The Shirley Hord Teacher Learning Team Award
honors a team of teachers that demonstrates excellence in professional learning. This annual award recognizes a school-based learning team that exhibits evidence of successful implementation of a cycle of continuous improvement that results in increased teaching effectiveness.
Learning Forward is now accepting applications for the 2017 award. The submission deadline is October 6, 2017. The winning team will be contacted on October 16.
To apply for the 2017 Teacher Learning Team Award:
- Download and study the resources provided below.
- Download and complete the 2017 Learning Team Award Application.
- Produce and submit a 10-12 minute video that shows evidence of the team implementing a cycle of continuous improvement.
- Include a letter of recommendation from your school principal that also describes how the principal supports the work of the learning team.
- Complete a brief, two-part essay describing the results your team hopes to achieve from its professional learning, the learning activities that help the team achieve these results, and evidence that you are achieving results.
- Include a list of learning team members, including their positions.
- Complete a Talent Release Form for each member of your team.
- Include a high-resolution team photo.
- Submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner of the 2017 Learning Team Award High receives:
- A cash gift for their school to support collaborative professional learning, courtesy of award sponsor Corwin.
- Complimentary 2016 Annual Conference registrations, airfare, and hotel for learning team members. The team will be honored during Tuesday's conference general session.
- A profile in the The Learning Professional and on Learning Forward's website.
Download the following resources to learn more about what makes an effective learning team:
Last Year's Winner
The winner of the 2016 Shirley Hord Teacher Learning Team Award is the Leadership Team at Tustin High School in Tustin, Calif.
This team of 13 educators includes teachers and instructional coaches (iCOACHES), as well as the school's principal, Christine Matos, and three assistant principals. View Tustin High School's video submission here.
Learning Forward wishes to thank Corwin for its continued sponsorship of the Shirley Hord Teacher Learning Team Award.