This year's nomination cycle started 10/1/2014 and ended 4/1/2015. The application cycle started 11/1/2014 and is about to end on 5/1/2015. I started my application right away with the class video! So, I've been working on this application for about 5 months!
You can see the class video posted above, and here's the ScreenCast from the same lesson. Regular readers of this blog will recall that most of my blog posts are summaries of the last week or two of class material including ScreenCasts, SmartNotes and SageCells from any lesson with new material. Editing and re-editing the video took all of November.
The last thing I did was the "Dimensions of Outstanding Teaching" essay describing and critiquing the video. I don't know why I put it off for so long, but I did! I wrote 20 pages last Saturday. The problem is that I'm only allowed 12 pages. So, I paired down the essay some what this past weekend. The essay took most of March.
I'll spare you the details about all of the online forms regarding District-Wide DemoGraphics, Classroom DemoGraphics, Proof of Employment, Biographical Information, just to name a few!
I spent the better part of November-March getting Letters of Recommendation.
I spent most of February assembling 10 Supplementary Documents that I cited in the essay. These documents are similar to the Professional Artifacts Collection (PAC) we compile for our Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) and the NYS Teacher Evaluation based on HighlyEffective-Effective-Developing-Improving (HEDI) scores and Student Learning Objective (SLO) results!
Well, that's all folks.