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H.H. Stern Award
Our H.H. Stern Awards are granted to support innovative classroom practices in second language learning. The award is named in memory of Dr. H. H. Stern in recognition of his contribution to second language instruction in Canada. Dr. H. H. Stern was a highly respected educator and the visionary initiator of the National Core French Study.
Do you have an innovative project for your classroom or school which could use some financial support? Each H. H. Stern Award recipient receives a $200 to $500 grant, an award certificate, an invitation with all expenses paid to attend the CASLT Annual General Meeting and a free one year CASLT membership.
If you are a CASLT member, you can apply for the H.H. Stern Award. To be considered for the award, your proposal must:
- be innovative through the application of new techniques, strategies and/or approaches to learning;
- identify the impact of the project in the classroom, school or community;
- demonstrate the related improvement of student language learning;
- have the potential for duplication in other classrooms, schools, and communities;
- include a brief plan for evaluating the innovation.
Applications should include:
- A completed application form clearly identifying the teaching level and target second language, short applicant biography and a current electronic photograph.
- A completed project description answering the 5 focus questions.
- An endorsement by a colleague or supervisor related to the impact of the project.
Download the application form.
Send your applications to CASLT’s National Office via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your application must be received no later than March 31 of each year. Grants are announced by the end of April and funds are forwarded by the end of May.
Note: Grants may be allocated to projects which are already in progress but which have not previously received funding under this program. Applicants may not be funded for more than one project in the same school year. The awards are determined by an ad hoc selection committee through CASLT's Board of Directors.
H. H. Stern Award Recipients:
- 2013 – Kelly MacNeil (Summerside, PE)
- 2012 – Sylvia Duckworth (Toronto, ON)
- 2011 – Mark Babin (Edmonton, AB)
- 2010 – Sonya LeGresley (Tracadie-Sheila, NB)
- 2009 – Ursula Diem (Vancouver, BC)
- 2008 – Monique Myers (Wawota, SK)
- 2007 – Julie Rousseau (Abbotsford, BC)
- 2007 – Evelyn Moores (Whitefish, ON)
- 2007 – Timma Blain (Prince George, BC)
- 2007 – James Murphy (Stephenville, NL)
- 2006 – Jan Claes (Dartmouth, NS)
- 2005 – Kimberly A. MacDonald (Antigonish, NS)
- 2005 – Nicole Roy (Vancouver, BC)
- 2004 – Wendy Maxwell (Bowen Island, BC)
- 2004 – Karn Laursen (Airdie, AB)
- 2004 – Kim Siegfriedt (Spaniard's Bay, NL)
- 2003 – Carolyn Stacey (St. John's, NL)
- 2003 – Helen Coburn (Calgary, AB)
- 2003 – Yvonne Dufault (Markham, ON)
- 2002 – Helen Coburn (Calgary, AB)
- 2002 – Normand Gaudreault (Ottawa, ON)
- 2002 – Kezia Stever (Bathurst, NB)
- 2001 – Yvonne Dufault (Markham, ON)
- 2001 – Kevin Flynn (Torbay, NL)
- 2000 – Kezia Stever and Janet Arsenault (Bathurst, NB)