Teacher Of The Year
Award Application

Looking for Exceptional
TWBI/Dual Language Classroom Teachers?
Does that describe you?
One of your colleagues?

ATDLE recognizes that there are many outstanding TWBI/DL classroom teachers in the United States. This award is in recognition of those educators who have made significant contributions to their communities in teaching and promoting bilingualism/bi-literacy for all children. A TWBI/DL teacher will be honored for his/her excellence, dedication, and advocacy for Two-Way/ Dual Language programs at the 26th Annual National Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Conference, February 1 -3, 2018.

Please check the ATDLE website for the definition of a Two-Way program teacher to help you focus your application! If not you, please encourage others to apply for this prestigious award…”there is no greater honor than one that is bestowed by a jury of your own peers” Paul Simon. Please Note: Deadline for completed applications, letters of recommendations, and portfolio is due by November 1, 2017.

Applications:

Each TWBI/DL school district is invited to submit one nominee for the Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Conference Teacher of the Year Award. A committee of Two-Way/DL educators will select the honoree from the submitted applications.

The 2017 ATDLE Teacher of the Year will receive the following:

  • Complimentary registration to the 26th Annual National Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Conference in Long Beach, CA February 1-3, 2018
  • Two free luncheon tickets for family members
  • Classroom library selections from Lectorum Publishers
  • $1000 cash award to support classroom activities

CRITERIA FOR THE REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS

Each nominee must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for this award:

  1. Member of local/state bilingual association.
  2. Outstanding contributions to Two-Way & Dual Language education.
  3. Advocacy for TWBI/DL proven practices and research
  4. Currently TWBI/DL classroom teacher (TK-K-12)
  5. Bilingual teacher credentials or certification
  6. Philosophy that reflects cultural competence and high expectations
  7. Minimum of three years TWBI/Dl teaching experience
  8. Nomination by principal or supervisor
  9. Submission of complete portfolio

PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS

Two complete copies of a portfolio (maximum of 10 pages only will be accepted) and a black and white photo must be submitted. We will ask for a short 2 minute video with your acceptance speech if you are selected. Please be advised that items will not be returned.

Completed portfolios must be sent by the November 1, 2017 deadline no later than 5:00 pm to the ATDLE Office Attention: Rosa G. Molina, 1922 The Alameda, Suite 320, San Jose, CA 95126

CONTENTS OF YOUR PORTFOLIO

  1. Official nomination form signed by Principal/Supervisor
  2. Biographical resume (2 pages maximum)
  3. Statement of philosophy on TWBI/DL: What it is like to be a teacher/learner in your TWBI/DL classroom? How do you prepare, motivate and inspire students to continue to develop their first & second languages? What two key local, state or national issues having to do with Latino/other ethnicities, English Learners or TWBI education are most important to you? Please include an anecdote that illustrates the power of TWBI/DL in your community. (5 pages maximum)
  4. Evidence of community service to school/community (1 page max)
  5. Participation in your professional network for example, CABE, NABE, ATDLE, AMAE, etc. and how you promote TWBI/ DL with your colleagues & peers in the broader community? (1 page maximum)
  6. Letter of support/recommendation from your most recent supervisor
  7. Two (2) additional letters of support/recommendation from colleagues, students, parents, or others

Please Fill Out To Following Form for Nomination:

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