Monday, November 3, 2008

The Nevada Women’s History Project Teacher of the Year Award (Due 2/1/09)

The Nevada Women’s History Project, a non-profit statewide educational organization, announces its first Teacher of the Year Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize an outstanding teacher who promotes the roles and contributions of Nevada women in their classroom. They seek lesson plans or programs that promote the study of Nevada women. Applications must be received by February 1, 2009. The award will be presented at a Nevada Women’s History Project event in the North or the South depending on the location of the winner.
  • AWARD: The successful candidate will receive a $500 cash award. The winning lesson will also be published on the Nevada Women’s History Project website.
  • ELIGIBILITY: A candidate must teach in the state of Nevada and be a full time teacher in Grades 4-12.
  • BIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTION: The applicant must include a one-page autobiographical statement including his or her background, a complete history of where s/he has taught, when and what courses and a summary of teaching accomplishments and philosophy. The applicant should also refer to other history related activities in which s/he has participated and note any special awards received.
  • BRIEF INTRODUCTION: Prepare a one-page introduction to the lesson or program. Address the following:
    • For whom is the lesson intended?
    • What is the purpose of the lesson?
    • How does it fit in the curriculum?
    • What history standards are covered?
    • How does it promote the study of Nevada Women?
  • PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION: Prepare a 1-2 page narrative description of the program or project and how it advanced the study of Nevada Women and their contributions. Include relevant handouts as needed.
  • CONCLUSION: Write a one-page reflection on how the lesson or program succeeded in your class. What did your students learn about Nevada Women’s History? Including student work is encouraged.
  • THREE LETTERS OF SUPPORT: Include three letters of support (none more than two pages) written by individuals familiar with the applicant’s work.
Deadline: Postmarked by February 1, 2009
Send five copies of application packet to Dr. Linda Karen Miller, Nevada Women's History Project Chair.

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