AWARD NOMINATIONS

SPECIAL CALL FOR P-12 PRESENTERS & TEACHER-AS-RESEARCHER AWARD

The Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA) extends a call for teacher-researchers to present their work at the 49th Annual Conference in October 2018. We encourage teachers, professional learning teams, coaches, school administrators, and other stakeholders to submit a proposal. Proposals can focus on completed research projects or works in progress. [See call for proposals for more information.] Consider submitting proposals based on students’ learning goals, growth targets, and teacher artifacts that show evidence of practice. Other hot topics include:

  • Culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Supporting diverse learners
  • Project-based learning
  • Inclusive classrooms
  • Co-teaching/collaborative teaching
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Literacy across the curriculum
  • Technology integration
  • Assessment
  • Interdisciplinary planning and teaching
  • Building classroom community
  • Home-school nexus
  • Reading intervention and remediation
  • Multi-purpose writing
  • Teacher evaluation
  • Coaching 

This conference is an ideal forum for teachers enrolled in graduate programs to disseminate their research. Teacher-researchers should also apply for the Teacher-as-Researcher (TAR) Award. The TAR recipient is a teacher (P-12; i.e., preschool through high school) who has conducted classroom research to modify and improve his or her teaching efforts and instructional effectiveness. The purpose of the award is to encourage teachers to conduct research and to use the findings of that research to inform their own teaching. Applications are due June 30, 2018.

All attendees must register for the conference. Check the NERA website in May for information about how to register. Professional development credits for conference attendance are available. Please feel free to contact Dr. Tina Tsiokris at tinatsiokris@hotmail.com with any questions.


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE THOMAS F. DONLON MEMORIAL AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED MENTORING

The Thomas F. Donlon Memorial Award for Distinguished Mentoring was established in 2000 in recognition of Tom’s long and valued contributions to NERA, particularly as a mentor to so many colleagues. Since then the award has been presented annually to NERA members who have demonstrated distinction as mentors of colleagues and students by guiding them and helping them find productive paths toward developing their careers as educational researchers.
 
The practice of mentoring in education has been going on for centuries, and most of us can name a person who helped us move our careers along by being more than just a friend or colleague. That person may have been an advisor in developing your research agenda or perhaps brought you to NERA for the first time after suggesting that you might be ready for a conference presentation.
 
Nominations are again being sought for this annual award. Nominees must be NERA members and may be nominated by any member(s) of NERA to whom they served as mentors. If you would like to see a member of NERA who was your mentor be recognized for his/her contributions to your success, send your nomination to Marcia Delcourt via email at delcourtm@wcsu.edu by June 30, 2019. In addition to the nomination letter, all nominations must be accompanied by at least three letters of support indicating how the nominee distinguished her/himself as a mentor. Up to five separate letters of support can be sent for each nominee. The award will be presented at the 2019 NERA conference. Please contact Marcy if you have any questions about the Donlon Award or the nomination process. 
 
Information about the 2018 award recipient, Dr. Jody Piro, is located at https://www.nera-education.org/thomas_f_donlon_memorial_awar.php.
 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE LEO D. DOHERTY MEMORIAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE TO NERA

The Leo D. Doherty Memorial Award is given to a longstanding NERA member who exemplifies the qualities that Leo Doherty brought to NERA members, his colleagues, and students throughout his career. The award, instituted by the NERA Board of Directors in 1981, honors the memory of Leo Doherty. He was instrumental in the development and growth of NERA as a professional association for educational research.
 
His leadership qualities, which were both ethical and humane, encouraged others to pursue and achieve their goals. Thus, this award is presented to NERA members who have exhibited outstanding leadership and service to our organization.
 
Nomination letters should be sent as an email attachment to April Zenisky at azenisky@educ.umass.edu no later than June 30, 2019. Nomination letters should explicitly name the nominee and offer a concise and compelling case for the candidate in terms of their leadership and service to NERA. Inquiries regarding this award may also be sent to April.
 
For information on the 2018 award recipient, Steven Holtzman, please check out https://www.nera-education.org/leo_d_doherty_memorial_award.php.


CALL FOR LORNE H. WOOLLATT DISTINGUISHED PAPER AWARD

Looking for a way to serve NERA? Consider helping to review NERA papers for the Woollatt Distinguished Paper Award Committee.
 
Each year in November, members of the committee are assigned 1–4 papers to read and review. The committee members anonymously and independently evaluate each submission using an established scoring guide. Committee members are appointed by the NERA President as this is an important role that helps determine which paper will represent NERA at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting each spring. Each year the recipient of this award receives a $500 stipend to travel to the AERA conference, and presents the winning paper during a special session for the distinguished papers from each of the regional educational research associations.
 
The Lorne H. Woollatt Distinguished Paper Award is named in honor of Lorne Woollatt, a distinguished New York State educator and NERA member. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please email the committee Chair, Abby, at lau.abigail@gmail.com.



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