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2019 Teacher of the Year Application – Due by June 15, 2018

2019 Teacher of the Year Application - Due by June 15, 2018

Section 1: Teacher Information

First and Last
(ex. 1408 Teacher Lane, Cheyenne, WY 82002)
Cell phone number preferred.
*The NTOY program coordinators will correspond with you using your personal email due to security and spam filters on school and district emails. Please be sure it is up to date!

Section 2: District Information

(ex. 1408 District Lane, Cheyenne, WY 82002)

Section 3: School Information

(ex. 1408 School Lane, Cheyenne, WY 82002)

Section 4: Resume

Please attach your resume to accompany this application. PDF File format preferred, Word or Google Doc accepted. Resumes should not exceed two pages, formatted no less than 10 point font, double-spaced with ½ inch margins. Please name your resume as follows: LastName_District_Resume. Required categories are as follows: Education, Certifications, Experience, Leadership, Awards & Other Recognition.
Drop a file here or click to upload Choose File
Maximum upload size: 10.24MB

Section 5: Professional Biography

Write your professional biography in 3rd person, as this will be used in promotional materials for WTOY and NTOY speaking opportunities and engagements. By completing this section, you agree that your biography and headshot* can be used in WTOY and NTOY materials (maximum 250 words). *Headshot will be collected after choosing the WTOY.

Section 6: Response Questions

Highlight your personal story, and why you believe you should be the 2019 Teacher of the Year. Do NOT include external links or photos.

Section 7: Supporting Evidence

Attach three (3) letters of recommendation that support why you should be the Wyoming Teacher of the Year. At least one of these must be a recommendation from a parent, colleague, administrator, or student. (maximum one page each)
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Maximum upload size: 10.24MB
Drop a file here or click to upload Choose File
Maximum upload size: 10.24MB
Drop a file here or click to upload Choose File
Maximum upload size: 10.24MB

By clicking submit, you agree that you have been selected and approved to be the DTOY by your District Superintendent. You also agree that the information provided is correct and hereby give your permission that any or all of the attached material (other than home address and personal telephone number) may be shared with persons interested in promoting the Wyoming Teacher of the Year and the Wyoming District Teachers of the Year.

Quality Counts 2018 Report Ranks Wyoming Seventh In Education Quality

CHEYENNE – Wyoming was ranked seventh nationally in education quality by Education Week’s 22nd annual report card. Quality Counts 2018 gave Wyoming an overall score of 81.1 out of 100 points and a grade of B-minus. Wyoming was scored the highest among western states, and first in school finance. The nation as a whole received a grade of C.

“The Quality Counts 2018 report shows that Wyoming has a strong education foundation,” said State Superintendent Jillian Balow. “We are No. 1 in the nation in school finance because we fund our schools equitably, making sure that students in every corner of our state have access to a quality education. Now we must work to build on this foundation and continue to offer the best education we can to our students.”

The 2018 grades are based on three key indices: the Chance-for-Success Index; K-12 Achievement Index; and school finance.

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Wyoming Highlights Report

How States Were Graded

Audio from Superintendent Balow

Media Contact:
Kari Eakins, Communications Director
kari.eakins@wyo.gov
307-777-2053

State Uses of II-A Funds Survey

Thank you for your participation.  This survey closed as of March 1, 2018.

For the 2017-2018 school year, the United States Department of Education (USED) has awarded grants to states under Title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), to be used by states and local school districts for the preparing, training, and recruiting of high-quality teachers, principals, and other school leaders.  Wyoming received $9,666,572 in Title II funds this year, of which the majority was sub-granted to local school districts.

Beginning July 1, 2017, a new provision in Title II allows a set-aside of funds for state-level activities, not to exceed 4% of the total grant, to further augment the professional development initiatives of local school districts.  This survey is the list of Title II allowable uses of funds from the ESEA law, and your participation in this survey will help guide decision-making about which activities the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) may choose to coordinate and deliver.  If you don’t see an activity for which you see a need listed, please enter it in the comments at the end; if you’re not sure if it’s an allowable use of funds, contact the program manager.

This survey will be conducted every three years, with annual evaluation surveys conducted to determine the effectiveness of the professional development provided and to ensure that the activities are ongoing, sustainable, and showing an impact on student achievement. The needs assessment survey occurring every three years will allow sufficient time for research, development, and influence on student achievement to be assessed. The annual evaluations track effectiveness of the professional development for educators and its impact on student achievement.

State Uses of Title II-A Funds Survey

Contact Information

Please indicate if the following allowable activities are something WDE should support with II-A funds.

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Please indicate if this allowable activity is something the state should support with II-A funds.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Mark Bowers, WDE Title II Director, at mark.bowers@wyo.gov or (307) 777-8739.

Please note that activities supported by state-level Title II-A funds are contingent upon the continued funding of the program by the Federal government.

ACT 2018 Test Window Options

ACT 2018 Test Window Options

2018 ACT Test Window Survey

As we prepare for the 2018 ACT administration, we need to gather additional information from each school. Please answer the following statement based on your school's testing calendar. This survey will need to be taken for each school in your district that serves 11th grade students. Please help us collect this information by September 1, 2017.

OPTION 1 - PAPER

Standard Test - March 20
Accommodated Test - March 20-23, 26
Make-Up Dates Standard Test - April 3 and/or April 24
Make-Up Dates Accommodated Test - April 3-6, 9-13, 16-17 and/or April 24-27, 30

OPTION 2 - PAPER

Standard Test - April 3
Accommodated Test - April 3-6, 9-13, 16-17
Make-Up Date Standard Test - April 24
Make-Up Date Accommodated Test - April 24-27, 30

OPTION 3 - ONLINE

Standard & Accommodated Test - April 3-5, 10-12
Make-Up Date Standard Test (paper) - April 24
Make-Up Date Accommodated Test (paper) - April 24-27, 30

Chapter 30 Private School Licensing Application

Private School Licensing Chapter 30
Non-Accredited Institutions must be in the process of accreditation by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. If the institution is currently in the process of accreditation, please contact Elaine Marces at 307-777-6210 for an application.
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Tech Readiness Survey

2017 Tech Readiness Survey

2017 Tech Readiness Survey

As we prepare for the new assessment that will replace the PAWS test, we need to gather additional information from each district. Please answer the following questions based on the network connectivity in your school(s). This survey will need to be taken for each school in your district that serves students grades K-10. Please help us collect this information by June 1, 2017.

OER Platform Requirements Survey

Open Education Resources Platform Survey
For example, a link to OERCommons.org

Statutory Assurances

Statutory Assurances

School and District Assurances

Please submit the Wyoming school and district assurances to WDE below. This is due by November 1st. Each district will need to complete this form, as well as each school. All responses must be completed with a yes, no or N/A answer. Information and links will be provided in the text boxes as indicated.