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Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the Precollegiate Level

Awards to USA and Canada K-12 Teachers to Recognize
Outstanding Classroom Instruction of Classical Linguistics

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Funding Source:

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Society for Classical Studies (SCS)

Deadline Date:

11/02/20 - Receipt

Description:

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Awards of $500 to USA and Canada K-12 teachers to recognize outstanding classroom instruction of classical linguistics. Nominations are invited on behalf of individuals demonstrating excellent teaching practices. Nominations may be made by an administrator, a colleague, a former student, or any member of the Society of Classical Studies who is familiar with the teacher's work.

Every nomination packet 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
  • Meeting or exceeding goals in the Classical Language Learning Standards
  • Evidence of creating a positive attitude, especially in K-6 students, toward classical languages and Greek or Roman culture
  • 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.
  • The teacher’s ability to engage and effectively teach a diverse student population

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181424

Number of Grants:

Up to two winners will be chosen.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Winnerswill receive a cash prize of $500, airfare to either the SCS virtual Annual meeting in January 2021 or the ACL Institute in Charleston, SC in June 2021, and two nights’ accommodation at the corresponding convention hotel. In addition, each winner’s institution will receive $200 to purchase educational resources selected by the winner.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-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.

-No previous winner of this award is eligible to apply for it a second time. Nominees will be eligible for consideration for two consecutive years.

Pre-Application Information:

-November 2, 2020 is the deadline for the receipt of complete nomination packets.

-Membership in the SCS is not required. No previous winner of this award is eligible to apply for it a second time. Nominees will be eligible for consideration for two consecutive years.

-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. 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.

-The winners will be honored at both the SCS and ACL, and they may select the meeting at which they wish to receive the award.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit nominations to:
SCS Executive Director
xd@classicalstudies.org

Society of Classical Studies
New York University
20 Cooper Square 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone:(212) 992-7828
info@classicalstudies.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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