarded to top-ranked Aboriginal teachers.
Photo Credit: Prime Minister's office.