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Logo for 29th Annual Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year, 2014

29th Annual Arts Teacher of the Year

Recognizing Outstanding
Educators in the Arts
Presenting Exceptional Arts Students
from Broward County Schools


Hosted by
Broward Cultural Division
Business for the Arts of Broward
Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Reception & Awards Presentation
Thursday, November 6, 2014 • 5:30–8 p.m.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 S.W. 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale

The Arts Teacher of the Year Program brings the importance of arts education to the forefront of the community by calling attention to phenomenal arts teachers, teaching artists and arts students from Broward’s public, charter and private schools.

To succeed today and in the future, America’s children will need to be inventive, resourceful and imaginative. The best way to foster that creativity is through arts education.
—Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education

For 29 years, the Arts Teacher of the Year Program has celebrated the excellence of students and faculty through a year-round promotional campaign and an annual reception and stage production. Arts teachers from almost 1,000 schools and teaching artists from throughout Broward County are invited to compete for the distinction of being considered one of the best arts educators in dance, music, theater, visual art, or teaching artistry. Artistically talented students who have received prestigious recognition, honors and scholarships are invited to present their talent as part of the stage production that serves to recognize all of the finalists and to announce the winners of the Arts Teacher of the Year Awards.

The Arts Teacher of the Year Award Program highlights exceptional arts teachers in schools and communities and provides an educational and career development opportunity for arts students to gain valuable experience performing in a high quality, professional institution.


AWARDS

School Teachers – eligible are arts teachers in Broward County public, charter and private schools. There are four (4) categories of awards — Dance, Music, Theater and Visual Arts and there will be one (1) Arts Teacher of the Year Award for each category

Teaching Artists – eligible are teaching artists who are listed in Broward Cultural Division’s Arts Education Directory.

Recipients of the Arts Teacher of the Year Awards will receive an assortment of cash, gifts and public recognition from the Program’s sponsors, the Broward Cultural Division, Business for the Arts of Broward, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, Broward Center for the Performing Arts and other generous private sector donors.

Benefits to Applicants
  1. School Teachers will receive a $1,500 cash award and a $500 cash award for the art program at their school, and the Teaching Artist will receive a $1,000 cash award
  2. Tiffany Crystal Apple
  3. Gifts from Arts and Cultural Organizations
  4. Featured in various publications
Selection Process
Recipients of Arts Teacher of the Year Awards are selected based upon the evaluation, scoring and ranking of applications and classroom visits. The Selection Process is conducted by the Arts Teacher of the Year Awards Selection Panel.

The Arts Teacher of the Year Awards Selection Panel is composed of members of the Broward Cultural Council’s Arts Education Committee. The Arts Education Committee is comprised of arts educators and professionals, representatives of arts and cultural organizations, and major institutional partners such as the School Board of Broward County, Florida and the Children’s Services Council of Broward County. The Committee works in collaboration to strengthen Broward County’s arts education coalition and expand access to arts education in schools and communities.


SCHEDULE

School Based Teachers
Application Deadline: Monday, July 28, 2014 • 11:59 p.m.
Panel Review and Scoring: August–September 2014
Announcement of Finalists: September 4, 2014
Classroom Visits: September–October 2014
Announcement of All Winners:
November 6, 2014 at the 29th Annual Event at
Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Teaching Artists
Application Deadline: Monday, September 22, 2014 • 11:59 p.m.
Announcement of All Winners:
November 6, 2014 at the 29th Annual Event at
Broward Center for the Performing Arts


PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE

Presenting Exceptional Arts Students from Broward County Schools

The 2014 Performance Showcase will present selected performing and visual arts artists and ensembles recognized through local, state and national competitions as exceptionally talented in their pursuit of artistic excellence. Top performers from Broward County Schools will showcase their skills during the 29th Annual Arts Teacher of the Year Awards event at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Broward County’s cultural embassy and arts complex. The 2014 Performance Showcase provides an opportunity for Broward’s remarkable arts students to gain valuable career experience performing in a high quality, professional, performing arts institution.

Please send inquiries to artsteacheroftheyear@broward.org, or call Grace Kewl-Durfey at (954) 357-7869



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