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Innovative Playwriting Instruction Award Rules & Guidelines

Each year, SETC honors a high school teacher for innovation in teaching playwriting as part of their curriculum, regardless of discipline. For example, a lesson plan where students write monologues in the voice of a historical character figure for a history class or a short play on molecular adhesion in a science class would be eligible for recognition as would a formal course in playwriting. Key factors are quality of instruction, the philosophy behind the use of playwriting instruction in the classroom, and successful realization of student work.

Submission Period:

Entries are accepted between March 1 and June 1, annually.

Submission Guidelines:

Teachers may nominate themselves.

Nominees will be asked to submit a description of their innovative teaching, CV, and two letters of recommendation from those familiar with their teaching (one such letter can be from the nominator). Nominators are encouraged, where appropriate, to include samples of student work in support of the nomination. The chair of the Innovative Playwriting Instruction Award Committee and a panel of advisors will review all nominations. The winner will be announced in November.

The winning high school teacher will be recognized during the award ceremony of the annual convention and will receive funding for travel, accommodations, conference registration, an award banquet ticket and a one-year membership in SETC. The winning teacher must agree to attend the convention (always in early March) to be eligible to receive the award. If the winning teacher cannot attend, the award will go to the first alternate who is able to attend.

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