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Outstanding Teaching Awards

Awards to Texas K-12 Teachers for
Excellence in Humanities Education

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Humanities Texas

Deadline Date:

12/11/20

Description:

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Awards of $5,000 to Texas K-12 teachers to recognize excellence in humanities education. Additional funds of $1,000 will be awarded for instructional materials. Eligible educators are highly knowledgeable in their field, dedicated to teaching, and are involved in community activities and professional organizations, particularly those that promote the humanities.

In 2021, Humanities Texas will present a total of fifteen awards to exceptional Texas K–12 humanities teachers:

Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Awards

This award recognizes the exemplary contributions of teachers of humanities subjects in elementary, middle, and high schools across Texas. The top candidate will receive the James F. Veninga Outstanding Teaching of Humanities Award, an award 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. (12 recipients)

The Linden Heck Howell Outstanding Teaching of Texas History Award

This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the teaching of Texas history at the primary and secondary levels. This award was established in memory of Linden Heck 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. (1 recipient)

The Award for Outstanding Early-Career Teaching

This award recognizes exemplary contributions of early-career humanities teachers in Texas who have completed three or fewer years of teaching. (2 recipients)

Julius Glickman Educational Leadership Award

Humanities Texas will designate one of the fifteen winners across award categories who demonstrates exceptional leadership in the educational field as a recipient of the Julius Glickman Educational Leadership Award. The award honors former Humanities Texas board member Julius Glickman for his extraordinary leadership of the organization and many others.

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GrantWatch ID#: 138494

Number of Grants:

In 2021, Humanities Texas will present a total of fifteen awards.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Winners in all award categories will receive $5,000, with an additional $1,000 for their 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:

Complete the online nomination form by Friday, December 11, 2020.

Humanities Texas will contact all nominees and provide instructions for completing the online application. The application submission deadline will be Friday, February 5, 2021.

Teachers may be nominated by any member of their school (including students) or the general public. Teachers may also nominate themselves. Only one nomination per teacher is necessary. Humanities Texas discourages the organized submission of multiple nominations of the same teacher.

Contact Information:

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

To submit a nomination online, see the URL for Full Text link below.

For questions about teaching awards, call 512.440.1991 or email ota@humanitiestexas.org.

Humanities Texas
1410 Rio Grande Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512.440.1991
Fax: 512.440.0115
info@humanitiestexas.org

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USA: Texas

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