Teacher Award Entry Deadline Nov. 30, 2012

The Fair Media Council’s Media Savvy Teacher Award recognizes 4th, 5th and 6th grade teachers who are using news in their classrooms. Sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union.

FMC wants to encourage teachers to use news in the classroom, and makes it easy to enter our awards program! Here’s what you need to know…

Entries are due by Nov. 30,  2012  and will be judged by community leaders.

Media Savvy Teacher Awards Entry Form

NEW: We’re introducing new categories to this program:

  • Financial Literacy: To create money savvy kids
  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention (in conjunction with LICADD) Literacy: To create kids with healthy minds & healthy bodies.
  • General News Literacy: To further kids’ understanding of local, national and world events

Criteria:

Past Winners of FMC’s Media Savvy Teacher Awards:

2012

Anastasia Gavalas, Education Consultant, Southampton Elementary School, Southampton, N.Y.: Students used the media to research prominent leaders and the impact of those leaders on society. They then formed their own ideas on effective leadership and presented their ideas in the form of a book and video.

2011

Suzanne Story, Fifth Grade Teacher, Longwood Middle School, Middle Island, N.Y.: Students were taught how to podcast, using news stories they had created, based on actual current events.

2010

Evan Curran, Fourth Grade Teacher, Laddie Decker School, Sound Beach, N.Y.: Students were taught how to blog and corresponded with soldiers in Afganistan to enhance the learning experience. The project incorporated the advancement of technology and English skills, as well as current events, history and geography.

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