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2021 DANCE K-12 Teacher of Year

Jan 15, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021

Background: Being selected as an NC SHAPE Teacher of the Year is one highest honors within our profession. Upon winning State TOY honors, an Dance Education TOY is eligible to compete for the SHAPE Southern District TOY and possible National TOY recognition.

Criteria:

  • Current member of NC SHAPE.
  • Currently teaching in North Carolina.
  • Teaching Dance Education at least 50% when nominated and during the time of receiving this award at the annual NC SHAPE State Convention.
  • Teaching at least 5 years in the field.
  • Demonstrates evidence of excellence in teaching and dedication to the mission and principles of the Dance Education field.

Other Requirements:

  1. Verify NC SHAPE Membership: Nominator should ask intended individual prior to nomination to ensure that he/she is NC SHAPE member when nominated and during the time when receiving this award at the Annual State Convention.
  2. Upload Three Letters of Recommendation: One from a colleague, one from an administrator/supervisor and one from a current or former student.
  3. Upload Nominee's Written Statement: The eventual winner of this award will be eligible to complete for District and possible National honors. In anticipation of this, we are asking all candidates to respond to the following five characteristics submitted as a single pdf. No more than five pages of text to address the following five characteristics:
  • #1: The NC SHAPE Dance Education TOY should demonstrate understanding of the Dance Education Standards and how to support learning towards Physical Literacy. In your Written Statement, please address "How do you utilize/design your Dance Education curriculum for your students along with physical literacy?"
  • #2: The NC SHAPE Dance Education TOY utilizes various teaching methodologies and appropriate instructional practices. In your Written Statement, please address "What instructional practices and various teaching methods are utilized while teaching?"
  • #3: The NC SHAPE Dance Education TOY plans and implements innovative and diverse experiences to meet the needs of all students.  In your Written Statement, please address "How you address student needs inclusive of all students with various needs?"
  • #4: The NC SHAPE Dance Education TOY utilizes on-going student assessment as an essential component of his/her program. In your Written Statement, please address "What is your assessment philosophy and how does it align with your teaching?"
  • #5: The NC SHAPE Dance Education TOY advocates for the profession, participates in professional development, service through leadership, presentations and writings. In your Written Statement, please share "How do you obtain professional development, your involvement in leadership, writings and legislative initiatives?"

Instructions

Please complete the requirements above completely and submit as PDF forms:

  1. Cover Page (Click to download word doc)
  2. Written Statement - up to 5 pages
  3. Three letters of Recommendation

When submitting award forms please:

Members: Login to your account. Once you login on each of award page, click "New Submission."

Must be an NC SHAPE member at the time of the nomination.

Nomination Deadline: May 1st of each year.