Seeking Submissions for the Fourth Annual TEAMS-Medieval Teaching Prize

Deadline for Submissions:  July 1, 2017!

TEAMS is seeking submissions for its fourth annual teaching prize for K-12 teachers. Teachers are encouraged to submit their original, unpublished lesson plans dealing with medieval studies topics for consideration. Teachers of winning submissions will receive cash prizes and publication of their lessons in the The Once and Future Classroom. Lessons might have been designed as part of a medieval unit, a component of a survey course, or be drawn from a class designed around a specific text or topic (i.e. Beowulf or Robin Hood). However they fit into your classroom, we want to see them!

Purpose: To recognize excellence in designing and teaching lessons in medieval studies, including but not limited to such areas as history, literature, and art history, in K-12 schools.

Award: Winning lessons will be published in the fall edition of The Once and Future Classroom. The first prize recipient will receive a cash award of $1000, and the second prize recipient will receive $500. Circumstances allowing, the first prize recipient of the 9-12 category will be asked to present his or her paper in a TEAMS-sponsored session at the following year’s International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, at which time their award will be formally presented to them. A travel subsidy will be provided to the prize recipient to help make their involvement at the conference possible.

Format: The lesson should be submitted in a narrative format. TEAMS suggests the following elements be included as minimum guidelines:

An introduction that specifies for whom the lesson was designed, the purpose of the lesson, and how it fits into the larger unit or curriculum.

A body that discusses how the lesson was taught, including any preliminary preparation, details regarding implementation, and how student learning was assessed.

A conclusion that includes such things as reflections on the success of the lesson in the classroom and possible ways the lesson might be modified for different situations.

Appendices with any relevant handouts or other supporting materials, and/or a list of resources for students and teachers.

All submissions should include a cover sheet indicating the title of the lesson, the teacher’s name and title, the teacher’s institutional affiliation, and indicating which category the lesson falls under: grades K-8 or grades 9-12. Prizes may be awarded to either category or both, but not necessarily one to each.

Deadline: July 1, 2017.

Please feel free to submit your application to: