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Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT)
Awards to Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and U.S. Virgin Islands teachers to recognize outstanding contributions to foreign language education. Funding is intended to elevate the status and the public profile of the language profession at the state, regional, and national levels by creating opportunities to recognize accomplished members of the profession.
This award process is designed to involve all of state, regional, and national organizations in promoting the language teaching profession. It is intended to create as many media opportunities as possible to increase the visibility and importance of language learning with the media, policymakers, and the general public. The award also recognizes best practices and excellence in the teaching and learning of foreign languages
The National Language Teacher of the Year process begins at the state level with the state language organizations selecting a top candidate each year whose application is then submitted to the regional level. The finalist for each of the five regions then competes at the national level.
This process is intended to incrementally add the required elements of the portfolio at each level to encourage broad participation while having sufficient evidence from candidates of their teaching accomplishments and ability to represent the language profession.
GrantWatch ID#: 157715
SCOLT has waived the registration fee for the state nominee participating in the selection process at the 2020 conference and will pay $100 toward transportation/accommodation costs.
ACTFL covers all conference-related costs for the regional nominees.
USA: Alabama; Arkansas; Florida; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; West Virginia
USA Territories: Virgin Islands (USA)
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