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The New Umbrella for the Annual Arts Teacher of the Year Event!

 2014 logo for the 29th Annual Arts Teacher of the Year Program

 

Arts Teachers of the Year Awards -
School-Based Teachers

Application

Deadline:  July 28, 2014

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Click here to download a PDF step-by-step guide of the Application tutorial.  If you have any trouble reading this document please contact our office at 954-357-7457.

 

Teachers from public, charter and private schools, whose primary assignment is in an arts discipline, including dance, drama, music, visual arts, literary, and media arts (photography, film, and video); and who are certified in that arts discipline are eligible to apply. The application should be fully completed by the arts teacher, and the principal needs to write a letter nominating the selected teacher.

Applicants who are finalists will be required to be observed in the classroom by members of the selection panel between September and October 2014. All Nominees are required to attend the ArtsEd Forever event November 5, 2014 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

 
 
 
APPLICATION WORKSHOP

Increase your chances of being selected by attending the Application Workshop to learn about compiling a quality application package, and how to submit it electronically.

SELECTION CRITERIA: 
Recipient of the Arts Teacher of the Year Awards are determined by a selection panel composed of members of the Arts in Education Committee, which is a sub-committee of the Broward Cultural Council.  The Broward Cultural Council is a 23-member advisory board appointed by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.  The panelists score the applications, with the top-scored three to five applicants becoming semi-finalists, who then undergo classroom visits conducted by three to five members of the selection panel. The following criteria are used to score the application and conduct the classroom evaluation.

Application Must Address the Following:

  • Education and professional development
  • Views on education
  • Commitment to teaching as a profession
  • Connecting the classroom to the “real world”
  • Principal’s endorsement and nomination letter
  • Support materials

Finalists will undergo a Classroom Evaluation where the Selection Panel will consider the Finalists


Knowledge and Skills – to what extent does the teacher demonstrate a mastery of subject content and related skills?

Environment – to what extent does the environment

  • Celebrate the art form(s)?
  • Reflect the diversity of the students?
  • Reinforce the learning standards/goals?
  • Encourage creativity?

Methods – to what extent does the teacher:

  • Demonstrate an ability to help students learn content about the art form?
  • Demonstrate an ability to help students learn technique in the art form?
  • Demonstrate an ability to help students appreciate the art form?
  • Encourage self-initiated learning in the art form?
  • Make connections to other curriculum areas?
  • Provide opportunities for all students to achieve?
  • Encourage the development of higher-order thinking skills?
  • Provide opportunities for students to define and solve artistic problems?
  • Value the contributions of the students?
  • Provide opportunities for students to work in groups as well as individually?
  • Provide opportunities for students to engage in self-and peer-evaluation?
  • Encourage creativity?

Effect on Students – to what extent do the students:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the teacher’s expectations (i.e. the learning goals/standards)?
  • Actively engage themselves in learning?

Deadline:  October 3, 2014, 11:59 p.m.

Click here to create a new account and access application

Click here to resume a previously started application

Click here to download a PDF step-by-step guide of the Application tutorial.  If you have any trouble reading this document please contact our office at 954-357-7457.

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