The International Reading Association (IRA) Erwin Zolt Curriculum Excellence Award is given annually to support exceptional design and execution of a curriculum unit based on In2Books or an e-Pals project and the Common Core State Standards, inspiring students to transform knowledge into creative action. The award was established in memory of Erwin Zolt, who inspired in others a “zest for knowledge.” This award is for US $2,500 (sponsored by Nina Zolt and Miles Gilburne).
All applicants must be IRA members. Applicants may apply for more than one IRA research award. However, applicants are limited to one research award per year. The applicant must be a teacher mentor or a teacher implementing In2Books in the classroom. The submission deadline is November 15, 2012.
The 2013 award recipient(s) will be encouraged to attend the awards ceremony held at IRA’s 58th Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas, on April 19-22, 2013. The 2012 award recipients were David Krauter and Jessica Boland.
Visit the IRA Erwin Zolt Curriculum Excellence Award webpage for the application, the Curriculum Excellence Unit Plan form, and a list of past recipients.
IRA 2012 Research Award Recipients
Awards and Grants from the International Reading Association
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