The Natalia Twersky Educator Award
This award is given annually to an educator working in a formal or informal Jewish setting who makes the most creative use of resources on jwa.org. You can read more about the history of the award here. Visit our how-to pages for lesson planning tips and information about using primary sources.
Points are given for the following:
- Creation of new lesson plan based on one or more primary source documents on jwa.org. The lesson should include the voices/perspectives of American Jewish women and should show students actively engaging with the primary source(s), applying critical analysis skills, and making connections with other parts of their curriculum/learning. (30 points)
- Sample of 2-4 students' work from the lesson (30 points)
- Implementation of lesson plan documented on video (40 points)
Video should be a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 60 minutes long. Picture and sound quality must be clear, but points will not be awarded for production values.
The winner will receive $2,500 plus $500 for his or her school. JWA will provide feedback on each submission.
The deadline for the 2013 Twersky Award is Monday, May 13, 2013.
If you need further information, please contact Etta King or call 617-383-6763.