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December 8, 2023


All Day


Madison Christenson
(319) 625-6255


The Robert E. Yager Active Learning Award honors outstanding educators who foster an active learning environment in their classroom and create opportunities for students to imagine, create, discover and explore.

We believe active learning is critical to child development and education. Research overwhelmingly asserts that students learn best when they actively participate in their own learning. Many educators in our community dedicate themselves to providing students with opportunities to become engaged learners, innovative thinkers, and creative problem-solvers. We are honored to recognize four of these excellent educators each year.

Recipient Awards

$100 gift card for classroom supplies and needs
One classroom field trip to The Iowa Children’s Museum
Free museum admission passes for classroom students
Original “Active Learning” art print created by a local artist
15 Family Day Passes to the museum for the educator’s school district/center/organization
Four tickets to The Iowa Children’s Museum’s Celebrate Play! Gala for the presentation of your award
All museum passes and field trips redeemable through the end of the 2024-2025 academic year


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