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Outstanding Teaching Awards

Awards to Texas K-12 Teachers for
Excellence in Humanities Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Humanities Texas

Deadline Date:

12/13/19

Description:

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Awards of $5,000 to Texas K-12 teachers to recognize excellence in humanities education. Additional funds of $500 will be awarded for instructional materials. Eligible disciplines include history, language arts, foreign languages, and social studies. Nominations may be submitted for teachers of drama, music, and art if they emphasize the history, criticism, and theory of the arts.

Each year, Humanities Texas recognizes the achievements of fifteen exemplary classroom teachers with monetary awards.

Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Awards

The Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Awards recognize exemplary K–12 humanities teachers. Each year, twelve teachers are selected to receive a cash award and additional award money for their respective schools to purchase humanities-based instructional materials. From among the twelve winners, the top candidate will receive the James F. Veninga Outstanding Teaching of Humanities Award.

The Linden Heck Howell Outstanding Teaching of Texas History Award 

The winning teacher receives a cash award, with additional award money for his or her school to purchase instructional materials supporting Texas history.

The Award for Outstanding Early-Career Teaching

The Award for Outstanding Early-Career Teaching recognizes exemplary contributions of early-career humanities teachers who have completed three or fewer years of teaching. Two teachers are typically selected to receive this cash award, with additional award money for their schools to purchase humanities-based instructional materials.

Julius Glickman Educational Leadership Award

Humanities Texas will select one of the fifteen award winners who demonstrates exceptional leadership in the educational field to receive the Julius Glickman Educational Leadership Award. The award honors Humanities Texas board member Julius Glickman for his extraordinary leadership of our organization and many others. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 138494

Number of Grants:

15

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Awards: Teachers are selected to receive a $5,000 cash award and an additional $500 for their respective schools to purchase humanities-based instructional materials.
- The Linden Heck Howell Outstanding Teaching of Texas History Award: The winning teacher receives a $5,000 cash award, with an additional $500 for his or her school to purchase instructional materials supporting Texas history.
-The Award for Outstanding Early-Career Teaching: Teachers receive a $5,000 cash award, with an additional $500 for their schools to purchase humanities-based instructional materials.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Nominees must be full-time teachers in Texas public or private schools.
- Teachers of English and language arts, foreign languages, history, and social studies are eligible for the Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Awards. Teachers of art, drama, and music are also eligible if they emphasize the history, criticism, and theory of the arts.
- Only teachers of Texas history courses are eligible for the Linden Heck Howell Outstanding Teaching of Texas History Award.
- Nominees for the Award for Outstanding Early-Career Teaching must be full-time humanities teachers in Texas public or private schools who have three or fewer years of classroom experience. Teachers of English and language arts, foreign languages, history, and social studies are eligible for this award, as are teachers of art, drama, and music if they emphasize the history, criticism, and theory of the arts.
- Nominees should be skillful and dedicated teachers who possess an expansive and profound knowledge of the humanities subject(s) they teach. Nominees should also have a record of active involvement in community activities and professional organizations, particularly those that promote the humanities.
- Previous Humanities Texas award winners are ineligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

How to Nominate a Teacher:
- To nominate a teacher for the 2020 Outstanding Teaching Awards, please complete the online nomination form by December 13, 2019.
- Please submit nominations as soon as possible. Teachers who have been nominated will be contacted and instructed on how to complete the online application.

Nominated Teachers:
- How to Apply: If you have been nominated for the 2020 Outstanding Teaching Awards, please complete the online application by Friday, February 7.
- The application requires at least one and no more than three letters of recommendation.
- For more information, see the application page.

Teachers may be nominated by any member of the school (including students) or the general public. Teachers may also nominate themselves. Only one nomination per teacher is necessary. Humanities Texas discourages the organized submission of multiple nominations of the same teacher.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To nominate a teacher: https://www.humanitiestexas.org/education/teacher-awards/nomination

For teachers to apply: https://forms.humanitiestexas.org/ota-application-2020

For questions about teaching awards, call 512.440.1991 or email ota@humanitiestexas.org.

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