Presentation on theme: "Teaching, Leading, Learning: Four of South Dakota's Great Faces 2014 ASBSD and SASD Convention August 8, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Teaching, Leading, Learning: Four of South Dakota's Great Faces 2014 ASBSD and SASD Convention August 8, 2014
Session Description: Learn about the experiences and opportunities to celebrate and serve by a panel of South Dakota Teacher of the Year winners. Discover how your district can implement the Teacher of the Year program and ways to offer support throughout the process.
2013 South Dakota Teacher of the Year Katie Anderson Rapid City School District
2012 South Dakota Teacher of the Year Pat Moller Mitchell School District
2009 South Dakota Teacher of the Year Paul Kuhlman Avon School District
2011 South Dakota Teacher of the Year Susan Turnipseed Brookings School District
South Dakota Teacher of the Year The South Dakota Teacher of the Year Program is made possible by the National Teacher of the Year Program. The national program is a project of The Council of Chief State School Officers, in partnership with the ING Foundation and People to People Ambassador Programs.
Nomination Process The goal of the TOY program is to recognize and honor the tremendous contributions of outstanding classroom teachers. Note: a classroom teacher is a person who has a class of his/her own and spends at least three or more hours per day, five days a week, for six or more calendar months during a school year in a classroom teaching students. School counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers are NOT eligible.
Each TOY candidate should: Have a superior ability to inspire students of ALL backgrounds and abilities to learn; Be an exceptionally skilled and dedicated classroom teacher from a state accredited school, pre-kindergarten through grade twelve; Be planning to continue in an active teaching status (supervisory and administrative responsibilities are secondary considerations); Have the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues;
Each TOY candidate should: Play an active and useful role in the community as well as in the school; and Be poised, articulate, and have the energy to withstand the demanding schedule that would accompany selection as the South Dakota Teacher of the Year. The Teacher of the Year program does NOT attempt to find the “best” teacher as that is an impossible task. Rather, the program looks for a spokesperson for the profession, as well as the students across our state.
Process: A school district may choose to set up its own selection process for choosing a District Teacher of the Year, or use guidelines created by the Department of Education. The guidelines can be altered to fit a district’s needs. Each District Teacher of the Year may apply for his or her district’s Regional Teacher of the Year Award. If the District TOY is selected as the Regional TOY, he or she may apply for the South Dakota TOY. If chosen as the South Dakota TOY, he/she then becomes a candidate for the National TOY. The South Dakota TOY will be announced at the Systems Change Conference and will honor the new South Dakota Teacher of the Year and Regional Teachers of the Year.
Statewide Participation 36 public school districts out of 151 reported a Teacher of the Year to the South Dakota Department of Education 24% of public school districts participated, or at least reported to DOE 1 private school system reported a Teacher of the Year
South Dakota Department of Education
District Guidelines and Nomination Form
Other Sample District Forms
Regional Guidelines and Application
Regional Nomination – 6 pages Educational History and Professional Development Activities Philosophy of Teaching Education Issues and Trends
Region Contacts: ESA 1 – Lisa Rei nhiller ESA 2 – Crystal Mengenhausen ESA 3 - Diane Olson ESA 5 - Holly Schumacher ESA 6 & 7 - Sharla Steever
State Nomination – 15 pages Educational History and Professional Development Activities Professional Biography Community Involvement Philosophy of Teaching Education Issues and Trends The Teaching Profession National Teacher of the Year Letters of Support
State Contact Lanette Johnston Department of Education
Other Opportunities 1.) Presidential Award for Math and Science One math teacher and one science teacher selected from each state. Alternates between elementary and secondary. $10,000 dollar cash award and trip to DC
2.) SD Outstanding Biology Teacher Sponsored by Sanford Contact : 3.) SD Outstanding Mathematics Teacher Sponsored by Daktronics Contact: 4.) SD History Teacher of the Year Sponsored by SD Historical Society Contact: SD History Teacher of the Year – Mary Schmitz 2014 SD History Teacher of the Year – Lauren Olson
5.) SD Outstanding Physical Science Teacher Sponsored by 3M Contact: 6.) South Dakota Milken Educators Award Sponsored by Milken Family Foundation Contact: SD Milken Educator - Shana Davis
Why nominate your teachers? 1.) Recognition for their commitment to your school and community 2.) Professional development / resources for your teachers 3.) Reflective process in application 4.) Improve teaching 5.) Influence new teachers and general public on issues facing education
Teachers are humble by nature. Placing an application for an award on a teacher’s desk usually means the garbage can! An administrator needs to follow through on the application process and help the candidate fill out the proper forms, etc. Your involvement will greatly increase the chances they will apply and submit a successful application! Hint! Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. ~Norman Vincent Peale~
Dennis Nordquist grew up in the small town of Lake City, SD. He received an engineering degree from SDSU and began work at Pratt & Whitney. While there, he helped design and engineer the Pratt & Whitney J58 turbo ramjets for the top secret A-12 reconnaissance aircraft of the 1960’s This jet had a ceiling of more than 90,000 feet and could fly at over 3 times the speed of sound! Finally, the best reason to nominate!
A favorite grade school teacher, Frances Anderson, helped convince Nordquist there was nothing he couldn’t learn how to do. Anderson, now 89, was astounded to learn the effect she had on him. “I just never knew it affected him that much” Who had a powerful influence on this man?
“I touch the future I teach” ~Christa McAuliffe~ Thanks for coming and please take the time to nominate your teachers for these awards!