Iowa World
Language Association

Apply, Nominate and Inspire!

27 Mar 2012 10:51 AM | Tracy Dinesen

As April looms, don't forget to apply for a grant, nominate an outstanding fellow teacher or a teacher of promise!

IWLA grants are for projects that are innovative, creative and directly affect students and student learning. We now have a rubric to evaluate grants, which the executive board hopes will help everyone better understand the grants and will guide members in writing their proposals.

As always, we ask that you nominate your fellow teachers (or even yourself) for the outstanding educator awards. We have awards for primary, secondary and post-secondary teachers. We have an amazing membership and Iowa is lucky to have so many wonderful teachers at all levels. Help us recognize our colleagues and let the state know what wonderful things language teachers are doing in the state.

Last, but not least, we have a NEW award this year: the Michael Oates Teacher of Promise Award.  This award is for students completeing their student teaching or teachers in their first year.  We want to award our up and coming teachers who show great promise in the teaching profession and who will inspire thier students for years to come.  The award comes with monies for classroom supplies and a paid registration for the IWLA conference the following year.  Please, if you are a mentor teacher, a teaching supervisor or you work with an inspiring  student teacher or first year teacher, nominate them for this important award!

,The award and grants deadline is April 30th.  You can send all nominations and applications to me, Tracy Dinesen at the following address:

Tracy Dinesen

World Language and Culture Studies

Simpson College

 701 North C Street

Indianola, IA 50125


I look forward to receiving your applications and nominations!


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