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Outstanding Teaching Awards

Awards to Texas K-12 Teachers for
Contributions to Humanities Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Humanities Texas

Deadline Date:

12/07/18

Description:

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Awards of $5,000 to Texas K-12 teachers to recognize outstanding contributions to humanities education. Additional funds of $500 will be awarded for instructional materials. Eligible disciplines include history, language arts, foreign languages, and social studies. Nominations may be submitted for teachers of drama, music, and art if they emphasize the history, criticism, and theory of the arts.

Award Categories:

Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Awards:

The Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Awards recognize exemplary K-12 humanities teachers.

One additional teacher, chosen from among the applicants for the Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award, receives the James F. Veninga Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award. This award was established to honor James F. Veninga, Humanities Texas Executive Director Emeritus, for his twenty-three years of extraordinary contributions to the state council and to the public humanities in Texas and the U.S.

Linden Heck Howell Outstanding Teaching of Texas History Award:

The Linden Heck Howell Outstanding Teaching of Texas History Award was established in memory of Ms. Howell, former chair of the Humanities Texas Board of Directors, as a lasting tribute to her service to the organization and her commitment to the study of Texas history.

Award for Outstanding Early-Career Teaching:

The Award for Outstanding Early-Career Teaching recognizes exemplary contributions of early-career humanities teachers who have completed three or fewer years of teaching. Teachers of English, language arts, foreign languages, history, and social studies are eligible for this award, as are teachers of art, drama, and music if they emphasize the history, criticism, and theory of the arts.

Julius Glickman Educational Leadership Award:

Humanities Texas will select one of the fifteen award winners who demonstrates exceptional leadership in the educational field to receive the Julius Glickman Educational Leadership Award. The award honors Humanities Texas board member Julius Glickman for his extraordinary leadership of the organization and many others.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 138494

Number of Grants:

Humanities Texas will present a total of fifteen Outstanding Teaching Awards to exceptional Texas teachers. Twelve teachers across the state will be selected to receive the Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award. One Texas history teacher will be selected to receive the Linden Heck Howell Outstanding Teaching of Texas History Award. Two additional teachers will be selected for the Award for Outstanding Early-Career Teaching. One Julius Glickman Educational Leadership Award will be awarded.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Recipients in all three award categories will receive a cash award of $5,000, and an additional $500 for their respective schools to purchase humanities-based instructional materials.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility:

-Nominees must be full-time teachers in Texas public or private schools.

-Teachers of English and language arts, foreign languages, history, and social studies are eligible for the Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Awards. Teachers of art, drama, and music are also eligible if they emphasize the history, criticism, and theory of the arts.

-Only teachers of Texas history courses are eligible for the Linden Heck Howell Outstanding Teaching of Texas History Award.

-Nominees for the Award for Outstanding Early-Career Teaching must be full-time humanities teachers in Texas public or private schools who have three or fewer years of classroom experience. Teachers of English and language arts, foreign languages, history, and social studies are eligible for this award, as are teachers of art, drama, and music if they emphasize the history, criticism, and theory of the arts.

-Nominees should be skillful and dedicated teachers who possess an expansive and profound knowledge of the humanities subject(s) they teach. Nominees should also have a record of active involvement in community activities and professional organizations, particularly those that promote the humanities.

-Previous Humanities Texas award winners are ineligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Teachers may be nominated by any member of the school (including students) or the general public. Teachers may also nominate themselves. If you wish to nominate an outstanding humanities teacher in your area, please contact that teacher first and receive his or her permission to do so. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, December 7, 2018.

Please submit nominations as soon as possible. Teachers who have been nominated will be contacted and instructed on how to complete the online application. The application submission deadline will be Friday, February 8, 2019.

Contact Information:

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

Online Nomination Form:
http://www.humanitiestexas.org/education/teacher-awards/nomination

512.440.1991
ota@humanitiestexas.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas