The application must include the following items:
- A three-page (maximum) proposal outlining how you will support, improve, accelerate, and enrich teaching and learning for students as shown in the criteria above.
- A one-page personal statement (beliefs statement and how your beliefs align with your research-supported practices, including your professional vision for this project)
- Up to three (3) letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation should be from a principal, superintendent, and/or curriculum coordinator; one letter should be from a peer. Each recommendation must include the participant’s leadership skills, collegial interactions, effective teaching practices, successful teaching/learning/relationships with students and an understanding of the intentions and/or support of the project detailed by the applicant
- A budget outline that includes a breakdown for the intended use for the fund
Funds may be used for (but are not limited to):
Building a classroom library; attending the ILA Conference & Exhibits to increase professional knowledge; creating a home–school partnership; increasing collegial collaboration; improving reading and writing in authentic literacy contexts; publishing student work; poet, artist, puppeteer in residence; bringing arts into the classroom
Funds may not be used for:
Commericial programs, technology hardware, personal use
If you have any questions about grant qualifications, please request additional information at ILAAwards@reading.org)
To upload your files, please select Browse to locate your document in your files then select Upload to attach to the form. Please note that PDFs are preferred.
If you are unable to upload, please send them via email to the International Literacy Association, ILA Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Grant, ILAAwards@reading.org.