Awards & Grants

Ann Garland West Excellence in Teaching Award


Do you have a veteran colleague who is overdue for some recognition? Take a few minutes to nominate him or her for NEATE’s Excellence in Teaching Award. The Excellence in Teaching Award, presented annually at the NEATE Fall Conference, goes to a teacher with at least seven years’ experience teaching English/Language Arts who exhibits the following qualities:

• Extensive knowledge of his or her discipline
• Interest in and concern for students and the ability to challenge and motivate them
• Involvement in professional organizations and/or staff development.

To nominate a colleague, friend or associate, download the nomination form, fill in the blanks, and briefly explain how this teacher meets the criteria listed above. NEATE will contact the nominee for additional information. Submit this form by e­mail to cathy_nicastro@wrsd.net or by mail to Cathy Nicastro, NEATE Executive Secretary, 21 Young Road, Ashburnham, MA 01630.

NOMINATION DEADLINE: June 1

Marian Gleason Most Promising New Teacher Award

Is there a dynamite novice teacher in your department or school? Take a few minutes to nominate him or her for NEATE’s Marian Gleason Most Promising New Teacher Award. The Marian Gleason Award, which is presented annually at the NEATE Fall Conference, goes to a teacher with one to three years’ full-time experience teaching English/Language Arts who exhibits the following qualities:

• Extensive knowledge of his or her discipline
• Interest in and concern for students and the ability to challenge and motivate them
• Involvement in professional organizations and/or staff development.

To nominate a colleague, friend or associate, download the nomination form
 fill in the blanks, and briefly explain how this teacher meets the criteria listed above. NEATE will contact the nominee for additional information. Submit this form by e­mail to cathy_nicastro@wrsd.net or by mail to Cathy Nicastro, NEATE Executive Secretary, 21 Young Road, Ashburnham, MA 01630.

NOMINATION DEADLINE: June 1

New England Association of Teachers of English (NEATE)

Conference Scholarship

The fourth, annual NEATE conference scholarship is open to early career teachers whose districts cannot afford to support their attendance.

Successful applicants must join NEATE but will have their conference fees waived.

Deadline: September 14, 2018

Early Registration for the Conference closes October 1, 2018

What NEATE is about:

NEATE is the local affiliate of NCTE. We are a non-profit professional organization made up of English teachers from all over New England who focus on quality and meaningful professional development for teachers in the English classroom. We aim to create a local collaborative space for teachers to share ideas and help other teachers navigate top down initiations while not losing sight of students’ needs. We connect teachers with resources and each other through the following: online and personal conversations, conferences, online resources and lesson plans, The Leaflet, The Newsletters and opportunities for professional development.

What the conference is about:

At this conference, you will have the opportunity to attend multiple workshops focusing on the conference theme. Conference sessions will help teachers to increase their skills, knowledge, and confidence in ways that will empower them to make the ELA classroom more accessible and relevant to all learners. For more information, visit neate.org.

  • Successful applicants will have their conference registration fee waived.
  • Recipients are required to become (or maintain) members of NEATE to receive a scholarship.
  • Recipients are required to register for the conference by October 1, 2018.
  • Recipients are asked to submit a short (250-500 word) piece about what the learned at the conference to NEATE for publication in the NEATE newsletter.

Please fill out the scholarship application using this link: http://bit.ly/neatescholorship.  If you prefer a paper application, you may download one here.

NEATE Writing Contest for Students 

Contest Rules

  1. Students who are enrolled in middle or high schools in New England are eligible.
  2. Students must submit a submission and consent form. Entries without a submission and consent form will not be advanced in the selection process.
  3. Each submission must be under 750 words.
  4. Students may submit only one piece.
  5. Entries should include name, grade level, title of the piece, category and word count.
  6. Entries must be submitted in a Microsoft word extension (.doc or.docx) or with a .pdf extension.
  7. Submissions must be submitted online only to: NEATEContest@Gmail.com
  8. Contestants will be grouped according to age level: Middle or High School.
  9. Winners will be chosen from each category: Nonfiction, Poetry and Fiction
  10. Winners will be published in The Leaflet, the publication of New England Association of Teachers of English, and announced and published in various NEATE forums. 
  11. Winners will also be awarded $50 for each category at each level.
  12. Submissions need to be sponsored by a teacher.  This teacher will certify that the student attends the school identified on the submission form and will attest to the work being an original piece.  This teacher does not have to be a member of NEATE.  Teachers who sponsor the winning writers will receive a $25 discount to attend the NEATE Annual Conference.

New England Teacher-Poet-of-the-Year Award

NEATE’s Teacher-Poet-of-the-Year Competition is open to all teachers of English Language Arts. We are looking for teachers who practice their craft of poetry, to be shared with students and the broader world.  Only former Poets-of-the-Year are not eligible. Finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges and will be invited to read their poetry at the annual NEATE Fall Conference on October 19 and 20, 2018 when the Poet-of-the-Year will be announced.  Finalists will attend the conference on Saturday, October 20th and participate in the workshop associated with the Teacher-Poet-of-the-Year Award. Poems of the finalists will be published and distributed at the reception. Finalists are expected to become members of NEATE and register for the conference at the discounted presenter's rate.

Guidelines

  1. Teacher-Poets should submit three unpublished, original poems; self-published and/or  blog post. Poems may be more than one page.
  2. All poems must be submitted in English.
  3. All poems must be submitted electronically.  
  4. Teacher-Poets are required to become (or maintain) members of NEATE.
  5. Pre-service teachers and retired teachers are encouraged to submit poetry
  6. Teacher-Poets must include a 1-2 paragraph biography.
  7. Please complete the entry form along with your poems and bio and sent to Patty Haggerty at phaggerty540@gmail.com and Brenda Le Blanc Jaster at Brendalala@gmail.com.
  8. All entries must be submitted no later than September 7, 2018.

Questions? Call/text Patty at 508.320.8032 or Brenda at 617.763.7141.

 

Click here to access the Poet-of-the-Year Award entry form.

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