NEA Awards for Teaching Excellence (Application Deadline: May 1)
Each year, the NEA invites all state, federal, and direct affiliates to nominate one outstanding educator for the NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence. All current members of an NEA local affiliate or bargaining unit are eligible, including teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff. These prestigious awards recognize, reward, and promote excellence in both teaching and advocacy for the profession.Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (Application Deadline: May 1)
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. If you know great teachers, nominate them to join this prestigious network of professionals.
Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award(Application Deadline: Jun. 12)
Established in 2004 with a grant from the John Wm. Butler Foundation, Inc., the Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Awards Program honors teachers who have demonstrated their capacity to change the outcome of students’ lives and communities where they teach. Two teachers each receive a $5,000 cash prize.
Teacher Awards for Literacy (Application Deadline: Sept. 1)
The Penguin Random House Teacher Awards for Literacy program recognizes the nation’s most dynamic and resourceful teachers who use their creativity to inspire and successfully instill a love of reading in students. Winners are awarded cash grants and book donations to help further their innovative reading programs and to disseminate them to other teachers around the country.
Save the Date
Silver Lake Elementary School’s Annual Leadership Day(Middletown, Apr. 5)
Silver Lake Elementary School’s work with The Leader in Me has enabled them to create a culture of leadership and student empowerment that embraces and celebrates the greatness in everyone. Let the students of Silver Lake Elementary show you how they are putting their leadership skills to work. Skills such as initiative and self direction, productivity and accountability, communication, and collaboration are just some of what attendees will see.
Capital School District Educational Technology Conference (Dover, Apr. 11)
The 2017 Capital School District Educational Technology Conference is an opportunity for Delaware educators take a deeper dive into learning. Attendees will hear from keynote speaker and ed-tech coach, Chris Aviles, and take part in various breakout sessions. This event is free to Capital School District employees and $20 for BRINC members.
Stewards of Children Training (Wilmington, Apr. 12)
The Rodel Foundation of Delaware, Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children, and Prevent Child Abuse Delaware will be hosting a Stewards of Children Training in the Community Services Building. Child sexual abuse is likely the most prevalent health problem children face, with the most serious array of consequences. At this training, attendees will learn what can be done to protect the most vulnerable children. This event is free and open to public but limited seats are available.
ECET2 Delaware: Connecting Innovative Educators brought together teachers from across the state for an empowering day of teacher-led, teacher-focused programming. Keynotes and sessions covered topics relevant to elementary, middle, and high school educators, as well as those in early childhood, CTE, and special education.