Nominate the Leaders!

Here is another great award that recognizes leaders in education, please pass it along:

Recognize Great Teachers!
Applications are now being accepted nationwide for individuals who implement creative learning programs in their communities, helping to push education progress to new heights. Cable’s Leaders in Learning Awards recognize outstanding educators, administrators, policymakers, and other community leaders at the forefront of innovation in education. Applications are now being accepted online for individuals who are using new ideas to educate and new technology to better prepare young students for the future.
Applications and recommendations can be submitted online via www.LeadersinLearningAwards.org (this is an online-only process). The application period closes January 16, 2008.

Cable’s Leaders in Learning Awards recognize a broad array of innovators, including:
Highly inventive classroom educators, administrators, community leaders, and policymakers who are transforming education from kindergarten through high school.
Those who have had a major impact on educating youth both in and out of the classroom.
Those who have adopted innovative learning practices that have transformed an aspect of education on a large or small scale.
In addition to national and local recognition, winners receive:
A $3,000 cash prize.
An all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC in June, 2008.
o While in Washington, award recipients will visit with members of Congress to talk about their award-winning programs.
o Winners will attend a spectacular Gala event with policymakers, government officials, leaders of the national education community, cable industry executives, and other VIPS.
Cable’s Leaders in Learning Awards, administered by Cable in the Classroom, recognize innovative programs in five categories: General Excellence, Cable Partnerships for Learning, Pushing the Envelope, Policymaker Excellence and Media Literacy Education. For more information on the awards and categories, and to apply online, please visit: www.LeadersinLearningAwards.org.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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