Planning, preparing, and delivering effective instruction is the heart of the work of all educators. This competition challenges young educators to plan and deliver a lesson of their choosing to an actual classroom of students. Self-reflection following the lesson is an essential component of this competition; a clear-eyed evaluation of what you’ve done is the best way to learn and make wise choices in the future.

The humanities encourage thoughtful exploration of ideas and expression, and are critical to individual identity and collective culture. Great teachers in these subjects are the linchpins to the flourishing of an enlightened democracy.

Subject areas eligible for this competition:
English/Language Arts
Social Studies
World Languages

There are three components to this competition: 

A written lesson plan: submitted and scored by judges prior to the national conference, but also brought by the contestant to the on-site competition; 

A lesson delivery video: submitted and scored by judges prior to the national conference, but also brought by the contestant to the on-site competition [The video is NOT to be screened during the on-site presentation at the national conference; the time is reserved for an interactive reflection.]; and 

A reflection between contestant and on- site judges at the national conference. This includes a student presenting his/her reflections about the lesson as well as an interactive Q&A exchange. 

Find out more information at the link below:

Lesson Planning & Delivery Humanities