Association of Teacher Educators in Virginia
 

Awards

ATE-VA has a long and distinguished history promoting partnerships between Virginia public schools and Virginia colleges and universities.

Each spring at our conference, ATE-VA recognizes a student researcher and honors a partnership project. 

 
The JMU College of Education was recognized with the 2019 School/University Partnership Award for their project,  Sharing Space: Building Reciprocal Relationships Between Preschool and University Classrooms .

The JMU College of Education was recognized with the 2019 School/University Partnership Award for their project, Sharing Space: Building Reciprocal Relationships Between Preschool and University Classrooms.

School/University Partnership Project Award

The partnership award supports collaborative projects between schools and universities that promote student learning and well-being and teacher preparation.  Proposals should describe how the projects have been collaboratively designed by school and university partners and how, based on research and best-practice, project activities will lead to improving student learning and well-being and to improving teacher preparation.  Preference will be given to projects strong in design and further into the process of implementation.

Who is eligible?
School and university faculty and students associated with Virginia teacher preparation programs.

The Award
Each award will include a certificate.  The award recipient will be reimbursed for travel to the spring conference.

The Award Process
The President of ATE-VA will appoint a Chair who will convene the Awards Committee. Committee members must be members of ATE-VA.  Applications will be available at the fall ATE-VA conference, will be posted on the web-site, and will be emailed to all ATE-VA members by the Executive Director of ATE-VA.  Applications must be submitted online to the Chair or Co-Chairs using this form.  Awards will be presented at the spring conference. Deadlines for submissions appear on the applications.  Email questions to: Jane Huffman jhuffma2@umw.edu.

Katherine Michaela Phillips of Randolph College was honored with the 2019 Teacher Researcher Award. Her study,  Alternative High School Classroom: Hands-On Learning in Science , examined the effectiveness of using a hands-on or lecture-based teaching approach in a small, alternative high school biology classroom by measuring student achievement and attitudes toward science content.

Katherine Michaela Phillips of Randolph College was honored with the 2019 Teacher Researcher Award. Her study, Alternative High School Classroom: Hands-On Learning in Science, examined the effectiveness of using a hands-on or lecture-based teaching approach in a small, alternative high school biology classroom by measuring student achievement and attitudes toward science content.

Teacher Research Award

Educator preparation programs seek to ensure candidates at both the initial and advanced level develop a professional habit of inquiry and reflection about teaching and learning. Teaching and practice inform research, and research and inquiry inform teaching and practice.

The Teacher Research Award recognizes candidates who, at any point in their undergraduate or graduate program in education, design and implement research projects addressing key issues in student learning and/or teacher development. The research proposals describe current research and literature regarding the issue and clearly outline the proposed research project. Project proposals are expected to exemplify strong research design and methodology. Awards will be given for research at various stages in the process, with preference given to those projects further into the process of implementation. The recipient of the award must also be willing to work with the faculty mentor to prepare an article defining the research for publication in The Teacher Educators’ Journal, a publication of ATE-VA.

Who is eligible?

  • Students enrolled in initial licensure education programs in Virginia and
    whose proposals are nominated by faculty members in their program.

  • Students enrolled in graduate programs in education in Virginia and
    whose proposals are nominiated by faculty members in their program.

The Award
The award will include a certificate and a monetary award. Applicants may also receive certificates of recognition without a monetary award.

The Award Process
The President of ATE-VA will appoint a Chair who will convene the Awards Committee. Committee members must be members of ATE-VA. Applications will be available at the fall ATE-VA conference, will be posted on the web-site, and will be emailed to all ATE-VA members by the Executive Director of ATE-VA. Applications must be submitted online to the Chair or Co-Chairs using this form. Awards will be presented at the spring conference. Deadlines for submissions appear on the applications. Email questions to: Jane Huffman, jhuffma2@umw.edu.