TNTP announces that Fishman Prize nominations opened yesterday.
Launched in 2012, the Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice is an annual award for exceptionally effective teachers working in high-poverty public schools. No more than five teachers are awarded the prize each year. The prize is named for Shira Fishman, a TNTP-trained math teacher currently teaching at McKinley Technology High School in Washington, DC.
In addition to receiving $25,000 each, Fishman Prize winners participate in an intensive summer residency during which they reflect critically on their classroom practice, explore the larger issues that shape their profession, and write a short paper on the elements of effective teaching. The residency enables the winners to share their expertise with educators across the country without taking time away from the classrooms where they do their best work.
The application period for the 2013 Fishman Prize opens November 6, 2012. Early application deadline is December 3, 2012. Apply for the Fishman Prize or nominate a friend, then follow TNTP on Facebook or sign up to receive updates.
I blogged about the booklet published by last year's Fishman winners here.