Elizabeth “Libby” Kingseed Teaching with Deliberation Memorial Award

A fund established to commemorate and in memory of Libby Kingseed.

NIFI is not accepting applications for the Elizabeth “Libby” Kingseed Teaching with Deliberation Memorial Award at this time.

Application Process

January 10, 2019: NIFI will begin accepting applications for the Elizabeth “Libby” Kingseed Teaching with Deliberation Memorial Award
March 30, 2019: Deadline for applications
June 1, 2019: Applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision
Grant Period: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Note: The annual award will be granted to an individual. This grant is not open to organizations.

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.

In addition to completing an application, candidates will be asked to provide:

  • A plan for how deliberation will be used to support student learning, including the resources that will be needed and a draft unit plan.
  • An identified mentor OR evidence of completion of a course or workshop focused on deliberation or deliberative pedagogy.

    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.

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National Issues Forums Institute and note “Elizabeth “Libby” Kingseed Memorial Fund” in the Memo section.
 
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National Issues Forums Institute
100 Commons Road
Dayton, Ohio 45459

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