NCTE presents several awards each year to recognize outstanding teachers of English language arts and literacy at all levels and to support teachers’ efforts to enhance their knowledge and teaching skills.
NCTE and Penguin Random House Teacher Award for Lifelong Readers & Maya Angelou Teacher Award for Poetry
Are you a teacher who fosters a passion and love of reading in students?
Are you taking risks in presenting books and literature or poetry to students in a unique way?
Are you committed to reluctant readers and visionary in your methods of reaching them?
Have you created a distinctive program that supports and promotes a community of readers beyond the classroom?
If this sounds like you, or a teacher you know, consider applying for or nominating someone for the NCTE and Penguin Random House Teacher Award for Lifelong Readers or the Maya Angelou Teacher Award for Poetry. Information regarding nominations for 2020 coming soon.
1 (one) $10,000 Penguin Random House and NCTE Teacher Award for Lifelong Readers grant award for use by the winning teacher, made payable to Awardee’s school.
1 (one) $10,000 Maya Angelou Teacher Award for Poetry designated for programs specifically centered around poetry, made payable to Awardee’s school.
$2,500 in Penguin Random House titles for Awardees’ respective schools.
Transportation, lodging, and conference registration for the two Awardees to attend the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado, November 19-22, 2020, if not already attending.
Select honorable mentions will receive Penguin Random House books for their classrooms.
Multimedia coverage of the winning teachers and schools via the Penguin Random House and NCTE websites, press releases, and newsletters.