The 24th annual Jack London Awards for Educational Innovation is seeking volunteers (faculty, staff, administrators and community members) to serve as judges for this year's applicants. On-site visits to nominated programs will take place between February 22 and March 15, 2011. The awards ceremony is Wed., May 11, 2011 from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at SSU.
The Jack London Award is made annually to an innovative educational program in a Sonoma County public school. This year the award will be given in two categories: Early/Elementary and Secondary Education. The Award is co-sponsored by the California Faculty Association, the Sonoma County Educators Council CTA/NEA, the Sonoma County Office of Education, and Sonoma State University.
A volunteer judge commits approximately four hours total: up to one hour of round trip travel time to the school site and back, about 90 minutes of program observation, and then the remaining time to fill out and send back the evaluation form. There will be two/three judges assigned to each nominated site and each judge will independently fill out the evaluation based on set criteria.
Interested applicants and those seeking further information should contact Jenny Baker-Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 4-3115. Responses must be received by Feb. 4, 2011.