NIFI is not accepting applications for the Elizabeth “Libby” Kingseed Teaching with Deliberation Memorial Award at this time.
About the Grant
The Elizabeth “Libby” Kingseed Teaching with Deliberation Memorial Award recognizes the commitment that she had to civic education, especially her support of teacher networking, experimentation, and reflection on the use of deliberation in the classroom.
This award is open to any K-12 teacher who is inspired to implement deliberation or deliberative pedagogy in the classroom and who is new to using the practices. The teacher should have a demonstrated commitment to fostering the civic development of students, though it is not necessary that they be a civics or social studies teacher. All K-12 teachers are encouraged to apply.
Applicants are required to provide a letter of recommendation from a teaching partner or school administrator describing how the teaching partner or administrator will support the applicant in carrying out a plan to implement deliberation in the classroom.
Prior to the end of the grant period, awardees will be required to submit a two-page written reflection on what they did and what they learned.
Libby Kingseed was a program officer, and archivist at the Kettering Foundation. Libby was a passionate leader of the foundation’s K-12 civic education research. She worked closely with teachers using National Issues Forums in the classroom. Libby recognized the need for civic education to be included in the education of children in order to help them understand how to be active, engaged citizens in the future.