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2018 TESOL Teacher of the Year Award

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Teacher
for Outstanding English Language Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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TESOL International Aessociation and National Gographic Learning

Deadline Date:

07/19/17 11:59 PM EST


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Award of $1,000 and additional benefits to a USA, Canada, or International teacher to recognize their hard work and commitment to the instruction of English as a second language. Applicants for the award will be evaluated according to their demonstrated ability to:

-Inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn.

-Have a positive impact on students and colleagues.

-Participate in continuing professional development.

-Create a supportive and encouraging learning environment by providing quality language instruction

-Based on well-articulated theory, philosophy, educational research, and best practice.

-Play an active and useful role in the community as well as in the school demonstrated through collaborative partnerships and relationships.

-Demonstrate involvement in the field

-Demonstrate evidence of positive teacher effect on student learning through formal and/or informal documentation.

-Incorporate innovative and effective lesson strategies and evaluation techniques by utilizing new scholarship from TESOL or related fields.

-Demonstrate a commitment to English language teaching.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172529

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The winner will receive:
-US $1,000
-Free 1-year TESOL membership
-Free registration for the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo the year of the award, plus 3 nights hotel and round-trip airfare
-A session as an invited speaker at the annual convention
-An invitation to the Leadership Luncheon at the TESOL Convention​
-A profile and a published article in TESOL Connections
-US $250 voucher for the TESOL Bookstore

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications will be accepted from any English language teacher who:
-Has been a classroom teacher for a minimum of three years
-Is not a previous recipient of this award or the TESOL Excellence in Teaching Award

Note: Applicants are not required to be members of TESOL International Association.

Pre-Application Information:

Accepting applications starting May 15. All applications must be submitted by July 19.

Contact Information:

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.