2013 Robinson-Roeder-Ward Fellowship for K-12 Educators
Monday, March 18, 2013
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
The AFS Folklore and Education Section honors Beverly
Robinson, Bea Roeder, and Vaughn Ward with a fellowship that allows a K-12
educator to attend AFS and participate in a session.
Overview: AFS Folklore and Education Section members are
encouraged to coordinate AFS sessions that include K-12 teachers and related
educators. The R-R-W award can support this effort by offering an award of $250
for a selected teacher attending AFS who has been nominated by an Education
Criteria: The nomination will consist of a letter written by
the teacher to the R-R-W committee. One additional letter of support from the
AFS education section member may be included with the nomination. The criteria
that will be assigned to decide the award winner will include the teacher’s
demonstrated interest in engaging with folk and traditional arts and the
proposed impact of attending the AFS annual meetings for both the teacher’s
home school and/or AFS members who will have an opportunity to meet this
Timeline: After AFS proposals are submitted, section members
should then nominate teachers for the fellowship. Committee members will work
with AFS leadership to request a waiver of AFS meeting fees and one year
complimentary Ed Section membership. Committee members are encouraged to be
proactive in identifying a teacher and panel for a proposal submission to AFS.
The timeline for nominations is flexible, and the deadline can be established by
the R-R-W committee after AFS sends out acceptance letters for session
proposals in June. Recipient will be notified by September.
Who They Are: Learn more about Beverly Robinson, Bea Roeder,
and Vaughn Ward on the Education Section's page of the AFS web site http://www.afsnet.org/?page=FolkloreEd
Contact Paddy Bowman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.