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Nominate Now for Teacher Exemplar Award: Deadline is Feb. 5

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The Teacher Exemplar Award is presented by the AACTE Diversified Teacher Workforce (DTW) Topical Action Group (TAG) to recognize exceptional student/clinical teachers of Color and PK-12 mentor/cooperating teachers who serve as mentors to student/clinical teachers in field experiences. The instructional pedagogies and practices embodied by the recipients of this award reflects the DTW TAG mission and goals and advances our current understanding of the importance of cultivating a diversified teaching workforce that enhances educational opportunities for ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse students. 

Recipients of these awards have demonstrated effective instructional/pedagogical practices, advocacy skills, and a service-minded disposition toward addressing inequities through their teaching, participation in local community, school, and/or grassroots service efforts. In recognition and honor of this important work, the recipients will receive a $500 honorarium each and be recognized in our 2021 DTW Virtual Institute. Also, the recipients will be asked to participate on the planning committee of the 2022 DTW Institute.

In order to nominate a student/clinical teacher and/or a cooperative/mentor teacher (self-nominations accepted) for the DTW Student/Clinical Teacher & Mentor Teacher Awards, email the following documents with “DTW Student/Clinical Teacher & Mentor Teacher Awards” as the subject line, to Bianca Nightengale-Lee – bnightengalelee@fau.edu, by  February, 5 2021. 

Nomination Letter: Submit one nomination letter (maximum 2 pages, double-spaced) addressing the following:

  • A description of the role the student/clinical teacher and/or mentor teacher nominees play in advancing an understanding of teacher diversity.
  • A description of what distinguishes the nominee(s) from other students/clinical teachers and/or mentor teachers who work with diverse learners as it relates to promoting social justice and equity in education.
  • A 90 second video of nominees introducing themselves and sharing their inspiration to become teachers and/or motivation to teach ethnically, culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse students

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