Nominate for 2017 Behring Teacher Awards
Nominate an Educator for NHD's Teacher Awards Quality teachers are critical to student success. NHD recognizes their outstanding work and dedication to their students and the NHD program through offering annual teaching awards. Do you know an outstanding NHD educator? Then nominate him or her for the Behring Award.
Patricia Behring sponsors the Partricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award, which recognizes outstanding NHD teachers. Two winners, one at both the junior level and senior level, will be selected from each affiliate. The winners of the national awards will be selected from among the affiliate awardees. Each affiliate winner will be awarded $500 and the national winners will receive $10,000. Teachers may be nominated by a peer, parent, or principal Applications are due to affiliate coordinators by January 1, 2017
To be eligible, a teacher must be a participant in the NHD program and be nominated by an NHD coordinator. The evaluation criteria are as follows:
Development and use of creative teaching methods that interest students in history and help them make exciting discoveries about the past. Strong applications will include an explanation and specific examples demonstrating:
- Active learning projects, such as mock debates or oral history projects;
- Innovative use of primary sources;
- Integrated technology in history research and classroom learning;
- Teaching methods which link history to students’ broader interests (e.g., using interdisciplinary approaches to historical topics or by developing projects that link history to current events, debates, and issues); and
- The use of teaching methods that build a range of skills in students as they study history.
- Exemplary support and guidance for students working on NHD projects;
- Assistance in helping students showcase their projects within the community and/or publish their material;
- Overall commitment to the intellectual development of individual students; and
- Encouragement of students to use their understanding of history to become engaged, informed citizens in their community and beyond.