|For Immediate Release:|
October 1, 2008
Amber Moore, (703) 276-2772, ext. 17
Robin Scullin, (202) 222-2345
Opportunity to Honor Local Innovators in Education
Applications Now Being Accepted for 2009 Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards
WASHINGTON, DC - Applications are now being accepted nationwide for individuals who implement creative learning programs in their communities, helping to push education progress to new heights. The annual Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards recognize outstanding educators, administrators, policymakers, and other leaders at the forefront of innovation in education.
The application and nomination period opens Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at www.LeadersInLearningAwards.org (this is an online-only process). The application period for educators and for nominating policymakers closes December 17, 2008.
Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards recognize a broad array of innovators, including:
In addition to national and local recognition, winners receive:
- Highly inventive classroom educators, administrators, community leaders, and policymakers who are transforming education from kindergarten through high school.
- Those who have had a major impact on educating youth both in and out of the classroom.
- Those who have adopted innovative learning practices that have transformed an aspect of education on a large or small scale.
Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards, administered by Cable in the Classroom, recognize innovative programs in several categories including: General Excellence, Cable Partnerships for Learning, and Media Literacy Education. For more information on the awards and categories, to hear podcast interviews with previous winners and to apply online, please visit: www.LeadersInLearningAwards.org.
- A $3,000 cash prize
- An all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC in June, 2009
- While in Washington, award recipients will visit with members of Congress to talk about their award-winning programs.
- Winners will attend an awards ceremony with policymakers, government officials, leaders of the national education community, cable industry executives, and other VIPS.
Cable in the Classroom (CIC), the cable industry's education foundation, works to expand and enhance learning opportunities for children and youth. Created in 1989 to help schools take advantage of educational cable programming and technology, CIC has become a leading national advocate for media literacy education and for the use of technology and media for learning, as well as a valuable resource for educational cable content and services for policymakers, educators and industry leaders. For more information about Cable in the Classroom, please visit: www.ciconline.org.