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Award to a Wisconsin First-Year Teacher for Outstanding English Language Arts Education


Geographic Focus

USA: Wisconsin

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Nancy Hoefs Memorial Award

Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English (WCTE)

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #157964

Grant Description

Award to a Wisconsin first-year teacher to recognize outstanding education in the English language arts discipline. Nominations are invited for teachers who demonstrate a commitment to the profession, excellent contributions in language arts education, and good relationships with other staff members and the community.

Selection Criteria:

- Contribution to the teaching of English language arts: This contribution may include, but is not limited to, using innovative teaching techniques, curriculum development in literature, reading, writing, speaking, listening, or media study; or participating in faculty activities related to English.

- Professional commitment: Nominees should have a strong interest in professional development. Indicators of this interest might include membership in professional organizations such as WCTE, NCTE, WSRA, WAMLE, IRA, WCA, etc.

- Staff and community relations: Nominees should have a good relationship with parents and others in the community and should have demonstrated potential for leadership among colleagues.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Full-time teachers in their first permanent position are eligible to be nominated. Eligible first-year teachers will have taught during the 2017-2018 school year.

Pre-Application Information:

Send nomination materials electronically by May 15.

Additional Funding Information:

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The award recipient receives a certificate, free registration at a future WCTE event such as a state convention, one night accommodation at the convention hotel if applicable, and formal recognition of the Nancy Hoefs Memorial Award at a convention session.

Contact Information:

Send nominations electronically to:

David Roloff , Department of English
UW-Stevens Point
715 346-4341

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