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NCTE Leadershift Awards - Previous Revision

The NCTE Leadershift Initiative grew out of recommendations made by the Task Force to Advance and Support Members of Color in 2007. People of color refers to historically underrepresented groups--African American, American Indians, Asian Americans, Latinos, and Pacific Islanders.

Due to the competitiveness of these awards you will only be eligible to win one award. Should you win more than one, you will be asked to select the award of your choice.

NCTE Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award
This award is given to an NCTE member of color who has made a significant contribution to NCTE and the development of our professional community. Deadline April 1, 2013

NCTE Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Awards
This award supports early career (first five years in a paid teaching position) teachers of color who are willing to take part in a three-day summer leadership development conference that helps prepare them to carry out a group or individual leadership project in literacy education. All award recipients must be an NCTE member at the time the award is accepted. Deadline March 25, 2014
Click here for Program Eligibiliy Requirements.
Click here to apply!

NCTE Early Career Teacher of Color Award of Distinction
This award provides early career teachers of color a national forum at the NCTE Annual Convention for professional collaboration and development as they build accomplished teaching careers as active NCTE members. All award recipients must be an NCTE member at the time the award is accepted. Deadline March 25, 2014.
Click here for Program Eligibility and Requirements.
Click here to apply!

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