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In Alerts on April 11, 2019 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: ,

Send in your self-nomination for the Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award for Civics and History Teachers. The University of Kentucky Libraries Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center and the National Archives invite Kentucky K-12 history and civics teachers to apply for the Clements Award. Up to three educators will win $1,000 each.

Applications are due May 10th!

The Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award honors the late Earle C. Clements‘ lifelong commitment to education and public service by recognizing promising and innovative Kentucky educators.

Review award criteria and submit an application online here:
https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3z1WMOjIX1ZusL3?Q_JFE=qdg

Email Deirdre Scaggs deirdre@uky.edu if you have questions – include Clements Award in the subject line.

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Clements award winner

In Spotlight on August 31, 2016 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , ,

Congratulations to Margaret Lynn Brewer of Scott County High School – winner of the Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award!

On August 9, 2016, U.S. Archivist David S. Ferriero presented the award on behalf of the National Archives and the University Kentucky Libraries Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center. Margaret Lynn Brewer is a world civilization teacher and UK College of Education doctoral student.

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Timothy Peterson wins NARA’s Clements Innovation in Education Award

In Spotlight on July 9, 2015 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: ,

Tim Peterson holding Clements award with David Ferriero and Bess Clements Abell

Tim Peterson (right) with Clements’ daughter, Bess Clements Abell (left), and US Archivist David Ferriero (center). Photo by Taylor McClure, UKPR.

On July 8th, the National Archives, in conjunction with the UK Libraries Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center, presented the inaugural Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award for Civics and History Teachers to Timothy A. Peterson. Mr. Peterson teaches AP World History, US History, AP Human Geography, AP European and AP US History at Taylor County High School.

This award was announced at the KATH Annual Meeting last year (see the meeting agenda here). See more about the inaugural award ceremony at UK yesterday in the UKnow press release.

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Clements Award

In Alerts on March 16, 2015 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , , , , , ,

The National Archives and the University of Kentucky Libraries Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center are pleased to announce the Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award for Civics and History Teachers (Clements Award).

The Clements Award honors the life and career of the late Earle C. Clements and his lifelong commitment to education and public service. Clements’ political career included service as a county sheriff, clerk, and judge; in the state senate and as governor; and in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, where he was a close colleague to Lyndon Baines Johnson. Bess Abell, Clements’ daughter, is both a board member of the Foundation for the National Archives and alum of the University of Kentucky. [NOTE: This award was announced at our last KATH meeting – see more at the 2014 Annual Meeting webpage.]

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 10, 2015 (postmarked or emailed by)

Three teachers throughout the state will be selected by an independent review panel for the Clements Award and will receive $1,000 each.  The award criteria include the following:

Teacher’s knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, the subject and commitment to increasing student awareness of the importance of public service. Demonstrates expertise in civics and history content and the ability to share it with students

  • Conveys enthusiasm for teaching civics and history and motivates students to learn and achieve
  • Employs active learning techniques and inspires students to be informed and active citizens

Impact on Student Success

  • Motivates students to achieve high standards
  • Initiates critical thinking and fosters informed student discussion
  • Promotes academic success and cultivates a love of learning in students of all abilities and backgrounds

Evidence of creativity and innovation

  • Improves learning by using creative, original, and effective teaching methods
  • Uses technology in innovative ways to improve learning outcomes
  • Incorporates primary sources in innovative lessons that improve student achievement

Eligibility: All high school history and civics (social studies) teachers

Application packets must include the following:

  1.      Completed application
  2.      Letter from applicant addressing above criteria
  3.      Letter of support from principal
  4.      Sample assignment
  5.      Other supporting materials (may include student letters of support)

Timeline

Application deadline April 10, 2015
Award notification by May 4, 2015
Award ceremony in Lexington, KY June 2015

Application packets may be sent via mail:

Clements Award
Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0039

or completed electronically https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3z1WMOjIX1ZusL3

Questions: contact Deirdre A. Scaggs, Associate Dean, Special Collections Research Center, University of Kentucky Libraries, via email at deirdre@uky.edu.

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Earle C. Clements Award

Be sure all history and social studies teachers attend the KATH Annual Meeting this year!

Earle C. Clements

Earle C. Clements (1896 – 1985), Kentucky congressman and Governor

Charles Flanagan from the National Archives will be announcing the new Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award for Civics and History teachers in Kentucky. This award is the result of a partnership between the UK Libraries Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center (where the Earle C. Clements Collection resides) and the National Archives. The criteria will include the teacher’s knowledge of and enthusiasm for the subject, impact on student success, and evidence of creativity and innovation.

Deirdre A. Scaggs, Associate Dean of UK Libraries for the Special Collections Research Center and Co-Director of the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center, is spearheading this collaborative effort. She tells us that the award will “reflect the values central to the career of Kentucky politician Earle C. Clements, including public service at all levels of community, respect for civil discourse, willingness to compromise, and dedication to improving education in Kentucky.”

KATH is proud to be invited by the UK Libraries and the National Archives to help launch this great initiative to support the best use of primary sources in Kentucky classrooms.

Posted September 25, 2014 by Randolph Hollingsworth

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