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Nominations Open for Everyday Champion Award to Recognize Achievements in Remote Learning during Pandemic

National Center for Learning Disabilities logoCOVID-19 has created unprecedented obstacles to learning, for educators, school administrators and parents/caregivers. Yet even in the face of this disruption, educators and families have found innovative ways to keep learning going and help our kids succeed.

To recognize these heroic efforts, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) will present the Everyday Champion Award for outstanding achievements in remote learning during the 2020 Pandemic. NCLD will honor three courageous and innovative, educators, administrators and parents/caregivers, who have done an outstanding job helping children with learning and attention issues through this time of remote learning.

NCLD will give three awards, each in the amount of $5,000.00. We’ll present these awards to one educator, one  administrator, and one  parent/caregiver. The recipients of the 2020 NCLD Everyday Champion Award will be honored at NCLD’s Annual Benefit, virtually, in December.

Nominations may be made by any parent, teacher, community members, or administrator by submitting an application for NCLD’s Everyday Champion Award. The award descriptions and schedule are below:

Educator Award

The nominee is someone who has provided innovative and impactful services to advance the success for students with learning and attention issues, above and beyond the requirements of their job description. The essence of teaching is not solely in the classroom but the effective creation of situations in which learning takes place.

Administrator Award

The nominee is someone who has provided innovative and outstanding support to advance the success for students with learning and attention issues, above and beyond the requirements of their job description. The individual has made exemplary contributions to the operations to aid in the creation situations in which learning takes place.

Parent/Caregiver Award

The nominee is someone who has contributed directly or indirectly to advance the success for students with learning and attention issues. The individual could be a parent, a grandparent, an aunt or uncle, basically anyone who stepped in and helped and was not paid for doing so. The individual has volunteered in their community to help others with learning disabilities outside of their child/student.

 Award Schedule

September 18, 2020: Online application closes. Only complete applications will be considered. September 22, 2020: NCLD will notify finalists. Each finalist and their nominator will submit a 100- word biography and short video (3-5 minutes)

October 2, 2020: Finalist bio and video due October 19, 2020: Award recipient notified

December 2, 2020: Award recipient virtually honored at NCLD Annual Benefit

Meghan Whittaker is director of policy & advocacy, National Council for Learning Disabilities.



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