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Big Apple Awards

Awards to New York City Teachers and Counselors to Recognize
Excellence in Serving Students and School Communities

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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New York City Department of Education (DOE)

Deadline Date:

01/10/21

Description:

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Awards to New York City PreK-12 teachers and career counselors to recognize exceptional efforts to serve students and families. Award recipients are those who enrich their school community, demonstrate excellence in teaching, and inspire students. All nominees are considered for additional DOE recognition opportunities, and finalists are recognized by their district superintendent

Big Apple Teacher Award - The Big Apple Awards celebrate educators across the city and honor those teachers who inspire students, model great teaching, and enrich their school communities.

Past recipients of the Big Apple Awards have demonstrated exceptional success in the following areas:

  • Impact on student learning
  • Instructional practices
  • Professional contributions to their school community

Big Apple College and Career Counselor Ambassador Award - to recognize individuals whose efforts have gone above and beyond to improve NYC students’ access and success in postsecondary attainment. The Big Apple College and Career Counselor Award will honor counselors who lead postsecondary planning activities in their school that have made significant strides in advancing postsecondary readiness, provided exemplar college and career supports and services at their school, and demonstrated success on critical postsecondary metrics. Award recipients will participate in a fellowship year of executive leadership coaching while exploring the local and national postsecondary landscape and its impact on informing citywide policy.

Applications will be reviewed on competencies listed below:

  • Impact on student college and career learning
  • College and career counseling practices
  • Contributions to school and postsecondary community

Big Apple Award recipients are celebrated by the chancellor and may have the opportunity to participate in the Big Apple Fellowship, which includes engagement in leadership development sessions and the Chancellor’s Teacher Advisory Council.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176947

Number of Grants:

One recipient per district will receive the Big Apple Award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominees can be any current teacher/counselor in a:

- DOE school
- charter school
- NYCEEC, district school, or Pre-K center (early childhood teacher who teaches infants, toddlers, 3s, or 4s)

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations for teachers and college and career counselors will be accepted through January 10, 2021.

Students, families, administrators, and community members can all nominate any DOE teacher. Then a rigorous selection process will take place that includes multiple stakeholders across the DOE.

FAQs: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/vision-and-mission/big-apple-awards/big-apple-awards-faq

Contact Information:

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

Nominate a teacher: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/5971476/2020-21-Big-Apple-Awards-Nomination-Form

Nominate a counselor: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/5971605/2020-21-Big-Apple-Awards-Nominate-a-College-and-Career-Counselor

teacherleadership@schools.nyc.gov

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USA: New York City;   New York

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