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2013 Robinson-Roeder-Ward Fellowship for K-12 Educators

Monday, March 18, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
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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 Section member.

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 teacher.

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

Contact Paddy Bowman at for more information.

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