Recognition of Outstanding Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 fundamentally changed the world, but none more radically than in the classroom. TheNational Society of High School Scholars created My Virtual Learning Success Story, an award to recognize those who were presented with a tough situation and, through the trials and tribulations of virtual learning, came out successful. Any high school teacher currently employed at a public or private high school in the United States or internationally is eligible to apply. Applicants should respond to the following question in 500 to 800 words: How were you able to be successful with virtual learning? They should provide specific examples of the positives of migrating their classroom online. Pictures, videos, or other media showing leadership in action are optional but strongly encouraged. Five educators will each receive awards of $500 for their success stories.
Deadline: April 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (ET), for applications
Rejection can be hard to take, especially when you’ve poured
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may not know how to proceed after putting your best efforts into a proposal
that doesn’t make the cut. A rejected proposal doesn’t have to be the end of
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A research study by Horace Mann Educators Corporation, “Closing the Learning Gap: How frontline educators want to address lost learning due to COVID-19,” is based on a nationally representative survey of 941 US educators, including public school K–12 teachers, administrators, and support personnel.
Apply today for the Sphere Summit: Teaching Civic Culture Together 2021. The annual Sphere Summit is a full-scholarship professional development program for educators of grades 5–12 that will take place June 27–July 1 and July 25–July 29 in Washington, DC. The summit will offer a hybrid experience, which will allow for both in-person and online attendance.