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OnPoint Prize for Excellence: Sheryl Meservey

Félicitations à un de nos membres, Sheryl Meservey, nommée finaliste pour le prix « OnPoint Prize for Excellence !» Si vous voulez aider Sheryl, visitez ce lien et votez pour elle. La date limite est le 30 avril, 2011. On souhaite bonne chance à Sheryl !

Circle of Excellence

Congratulations to the teachers who reached our Circle of Excellence! These ten teachers were deemed to be the “best of the best” by the OnPoint Prize Selection Committee. From this group, the Committee will select the Educator of the Year and three finalists. We’ll also be awarding a Community Choice winner based on your votes!
    Educator of the Year
    One individual will get his/her mortgage paid for one year, plus $5,000 to his/her school for resources and supplies.
    One teacher will be voted Community Choice Winner
    All Circle of Excellence teachers will have the opportunity to be voted on by the public, via The Circle of Excellence teacher with the most votes will win the Community Choice Award, and will receive a $1,500 cash award and $1,500 for his/her school for resources and supplies. If the Community Choice winner is also the Educator of the Year chosen by committee, the teacher receiving the second most community votes will become the Community Choice winner. Voting starts April 22.
    Three individuals will be selected as Finalists
    They win $1,500 cash award, plus $1,500 for his/her school for resources and supplies.
    Awards will be given to five semi-finalists
    $250 for classroom resources and supplies.
To choose your favorite teacher, simply click on their name from the list below. Go to their profile page and click on the “vote” button. You can place only vote for the teacher of your choice. Additionally, only one vote can be cast from a single IP address. All computers in business and school networks may be on the same IP address, so you may not be able to vote from more than one computer per network. A successful vote will receive a “Thank you for voting” message. In the event the Community Choice winner has been chosen by the Selection Committee as Educator of the Year, the Community Choice winner will be the teacher who received the next highest number of votes.


Deadline June 15th, 2011: Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (TGC)

Teachers for GlobalClassrooms Program (TGC) (click for link)

 Secondary Teachers! Start an Application Today! Deadline: June 15, 2011 at 11:59pm EDT The *Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (TGC)* provides an opportunity for middle and high school teachers from the United States to participate in a professional development program aimed at globalizing U.S. classrooms.

Participants are selected through a national, open competition. TGC is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs (ECA) administered by IREX.

 Eligible applicants must be:
*Full-time secondary-level (middle or high school), teaching professionals with five or more years of classroom experience in disciplines including English as a Second Language, English Language or Literature, Social Studies, Mathematics, or Science
 *U.S. citizens

Program activities include:
*An online course designed specifically for U.S. teachers aiming to globalize their classrooms;
*Two Global Education Symposiums in Washington, DC; and
*An international fellowship through a ten-day country visit upon successful completion of online course.
*Travel under this program will be to *one* of the following countries:  Brazil, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Morocco, or Ukraine.

Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars

Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars

Dear Professors and Administrators:

Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars, an affiliate of the Seattle-Nantes Sister Cities Association, is happy to announce that it will award up to 4 scholarships of $1000 to qualified high school and college students whose permanent home is in western Washington, and who will be enrolled in French classes in a college or university in Washington State in the 2011-2012 academic year. The application is available online at our website: It is not a lengthy process but the application becomes valid only if received with transcript, and two appraisals by May 21, 2011.
Please inform your students and their parents as soon as possible so they can take advantage of this opportunity.
Merci !
Misa Bourdoiseau
Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars
Chers professeurs et administrateurs
Seattle-Nantes Dollars Dollars for Scholars, une filiale de l’Association de Jumelage Seattle-Nantes est heureuse d’annoncer qu’elle offrira cette année  jusqu'à 4 bourses de 1000 dollars pour les élèves du secondaire et les étudiants de premières années universitaires qui répondront aux critères demandés et dont la résidence permanente se situe dans la partie ouest du Washington. Les élèves ou étudiants désireux d’en faire la demande doivent être inscrits dans des cours de français dans un "community college" ou une université de l'état de Washington durant l'année scolaire 2011-2012. Le processus d’application n’est pas long, le formulaire de demande de bourses est disponible en ligne sur notre site, La demande ne sera cependant officiellement prise en compte qu’après réception du formulaire dûment rempli et des pièces justificatives demandées, le 21 mai 2011 au plus tard.
Veuillez bien partager cette information avec vos étudiants et leurs parents le plus vite possible afin qu’ils puissent bénéficier de cette chance qui leur est offerte.
Merci !
Misa Bourdoiseau
Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars