Grants of $25,000 to USA K-12 teachers or teams of teachers in recognition of implementing an innovative K-12 program in the areas of computer science, engineering, or entrepreneurship. In addition to the cash award, the selected teachers will share their experiences with educators, administrators, and parents through speaking engagements and case studies.
Select projects from ADE programs will be packaged into DIY guides and shared with an online teacher community to be duplicated and customized to fit their specific educational environment.
If you are selected as an Allen Distinguished Educator you agree that you are willing and able to commit to ADE program responsibilities including:
-Participating in the filming of a microdocumentary
-Maximum of 2 days of filming in classroom environment
-Filming will occur within a month of award announcement
-Working with instructional consultants to develop a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) guide based on your work
-Maximum of 2 days of filming and content creation
-DIY guide work will occur within a month of award announcement
-Providing content and materials to be freely shared as a DIY guide
-1-3 speaking engagements
-Paid for by the ADE program
-Speaking engagements may involve travel
-Maximum 2-3 days per engagement
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
If applying as a teaching team (with up to a maximum of 3 members), all team members must meet eligibility requirements listed below:
-Candidates must have completed at least two years of teaching experience in K-12 schools at the time of application;
-Candidates must spend at least 70 percent of their time devoted to teaching;
-Candidates must be citizens of the United States.
-Application period: September 15, 2015 - November 1, 2015
-Finalists selected: Mid-November 2015
-Finalist site visits: Decdember 2015 – February 2016
-Awardees announced: March 2016