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2019 Inclusive Practice Award/Paraeducator of the Year Award 2019

Awards to Alaska Educators and Paraeducators for Promoting
Inclusion and Supporting Students with Disabilities

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Alaska Department of Health and Social Services - Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education

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01/04/19 5:00 PM Receipt


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Award to an Alaska educator or team of educators to recognize outstanding efforts in promoting inclusive education for children with disabilities. An additional award will be given to a paraeducator to acknowledge exemplary classroom support for students receiving special education services.

The Governor’s Council on Disabilities & Special Education has established an annual award to be given at the Annual State Special Education Conference each February. For the last 15 years, the Inclusive Practice Award has honored outstanding educators who work to ensure students with disabilities have the opportunity for an inclusive education with their peers as part of the general education curriculum and school community. Whereas numerous educators deserve recognition for a multitude of reasons, the focus of this award is exclusively on exemplary inclusive practices.

New this year, an additional award will be given specifically to a special education paraeducator that exemplifies best practices in supporting students in classrooms.

Award winners are selected based on demonstration of the following criteria:

- Involving parents as equal partners in their child’s education
- Promoting inclusive practices that allow students with disabilities to be included within the classroom, with peers and in the school community
- Modifying curricula or providing support services that enables access to the general curriculum, classroom or school community.

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GrantWatch ID#: 182565

Number of Grants:

One of each award will be given.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominees for the Inclusive Practice Award should be individuals or teams who are currently educators including (but not limited to) general education teachers, special education teachers, related service providers, administrators, or other personnel.

Nominees for the Paraeducator of the Year Award should be those working predominantly with students who receive special education services.

Pre-Application Information:

Parents, students and school personnel are encouraged to nominate an outstanding educator or team, or paraeducator who demonstrate inclusive practices by completing the nomination form found on the Governor’s Council website, below, and returning it to the Governor's Council by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019.

The award will be given at the Annual Statewide Special Education Conference in February.

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

Submit nomination forms to:

Anne Applegate
P: (907) 269-5703
F: (907) 269-8995

Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education
Education Committee/Inclusive Awards
3601 C Street, Suite 740
Anchorage, AK 99503

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alaska