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2020 SCOLT World Languages Teacher of the Year (TOTY)

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

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Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT)

Deadline Date:

01/15/20 Receipt

Description:

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Awards to Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and U.S. Virgin Islands teachers to recognize outstanding contributions to foreign language education. Funding is intended 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 award 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.

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GrantWatch ID#: 157715

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SCOLT has waived the registration fee for the state nominee participating in the selection process at the 2020 conference and will pay $100 toward transportation/accommodation costs.

ACTFL covers all conference-related costs for the regional nominees.

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:

State nominees must submit a portfolio to be received no later than January 15, 2020.

Each state may submit one candidate with an endorsement from the state organization. State organizations may submit a candidate to only one regional organization.

This year, state nominees will be interviewed at the 2020 SCOLT Conference in Mobile, AL, Thursday afternoon, March 26, 2020. SCOLT has waived the registration fee for the state nominee participating in the selection process at the 2020 conference and will pay $100 toward transportation/accommodation costs.

The 2020 SCOLT World Languages Teacher of the Year selection will be named during the conference in Mobile, AL on Friday, March 27, 2020 at the SCOLT Opening General Session. SCOLT’s World Languages Teacher of the Year Representative will go on to represent the region at the ACTFL Conference in San Antonio, TX from November 20-22, 2020.

About the Award: http://www.actfl.org/about-the-american-council-the-teaching-foreign-languages/teacher-the-year-program

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

Submission Form: https://www.actfl.org/toy-submission

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)

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