IRA Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Grant

The International Reading Association will honor an outstanding mainstream, elementary classroom teacher dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of reading and writing, across the curriculum in real world contexts in grades K‑6 (ages 5-12) The US$2,500 grant may not be used for purchase of commercial programs. This grant is supported by Regie Routman.

Eligibility

All applicants must be IRA members, and at least 60% of the school’s students must be eligible for free or reduced lunch. 
 
Deadline is November 14, 2014.

Applicant Information

The application must include the following items:

  1. A three-page (maximum) proposal outlining how you will support, improve, enhance, and accelerate teaching and learning for students.  For example, funds may be used for, but are not limited to:  building a classroom library, attending the IRA annual convention to increase professional knowledge, creating a home school partnership, increasing collegial collaboration, improving reading and writing in authentic literacy contexts, or publishing student work. 
  2. A one-page personal statement (beliefs statements and how your beliefs align with your practices including your professional vision for this project.) 
  3. Upto 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. 
  4. Include a budget outline.
To upload your files please click on 'browse' to locate your document in your files than click on 'upload' to attach to form.

If you are unable to upload, please send them via:

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International Reading Association
IRA Regie Routman Teacher Recogniton Grant
800 Barksdale Road
Newark DE 19711

 

 

 

 

 

 

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