**NOTE - Currently, there is no funding for this award; however, affiliates may wish to continue this recognition at the local level and support awardees with travel funds to Convention where winners will be recognized and presented with a certificate at the Affiliate Breakfast. The award is designed to encourage the participation of early career teacher leaders in both NCTE (beginning at the Annual Convention) and the affiliate (through all its activities). Should your awardee be unable to attend convention, please contact NCTE so we can plan to recognize the winner at the Breakfast and send the certificate by mail.
Purpose: To nurture the development of new leaders within state/regional/provincial affiliates and NCTE.
Eligibility: Any early career teacher (1-5 years experience) who has never attended an NCTE Annual Convention and who has demonstrated a capacity for professional leadership as well as a willingness to join and participate in the affiliate during the upcoming academic year.
Frequency/Number of Awards: Awards will be available to one awardee from each state, regional (District of Columbia, New England Association, Inland Northwest Council), and provincial affiliate of NCTE.
Award Specifics: CURRENTLY UNFUNDED. The award will be $500 to help defray costs of attending the NCTE Annual Convention in the year it is given and a ticket to the Affiliate Breakfast at which awardees will be recognized. Award checks (with registration and meal fees deducted) will be available for awardees to pickup at the Convention Registration desk.
Procedures: Each state/regional/provincial affiliate will determine its own process for selecting its awardee; however NCTE asks that affiliates make an effort to
- invite their membership to submit awardees and
- include awardees from underrepresented populations.
NCTE will accept without further review all affiliate awardees that have met the above criteria and the deadline; however, NCTE reserves the right to request further information if needed to clarify the affiliate's material on its awardee.
Administration: The NCTE Senior Developer of Affiliate Groups will handle the initial publicity and notification to affiliates of the program, collect awardees from the state/regional/provincial affiliates, and administer the giving of the award. State, regional, and provincial affiliates will develop their own process for choosing awardees using the criteria listed above and drawing upon the suggestions listed below.
Deadline: The final awardees and the NCTE Leadership Development Award Submission Form must be submitted to NCTE, Affsec@ncte.org or to Linda Walters-Moore, no later than May 1 of the year of the award.