Language learning company Rosetta Stone is launching its first Emergent Bilingual Educators of the Year award program. The company is inviting K–12 teachers across the U.S. to submit 800-word essays explaining how a particular EL teacher is helping their students and how the program’s prize money will make a local impact. The entry period begins Monday, May 4, 2020 and ends Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. EST.
“We know that finding the time, data and resources to fully support emergent bilingual students is an incredible challenge—especially in today’s remote learning environment,” said Liz Brooke, Chief Learning Officer of Rosetta Stone. “With this award program, we want to recognize and support the amazing work EL educators are doing nationwide by highlighting outstanding examples of teacher excellence.”
Following the entry period, a panel of judges will evaluate and score each essay based on the following criteria:
- teacher’s innovative approach to helping emergent bilingual students (50%)
- teacher’s impact in the classroom and in the community (25%)
- quality of expression and writing (25%)
Based on the strength of the essays:
- One grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 grant for their school’s ELL program
- Two runners-up will receive a $5,000 grant for their school’s ELL program
- The grand prize winner, runners-up, and seven additional winners of the Emergent Bilingual Educators of the Year award program will win a license to the Rosetta Stone® English for Education language learning program for their school for one semester, valued at $7,500.
Winners will be announced at a live-streamed award ceremony in October.
For more details, visit education.rosettastone.com/emergent-bilingual-educators-of-the-year.