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2018 SCOLT World Languages Teacher of the Year (TOTY)

Awards to USA Teachers in Multiple States to Recognize
Achievement in Foreign Language Education

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Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT)

Deadline Date:

01/15/18 Receipt

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Awards to Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and US Virgin Islands teachers to recognize outstanding contributions to foreign language education. The intention of this award is to elevate the status and the public profile of the language profession at the state, regional, and national levels by creating opportunities to recognize accomplished members of the profession.

This awards process is designed to involve all of state, regional, and national organizations in promoting the language teaching profession. It is intended to create as many media opportunities as possible to increase the visibility and importance of language learning with the media, policymakers, and the general public. The award also recognizes best practices and excellence in the teaching and learning of foreign languages

The National Language Teacher of the Year process begins at the state level with the state language organizations selecting a top candidate each year whose application is then submitted to the regional level. The finalist for each of the five regions then competes at the national level.

This process is intended to incrementally add the required elements of the portfolio at each level to encourage broad participation while having sufficient evidence from candidates of their teaching accomplishments and ability to represent the language profession.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157715

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Successful candidates must be full-time language educators who spend at least fifty-percent (50%) of their time in direct teaching during the year of application with an expectation of teaching during the next two (2) years.

Pre-Application Information:

The National Language Teacher of the Year process begins at the state level with the state language organizations selecting a top candidate each year whose application is then submitted to the regional level.

The finalist for each of the five regions then competes at the national level

ACTFL will supply the forms and samples needed so that candidates understand what is required at each level. In addition, there is a detailed explanation of the portfolio items on the ACTFL website:
http://www.actfl.org/about-the-american-council-the-teaching-foreign-languages/teacher-the-year-program

Each state may submit ONE candidate with endorsement from the state organization. State organizations may submit a candidate to only one regional organization. SCOLT has waived the registration fee for the state nominee participating in the selection process at the 2018 conference and will pay $100 toward transportation/accommodation costs.

All state nominees are requested to send a "head" photo for inclusion in the conference program to David Jahner (see contact details below) no later than January 15, 2018. (This is not considered part of the portfolio.)

State nominees must submit a portfolio to be received no later than January 15, 2018. Candidates are requested to submit their portfolios via email to Lee Burson (see contact details below).

This year, state nominees will be interviewed at the 2018 SCOLT Conference in Atlanta in the afternoon of Thursday, March 15, 2018.

The 2018 SCOLT World Languages Teacher of the Year selection will be named during the conference in Orlando, FL on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the SCOLT Opening General Session. SCOLT's World Languages Teacher of the Year Representative will go on to represent our region at the ACTFL Conference in New Orleans, LA from November 16-18, 2018. ACTFL covers all conference related costs for the regional nominees.

Candidates are encouraged to use Dropbox to submit their portfolios. Details explaining how to share folders with others at Dropbox:
https://www.dropbox.com/help/19/en

Contact Information:

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

David Jahner, Executive Director
(678) 301-7027
scoltdj@gmail.com

Lee Burson
scoltawards@gmail.com

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Arkansas;   Florida;   Georgia;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Mississippi;   North Carolina;   South Carolina;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Virginia;   West Virginia

USA Territories: Virgin Islands (USA)