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Call for NOMINATIONS: Annual NAME Awards

Members of NAME are invited to nominate
outstanding colleagues and agencies to receive one of NAME’s Annual Awards
 for their superlative work in the fields
of Multicultural Education and social justice. 

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TIMELINE:

    • Nominations must be completed and submitted with any supplemental documentation by September 30, 2014.
    • Presentation of the awards occurs at the President’s Banquet, November 8thduring the annual international NAME conference in Oakland CA. 

This collection of awards is granted annually to celebrate innovative individuals and institutions who have made outstanding contributions to Multicultural Education. Making nominations for the NAME Awards is a privilege of NAME membership.

  • G. Pritchy Smith Multicultural Educator of the Year Award
    A multicultural educator can be a PreK through 12th grade classroom teacher, a teacher in higher education, a community activist or any person – including a student  who serves to educate others. Two awards may be given; one for a person from the area where our national conference is held, and one from any other location. An educator may be nominated for this NAME Award if he or she meets the following eligibility criteria:
    A)   There is evidence of long term, scholarly commitment to teaching from a multicultural perspective.
    B)   There are multiple facets of diversity (e.g., race, ethnicity, social class, gender, language, sexual orientation, exceptionality, belief systems) addressed in the recipient’s work.
    C)   The recipient is an example of multicultural ideals and practices (e.g., teaching excellence, service in the community, participation in local, regional, or national organizations).
  • Carl A. Grant Research Award
    An Award will be given to an individual or group that has made a significant contribution to advancing our knowledge of multicultural education through research. Two awards may be given; one for a person from the area where our national conference is held, and one from any other location.An educator may be nominated for this NAME Award if he or she meets the following eligibility criteria:A)        Long term, scholarly commitment to multicultural education.
    B)  A multicultural theoretical framework with an established chain of inquiry.
    C)  The research addresses multiple facets of diversity
    D)  Investigates complex issues in novels ways that lead to deeper understanding of the manner in which multicultural issues manifest themselves in schools and society.
    E)   Established publication record.
    F)   Established record of sharing research results with colleagues in   professional forum
    G)   Break new ground in our thinking about multicultural issues.
  • Carter Godwin G. Woodson Award
    The Carter G. Woodson Service Award is named for Dr. Woodson in recognition of his dynamic scholarly leadership in establishing the origins of the multicultural movement by building an institution devoted to correcting the misinterpretations in American History being taught to America’s children when he established The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (now African American Life and History (ASALH)) in 1915. When Dr. Woodson began Negro History Week in 1926 that ultimately became Black History Month in 1976, his desire was that other ethnic groups would follow this model to add to the annals of United States history their rich historical contributions as well.  In the 1980s, thirty years after his death, his dream was realized when groups throughout the country began to establish month-long celebrations honoring their cultural legacies.  In the tradition of Dr. Woodson, the Woodson Award symbolizes excellence in multicultural writing, scholarship and achievements in multicultural life, history and culture.
    The Carter Godwin Woodson Service Award is presented to an individual whose career has been highlighted with service to multicultural education that continuously corrects the deficiencies in American history where African American History and the history of other cultures is misinterpreted, distorted, or ignored.  This symbolizes the life of Dr. Woodson.  In the Woodson tradition, the recipient’s career is distinguished through at least a decade of work in the field of multiculturalism and must have contributed and/or published in the field of multiculturalism.
    This award will be given annually to a person who possesses the following qualitiesA member of NAME;
  • A)   A person who has been an active supporter and contributor to the work of NAME for 10 or more years;
    B)   A person whose service to NAME has contributed significantly to its mission and can be identified in at least three of six areas, (i.e. branches, executive board, fundraising, multicultural education research or writing, multicultural educational programs; mentoring);  and
    C)  An individual whose career has been highlighted with service to multicultural education, and service to the community.
  • This symbolizes the life of Dr. Woodson.  Dr. Woodson devoted his entire life and resources to chronicling African American history.  The NAME Woodson Award symbolizes excellence in research, writing, scholarship, service to the community, mentoring and achievement in multicultural life, history and culture.  The person selected must be a servant to the community and must have contributed to the National Association for Multicultural Educators.

 

  • Multicultural Children’s Publication Award
    In order for a children’s publication to be considered for this NAME Award, it must meet the following eligibility criteria:
    A)   Fosters awareness, acceptance, and affirmation of diversity with PreK through  grade 12 students.
  • B)     It is an original work that has wide audience appeal and creates an interest in multicultural issues.
    C)    Contributes to the development of multicultural education (e.g., adds to the knowledge base, fosters personal growth).
    D)   The author has appropriate credentials (e.g., has field in the work of multicultural education or with multicultural populations).
    E)    Maintains high multicultural standards in its genre (e.g., scholarly, well written, well illustrated, well researched).
     
  • Multicultural Media Award
    In order for a media selection to be considered for the NAME Media Award, it must meet the following eligibility criteria:
    A)   Fosters awareness, acceptance, and affirmation of diversity in society.B)    It is an original work that has wide audience appeal and creates an interest in multicultural issues.C)    Contributes to the development of multicultural education (e.g., adds to the knowledge base, informs policymakers, fosters personal growth).D)   The author has appropriate credentials (e.g., has field in the work of multicultural education or with multicultural populations).
    E)  Maintains high multicultural standards in its genre.
  • Rose Duhon-Sells Multicultural Program Award
    An Award given to an educational organization (e.g., school, community group) whose program exemplifies NAME goals.Two awards may be presented; one for a local effort in the community where our national conference is held, and one from any other location.A Multicultural Program may be nominated for this NAME Award if it meets the following eligibility criteria:A)   The mission and goals of the program reflect attention to multiple facets of diversity.
    B)    The program meets the needs of a diverse population or seeks to expand multiculturalism for monocultural populations.
    C)    The program offers a curriculum that responds to the diversity of our nation and prepares students to be active participants in our democratic society.
    D)   The program offers effective instructional strategies for the population it serves.
    E)    The program fosters connections between home, school, and community.
    F)     There are documented results to share with the larger educational community.
  • NAME Presidential Chapter Award
  • This Award will be presented annually to the President of the chapter that has shown exemplary recruitment, retention of members and whose programs and activities exemplifies NAME goals:

A Chapter may be nominated for this NAME Award if it meets the following eligibility criteria:

A)  The mission and goals of the chapter reflect attention to multiple facets of diversity.
B)  The chapter meets the needs of a diverse population or seeks to expand multiculturalism in education.
C)  The chapter offers programs or holds conferences that responds to the diversity of our nation and prepares participants to be active in our democratic society.
D)   There are documented results to share with the larger educational community.
E) The members of this chapter must also hold a current membership with the national organization,
F)  The chapter must be in good standing with the National Office.

Philip C. Chinn Multicultural Book Award
A Multicultural Book Award is given to a trade or textbook used primarily by adults. It must meet the following eligibility criteria:A) Fosters awareness, acceptance, and affirmation of diversity in society.
B)  Is an original work that has wide audience appeal and creates an interest in multicultural issues.
C)  Contributes to the development of multicultural education (e.g., adds to the knowledge base, informs policymakers, fosters personal growth).
D)   The author has appropriate credentials (e.g., has field in the work of multicultural education or with multicultural populations).
E) Maintains high multicultural standards in its genre (e.g. scholarly, well-written, well illustrated, well researched).

Agency/Institution/Corporate Award Equity

  • This award is given to an agency (e.g. agency, corporation, institution, business) that has made a major contribution to supporting and advancing the mission and goals of NAME
  • Social Justice Advocacy Award

The Equity and Social Justice Advocacy Award is given annually to an individual in the public sphere who has used her or his celebrity or social standing to advocate for the elimination of oppression and the establishment of equity and social justice in schools and the larger society.

The recipient must have demonstrated her or his advocacy through activism, not simply through financial contributions. Activism can include, but is not limited to, political or community organizing, leading or participating in educational campaigns regarding social justice and human rights, engaging the arts for social justice advocacy, playing a leadership role in a non-governmental agency or non-profit organization that advocates educational equity and social justice, or demonstrating a more general and consistent commitment to advocating for the political and educational rights of dispossessed people.

Nominees must demonstrate the following eligibility criteria:
A) A long term commitment to advocating equity and social justice in schools and/or society; and

B)  A commitment to using her or his celebrity status to advocate publicly and explicitly to fight for equity and social justice.

 

NOTE: When submitting a nomination for an award, members will be asked to initial agreement with the following statements:

   “I understand and agree to the following guidelines:

  • Making nominations is a membership benefit for NAME member
  • Nominees must embody the multicultural social justice values of NAME.
  • I can submit an entry for each category. 
  • I may make multiple nominations for each category. 
  • I do not need to enter a nomination in each category. 
  • All nominations will be made electronically through the NAME Awards nomination submission system.
  • I understand that for each nomination I must write and upload a document addressing WHY I believe the nominee should receive the award, BASED ON THE CRITERIA described for that award.
  • I will submit all electronic materials and links to materials related to my nomination that would be helpful in the awards committee’s decision-making process. 
    • For example, if I am nominating a “video,” I will post the video on YouTube and provide a link to the video within the nomination and document.  If I am nominating a “book,” I will  include an electronic copy of the book  or a link to the electronic version of the book, when I upload the nomination materials. 
  • ?I understand that the more documentation provided via a link in the nomination document or uploaded,  the more likely it is that the committee will have adequate information for considering the nominee.
  • Nominations without any documentation WILL NOT BE considered for an award. 
  • All persons submitting nominations must be current members in good standing of NAME, membership of nominators will be verified.  
  • I understand that self-nominations, are not accepted.
  • I understand that nominees must be aware that the nomination is being submitted.
  • I understand that award winners must be available to attend the NAME Awards Banquet on November 8, 2014.
  • I will not nominate anyone who cannot attend the awards banquet to receive their award.
  • I understand that the award winners will receive the following:
    • 2 tickets to the NAME Awards Banquet on Nov 8, 2014,
    • discount room at the conference or banquet venue (based on availability),
    • the NAME 2014 award,
    • inclusion in the NAME program (if required info is provide by deadline),
    • inclusion on the NAME website awards page and,
    • a one year NAME membership”

DOWNLOAD the NAME 2014 Awards FORMS

••• 
CLICK for ON-LINE SUBMISSION of a 2014 NAME Awards Nomination 

DEADLINE: Nominations must be completed and submitted with any
supplemental documentation by 
September 30, 2014

This collection of awards is granted annually to celebrate innovative individuals and institutions who have made outstanding contributions to Multicultural Education. Making nominations for the NAME Awards is a privilege of NAME membership.