Foundation / Corporation
Society for Classical Studies (SCS)
Awards of $500 to USA and Canada K-12 teachers of Latin, Greek, or classics for excellence in teaching. Nominations will be evaluated on student involvement in the classics program, innovation in classroom activities, and the teacher's professional development. In addition to the cash award, each winner’s institution will receive $200 to purchase educational resources selected by the winner.
The key to a successful nomination is detailed information about the nominee's teaching practices and results. The nominator plays a crucial role in gathering and presenting this information. The additional letters of support should be from students, colleagues, administrators, parents, etc. who can also speak in detail about the nominee. Due to the fact that all of the nominees are usually highly qualified, letters of nomination must move far beyond general statements that the nominee is an excellent teacher.
Every application should address at least four of the following criteria:
- Success, size, and growth of the classics program in the candidate's school
- Outreach and promotion of the classics
- Innovative and creative classroom activity
- Evidence of improved student learning
- Student success in contests and competitions
- Movement of significant numbers of students to the next level of study
- Student travel and field trips ranging from study of local architecture to study abroad
- The teacher's professional service and professional development including workshops (both taken and given), papers presented, offices held, awards received, etc.
GrantWatch ID#: 181424
Up to two winners
Up to two winners will receive a certificate of award and a cash prize of $500. In addition, each winner’s institution will receive $200 to purchase educational resources selected by the winner.
Teachers, full- or part-time, of grades K-12 in schools in the United States and Canada who at the time of the application teach at least one class of Latin, Greek, or classics at the K-12 level are eligible. Membership in the SCS is not required. Nominations may be made by a colleague, administrator, or former student, who is thoroughly familiar with the teacher's work.
September 8, 2017 is the deadline for the receipt of nominations.
The nomination packet should consist of three components: 1) a letter of nomination; the letter may come from someone within the educational institution of the nominee; 2) a letter of support; and 3) the candidate's current curriculum vitae. One of the two letters must be written by someone in the field of Classical Studies.
Finalists in the competition will be invited to submit additional supporting materials such as innovative teaching units, Latin publicity items, additional testimonials, and recommendations, etc.
The winners will be honored at both the SCS Annual Meeting in Boston in January 2018 and the ACL Institute in June 2018, and they may select the meeting at which they wish to receive the award.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
The nomination packet should be submitted via e-mail the Executive Director of the SCS (email@example.com).
Questions about the competition may be directed to the Executive Director at the e-mail address above.
Phone: (212) 992-7828 (Voice)
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