Teacher of the Year OR NOVA Award Application
DEADLINE: Submitted Electronically by June 1.
Please review the following information and then complete the form.

Required Documentation:

🟊UPLOAD: The completed nomination form and letter submitted by the local council OR TCSS member detailing the SPECIFIC nature of the nominee’s service to the local/state/national councils OR a teacher can self nominate.
🟊UPLOAD: A resume or vitae listing educational background, experience and contributions to social studies education, and council activities.
🟊UPLOAD: Additional information about the applicant containing websites and links will not be considered.
🟊 UPLOAD: Three one page letters of recommendation (one from a supervisor within the last three years) detailing the nominee’s experience and contributions to social studies education.
🟊UPLOAD: No more than three additional pages to support the nominee’s credentials for recognition (articles, pictures, etc. BUT MAY NOT BE - ADDITIONAL REC LETTERS).
🟊UPLOAD: An original (copyright free) lesson plan created by applicant (including but not limited to: standards (TEKS) and suggestions for extensions and modifications).

Questions about the application process? Contact AndaLee Seat - awards@txcss.net

**Lesson plans of all applicants will be submitted to the Social Studies Texan for publication consideration**

Applications will be reviewed over the summer, and recipients will be honored at the TCSS Fall Conference. Winners will be notified prior to the Fall Conference.

Nominee Name: (first and last name) *
Home Address: *
School Name: *
School Address *
School District: *
E-Mail (school)
E-Mail (home) *
Phone (best phone # to reach you) *
Current Social Studies Membership - Select all that apply. *
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Local Council
Number of Years as a Member of NCSS
For which award are you submitting an application? (Check One) *
Upload: Letter submitted by the local council OR TCSS member detailing the SPECIFIC nature of the nominee’s service to the local/state/national councils OR a teacher can self nominate
Upload: Resume or vitae listing educational background, experience and contributions to social studies education, and council activities. *
Required
Upload: Recommendation Letter #1 (This should be the letter of recommendation from Supervisor within the last (3) years detailing the nominee's experience and contributions to social studies education) *
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Upload: Recommendation Letter #2 *
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Upload: Recommendation Letter #3 *
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Upload: Lesson Plan - An original (copyright free) lesson plan created by applicant (including but not limited to: standards (TEKS) and suggestions for extensions and modifications) Please combine the lesson narrative and additional items/resources/artifacts into one file for upload.
Disclaimer #1: I understand all Teachers of the Year and NOVA Award winners for the Texas Council of Social Studies are expected to submit their application to NCSS for the NCSS Teacher of the Year Award. I also understand that information regarding this process will be communicated to me in the Spring following the Award Ceremony in November 2019. *
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Disclaimer #2: I understand that I am giving Texas Council for the Social Studies permission to publish the materials I have submitted, as it deems appropriate in publicizing the award and sharing best practices with other educators. *
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