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Carroll Center announces new award for TVI’s; Nominations now being accepted

CarrollKids Award For the Advancement of Student Literacy Through Quality Instruction.

“Literate Teachers Create Literate Students”


TVIs who are licensed and employed in Massachusetts, and who have a minimum of four years of professional experience. The recipient of this award shall have demonstrated substantial initiative and success in advancing the literacy skills of students with visual impairment.

Nomination Protocol

Teachers may be nominated by a colleague, a parent, current or past student or by a supervisor/administrator. Teachers are also encouraged to consider self-nominating. Nomination packets should include the following information:

  1. Three letters of recommendation (one each from a student/parent, supervisor/administrator and colleague)
  2. Current resume
  3. Description of outstanding projects, teacher-made materials or instructional strategies, developed or enhanced by the teacher, which have enriched the lives of students in accomplishing their educational and personal goals toward literacy
  4. Description of professional development activities and contributions to the field through workshops, conferences, committees, volunteer efforts, etc

Send to:

Sue Malone, Educational Services Department
Carroll Center for the Blind
770 Centre Street
Newton MA 02458

Selection Committee:

All nominations/applications will be reviewed by a committee of four people who represent local, regional and national organizations, such as The Carroll Center, NAPVI, AMESVI, UMass Boston, BC, APH, AER and AFB.

Due Date: December 12, 2008

Decision Date: Mid-January, 2009

More Information

More information about this award can be found in the Awards section of our website.

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