The Natalia Twersky Educator Award
“I like that the Twersky Award forced me to hone my craft. I think teachers need more intellectual challenges like this one to keep their work vibrant.” –Ariel Horn Levenson, 2013 Finalist
How To Apply for the Natalia Twersky Educator Award
The Natalia Twersky Educator Award is presented annually to an educator who demonstrates a commitment to integrating the stories and voices of Jewish women into her/his curriculum by creatively using primary sources. The winner receives $2,500 plus $500 for her/his school or program. The deadline for applications is Monday, May 12, 2014
The Award is open to any educator working in a formal or informal Jewish setting with students in grades 6–12.
Applicants must design and implement an original lesson plan using primary sources—from the Jewish Women's Archive or elsewhere—to share the stories and voices of American Jewish women.
Applications must be submitted through the webform below, and must include the following:
- A cover letter providing the curricular context for the lesson and describing the impact of the lesson on students;
- A resume;
- The original lesson plan including citations for all primary sources used;
- Two to four examples of student work such as document scans, photographs of projects, or digital presentations;
- A 30-60 minute video of lesson instruction. Picture and sound quality must be clear, however video will not be evaluated on production value.
The online application for the 2014 Twersky Award is now open. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline for applications is Monday, May 12, 2014.
Lesson Planning Resources
- View winning lesson plans
- Visit our how-to pages to begin planning your lesson
- Explore the Jewish Women's Archive and find your inspiration!
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Questions? Please email Etta King or call 617-383-6763.