GCRTC Core Connection

Fall 2018

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39 TEACHER LEADERSHIP NYS TEACHER OF THE YEAR PROGRAM Apply for 2020 Teacher of the Year! Applications will be due February 1, 2019. Nomination form and application available online here. New York State recognizes and celebrates the exceptionally skilled and passionate educators who exist in every school in the State. The purpose of the New York State Teacher of the Year program is to: • Support the development of programs throughout the State that recognize great teachers in their schools; • Engage exemplary teachers in professional development by completing the New York State Teacher of the Year application; and • Identify and celebrate one teacher per year as the New York State Teacher of the Year who will represent all of New York State teachers at events throughout the State and at national events with Teachers of the Year from across the United States. "The Teacher of the Year is a district and building leader." New York State (NYS) wishes to recognize and celebrate an exceptionally skilled and passionate educator to be an ambassador for NYS teachers and to serve as the NYS nominee for the National Teacher of the Year Program. The New York State Teachers of the Year and/or their schools are supported by New York State United Teachers (NYSUT ), New York State Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. (NYS PTA), New York State Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (NYSASCD), the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), Voya Financial, the SMART Technologies, and Educational Testing Service (ETS). The New York State Teacher of the Year Program is administered by the New York State Education Department. It is affiliated with the National Teacher of the Year program administered through the Council of Chief State School Officers and sponsored by leading education associations. Teacher of the Year is the oldest and most prestigious teacher recognition activity in the nation. Celebrate and recognize the outstanding teaching that takes place in classrooms throughout New York and nominate a teacher! A teacher may be initially nominated by any person within the school or community including parents, students, business leaders, school administrators, or colleagues using the nomination form. The formal nomination should involve a collaborative decision-making process indicating the support of all the groups concerned with the quality of teaching within a school. A complete application including letters of support is submitted for each nominee. Support from the school community may include approximately 30 days of release time to fulfill the obligations of the Teacher of the Year.

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