Catalyst for Education Excellence - John R. Wagner

published Dec 23, 2010 12:00am

Dec 23, 2010 - Dec 23, 2010

John R Wagner
NAGT member and Clemson University Emeritus Professor of Geology John R. Wagner received the South Carolina Science Council's highest award for a science educator on November 5, 2010, at the council's annual convention. The Catalyst Award for Educational Excellence is presented each year to a science educator who has made a significant difference in the way science is taught in South Carolina. Wagner was honored for his work in several K-12 curriculum development projects for the Earth and environmental sciences, in particular the SC MAPS and SE MAPS programs, and for years of providing exemplary professional development opportunities for teachers through graduate courses, workshops and field experiences. The South Carolina Science Council, a chapter of the NAGT, boasts over 2,000 members from South Carolina's K-12 and higher-education science teaching community.