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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Teacher
for Outstanding English Language Instruction

TESOL Teacher of the Year Award

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TESOL International Association and National Geographic Learning

Deadline Date:

07/19/22

Description:

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Award of $1,000 to a USA, Canada, or International educator to recognize outstanding commitment to the instruction of English as a second language. Eligible applicants have been classroom teachers for a minimum of three years. Applicants for the award will be evaluated according to their demonstrated ability to:

  • Inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn. 
  • Have a positive impact on students and colleagues.
  • Participate in continuing professional development.
  • Create a supportive and encouraging learning environment by providing quality language instruction 
  • Based on well-articulated theory, philosophy, educational research, and best practice.
  • Play an active and useful role in the community as well as in the school demonstrated through collaborative partnerships and relationships.
  • Demonstrate involvement in the field 
  • Demonstrate evidence of positive teacher effect on student learning through formal and/or informal documentation. 
  • Incorporate innovative and effective lesson strategies and evaluation techniques by utilizing new scholarship from TESOL or related fields.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to English language teaching.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172529

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

The winner will receive:
- US $1,000
- Free 1-year TESOL membership
- Free registration for the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo the year of the award, plus 3 nights hotel and round-trip airfare
- A session as an invited speaker at the annual convention
- An invitation to the Leadership Luncheon at the TESOL Convention​
- A profile and a published article in TESOL Connections
- US $250 voucher for the TESOL Bookstore

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications will be accepted from any English language teacher who:
- Has been a classroom teacher for a minimum of three years
- Is not a previous recipient of this award or the TESOL Excellence in Teaching Award

Note: Applicants are not required to be members of TESOL International Association.

Pre-Application Information:

Accepting applications starting 15 May.

All applications must be submitted by 19 July with the two required letters of recommendation (a letter from the applicant's current supervisor and a letter from a colleague or former supervisor).

After the initial evaluation of application materials, the judges select the top candidates. This second round of candidates will be prompted to submit a convention session proposal for the annual TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo. Candidates will be asked to prepare a 10-word title, a 50-word abstract, and a 300-word session description. While they can prepare a presentation on any topic of their choice, it is important that the proposal be connected to the purpose of the Teacher of the Year Award and the convention theme. Upon review of the convention session proposals, the winner will be selected.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online (from May 15): https://tesol.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/1185/home

For questions, contact awards@tesol.org.

TESOL Office
1925 Ballenger Avenue, Suite 550
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-6820

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