• Please complete each question on the application form. Be sure to click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page when you are done.
  • CANDIDATE INFORMATION
  • SCHOOL / DISTRICT INFORMATION:
  • LOCAL UNION
  • The resume provides a brief, factual overview of your career, including positions held, degrees attained, honors received, etc. The resume may also describe personal achievements or activities that are not noted elsewhere. Either type your resume in the field below or upload it.
  • Max. file size: 50 MB.
  • Applications are judged according to five criteria. Write from the first-person narrative, including specific examples to illustrate all five of the award criteria. The questions are below and do not need to be copied verbatim in the text. However, you are strongly encouraged to include headings or keywords related to the criteria to aid the panelists in their reading. Professional Practice: The awardee demonstrates instructional expertise, creativity, and innovation. The awardee uses a variety of pedagogical techniques and effectively addresses students’ different learning styles and needs. The awardee is an instructional leader at the local, state, and/or national level. Advocacy for the Profession: The awardee is a current, active member of the local, state, and national education association, and has assumed leadership roles at one or more of these levels. The awardee is an active member of other professional organizations and engages in activities that advance the profession and public education. The awardee speaks out on behalf of public education. educators, and students. Attention to Diversity: The awardee works to provide a learning environment that meets the needs of all students, regardless of differences. The awardee recognizes and explicitly addresses the full array of values, cultures, and experiences represented in our diverse modern society, both through curriculum and instruction and in other interactions with students. Community Engagement: The awardee frequently interacts with parents and other community members on substantive education issues. The awardee brings community resources to the classroom and conducts service learning projects with his or her students in the community. Leadership in Professional Development: The awardee continually engages in experiences to improve his or her practice and to gain new skills and knowledge. The awardee shares this new learning with colleagues in a variety of venues. The awardee’s participation in and commitment to professional development has a visible impact on his or her institution, students, and community. Questions 1. How have you grown as an educator throughout your career? Cite several examples of ways you have adapted your practice over time. What strategies or methods do you use to support student learning and student success? How do you act as a leader? 2. How has your involvement in the National Education Association or WEAC contributed to your success as an educator? How would you persuade a new colleague to join or become more active in the association? In what other ways do you serve as an advocate for the profession and public education? 3. Please describe how you have been intentional, engaging family and community resources to enhance student learning and student success. How do you build relationships with parents and community members? 4. What experiences or activities have been most beneficial to your professional knowledge, skills and practice? How have you contributed to the professional development of your colleagues? How has your professional growth made a difference for your school, your students, and your community? Include examples. 5. How do you address issues of diversity in your interactions with students? What is the result of such efforts? How does your approach to diversity affect your work? 6. If you have not already done so, tell a story about how your approach to teaching made a difference for a student or a group of students. 7. What advice would you give to someone entering the profession on how to attain teaching excellence? You may write your statement below or upload a document:
  • Max. file size: 50 MB.
  • Letters of endorsement are encouraged and can be written by students, colleagues, administrators, local president, community members, or parents. Up to three letters, two pages maximum each, double-spacing preferred. Letters should be signed, and the salutation should address the state affiliate selection committee.
  • Max. file size: 50 MB.
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