THE NATIONAL TEACHERS HALL OF FAME
BREAKING NEWS: The NTHF has raised the down payment of $40,000 to begin construction on the MEMORIAL TO FALLEN EDUCATORS, thanks to the generosity of Pearson Foundation and Security Benefit Corporation. The 10' by 10' black granite monument, with benches, walkway, illumination and landsacping will be a permanent tribute to those school personnel who have given their lives doing what they love-- working with America's school children. The 50 plus names will be etched on the framed book and constructed near the one-room schoolhouse on the Emporia State University campus. Groundbreaking will be on June 13th, and dedication ceremonies will be held in the early fall. We need everyone's help now in making this dream a reality as we work to raise the remaining $160,000. Major donors' names will be etched on granite near the monument, and all donors' names will be on display in The NTHF Museum. Won't you please consider donating ? If everyone in education would send just $1.00, we could easily meet our goal. Please be a part of our mission to honor teachers. Contact us at (620) 341-5660 for details. Or, send your donation to NTHF/Memorial, 1200 Commercial, Box 4017, Emporia, KS 66801. Please read what John Wilson of Pearson Foundation has to say in his recent blog:
GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR TEACHERS:
Workshop – “Bridges to Literacy”
All teachers can help English Language Learners
Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan
Friday – June 14, 2013 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
@ Emporia State University
$25.00 pre-registered $30.00 at the door
Dr. Cárdenas-Hagan is the author of Esperanza (HOPE): a Spanish language program. Her research interests include the development of early reading assessments for Spanish speaking students in addition to the development of reading interventions for bilingual students. She has authored curricular programs, book chapters, and journal articles related to oracy and literacy development for English language learners.
WELLS – Two Days
Thursday, June, 13 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. &
Saturday, June 15 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$475 includes material
The WELLS (Working with English Language Learners) program is a transition to English program. It can help teachers, special educators and speech and language therapists to provide a systematic and explicit approach for teaching English language and literacy skills to Spanish-speaking English language learners. The program addresses an evidence based approach to literacy by including the five components of literacy. Specific strategies for designing and implementing effective transition lessons which build upon native language literacy skills will be included. Teachers also receive assessment forms in Spanish and English. WELLS includes the WOW workshop.
WOW – One Day
Saturday, June 15 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$225 includes material
WOW (Words of Our World) is a vocabulary program which addresses the use of cognates and common roots in Spanish and English to further develop word knowledge. Students in bilingual and/or dual language programs can benefit from this program. Students who are interested in learning Spanish can use their knowledge of English to develop Spanish vocabulary. In addition, students who are native Spanish speakers can use their native language to further develop their English vocabulary skills. Lessons include graphic organizers, visual aids and a “hands-on” approach for working with and discovering new words.
CLASS of 2013 NEW INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED
Five teachers from Maryland to Texas received word on April 9th that they are members of the Class of 2013, to be inducted on June 14th. While visiting Washington DC on May 3rd, they met with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and were honored by the National Education Association. The new inductees are:
Deborah Cornelison 9th grade Physical Science, Byng Junior High, Ada Oklahoma
Rebecca Gault 6th grade Language Arts, Bel Air Middle School, Bel Air, Maryland
Darryl Johnson 10-12th grade English/ Language Arts, Smithville High School, Smithville, Missouri
Martha McLeod 5th grade Science Lab instructor/ Subject area coordinator, Fulton 4-5 Learning Center, Rockport, Texas
TV coverage for Martha McLeod's assembly: http://www.kiiitv.com/story/21925036/rockport-teacher-inducted-into-national-teachers-hall-of-fame;
newspaper coverage of the Washington DC visit:
Beth Vernon 8th grade Earth and Space Science, Brittany Hill Middle School, Blue Springs, Missouri
TV coverage for Beth Vernon's assembly:
Read John Wilson's blog about our Washington visit:
CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF THE NEW INDUCTEES AND THE WASHINGTON DC VISIT AND NEA RECEPTION.
NTHF MISSION AND VISION:
The mission of The National Teachers Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor exceptional career teachers, encourage excellence in teaching, and preserve the rich heritage of the teaching profession in the United States.
The vision of The National Teachers Hall of Fame is to be a prominent national organization that enhances the public's awareness of the vital role of education in society by working collaboratively with national education organizations and building linkages with other national teacher recognition programs. The Hall of Fame will recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of exceptional career teachers, preserve their careers in museum and virtual formats, and utilize their skills and experiences to elevate teacher quality and student learning through integrated programming.
OUR GENEROUS PARTNERS:
ONE IN A MILLION:
The "One in a Million--Teachers Who Make a Difference" is a nation-wide initiative to collect the names of one million teachers who have made a difference in students' lives.