To provide a scholarship for a beginning teacher ( first or second year of teaching) which will enable him/her to experience the benefits of attending the CRA PDI and provide resources for their professional growth.
Employed as a new teacher (2 years or less of teaching experience) in California.
One letter of recommendation by support provider, principal, or staff member testifying to new teacher�s outstanding teaching as a new teacher at their school. (1 page; maximum 200 words).
Personal statement describing how attending the annual CRA Professional Development Institute will benefit your teaching and your students� literacy development. (Not to exceed one page; maximum 200 words.)
Receive up to $700.00 toward travel, food and lodging expenses to attend PDI.
Receive the cost for registration at the annual CRA Professional Development Institute (PDI).
Receive the cost of registration for all the special functions at the CRA PDI.
Be honored at the PDI
Complete the nomination form which must be signed by a local reading council officer.