NOMINATIONS

The DISES Awards give us a unique opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our colleagues.  Through these awards, we recognize the special educators who have advanced the field and the quality of special education service as well as those members whose contributions have moved the DISES forward in significant ways.

The call for nominations for our DISES Awards is generally published in October of each year; award nominations are due by mid-November. Please click on the link below for details regarding the nomination criteria; then begin thinking about a colleague you would like to recognize in our next award cycle.

Nominations for ALL awards should be emailed by December 15, 2016 to:

Vicki A. McGinley, Ph.D.

Chair, DISES Awards Committee

DISES.CEC@gmail.com

 

DISES Distinguished International Leadership Award

The Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES) seeks nominations for the DISES Distinguished International Leadership Award. This award recognizes a professional who has demonstrated distinguished international leadership for his or her contribution to the education and well being of children and youth with exceptionalities. This recognition has been obtained as a result of leadership and continued substantial contributions to improve the education of individuals with disabilities and their families on an international scale.

The awards committee will review qualifications of the nominee based on evidence of some or all of the following evaluation activities:

  1. Promoting activities in government and non-governmental leadership or advocacy within the global context;
  2. Providing opportunities to educators, staff, and students for establishing international collaborations with colleagues by conducting research, publishing scholarly manuscripts, and/or making presentations at professional organizations and meetings; and/or
  3. Developing model programs and educational materials/packets for international dissemination, preparing personnel at pre-service level, and/or engaging in professional development educational projects.

The awardee will be recognized with a plaque and a cash award during the CEC-DISES Reception at the Annual CEC Convention and Expo. The recipient will also be featured in the DISES member e-newsletter and on the DISES website.

Nominations are sought across all areas of education and services for the well being of children and youth with exceptionalities. Self-nominations and nominations from a professional colleague are welcome.

The nomination packet should include the following:

  1. A letter of nomination that:
  • Highlights the nominee’s international involvement and contribution to the field of education and/or making a difference in the lives of individuals with special learning needs.
  • Includes all current contact information for the nominee, as well as the nominator (name, title, position, affiliation, address, telephone number, and email address); and the nominator’s CEC member ID number.
  1. An additional letter of support for the nominee’s international contribution as a leader.
  2. A complete and current curriculum vitae or resume for the nominee.

 

DISES Distinguished Student Research Award

The Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES) seeks nominations for the DISES Distinguished Student Research Award. This award recognizes a student who has demonstrated excellence of academic achievement and strong potential for contributing to an international field of education or related disciplines in support of services to children and youth with special learning needs.

Recipients of this award are recognized for the creation of a research project or study conducted to bridge the communities between research and practice within the global context. Thus, the recognized work may include, but is not limited to, research articles, paper series, monographs, professional development activities, book chapters, and books that have international impact, or the potential for international impact.

The awardee will be recognized with a plaque and a 1-year complimentary full membership to CEC and DISES during the CEC-DISES Reception at the Annual CEC Convention and Expo. The recipient will also be featured in the DISES member e-newsletter and on the DISES website.

Nominations are sought across all areas of research methodologies.

Criteria for DISES Distinguished Student Research Award include:

  1. The nominated student must be the sole or first author of the nominated manuscript of a study, project, book chapter, or book.
  2. The study (quantitative, qualitative, or single subject), project, book chapter, or book must represent the student’s intellectual work.
  3. The study must reflect international content and/or context or work on behalf of individuals with disabilities.
  4. The submitted work must have been conducted while the nominee was a student and have been accepted for publication or was published within the past two years. A dissertation will count as published work.
  5. Independent of the methodological area in which the manuscript is submitted, the nominated research study must adhere to standards for high-quality research in the field of special education.
  6. The nominee should be a current graduate or undergraduate student in a program related to education and services for children and youth with special learning needs, or have graduated within the past 2 years.

Indicators of high-quality research in each of the identified methodological areas (i.e., quantitative, qualitative, single-subject) can be found in the Winter 2005 special issue of Exceptional Children, Volume 71(2), edited by Odom et al. Applicants are referred to this issue for guidance. Please note that the “quantitative” category for this award includes group experimental and quasi-experimental designs (Gersten et al., 2005) and correlational designs (Thompson, Diamond, McWilliam, Snyder, & Snyder, 2005).

Nominations are sought across all areas of education and services. Self-nominations and nominations from an academic advisor or professional colleague are welcome.

The nomination packet should include the following requirements:

  1. A copy of the research being submitted for recognition.
  1. A letter of nomination, including:
  • The title and methodological area in which the research is being submitted for consideration;
  • Written assurance that the work was conceptualized and conducted by the nominee while the nominee was a student; and
  • All current contact information of the nominee, as well as the nominator (name, title, position, affiliation, address, telephone number, and email address); also include the nominator’s CEC member ID number and if applicable, the nominee’s CEC member ID number.
  1. An additional letter of support for the nominated work in terms of
  • The impact of the study in the international context
  • The research design or approach
  • The overall quality of the writing
  1. A complete and current vita for the nominee.

 

DISES Distinguished Student Leadership/Service Award:

The Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES) seeks nominations for the DISES Distinguished Student Leadership/Service Award. This award recognizes a student leader, who has demonstrated excellence of academic achievement and strong potential for contributing to the international field of education and/or services to individuals with disabilities. Recipients of this award are recognized for their leadership and/or service in working on behalf of individuals within the global context.

The awardee will be recognized with a plaque and a 1-year complimentary full membership to CEC and DISES during the CEC-DISES Reception at the Annual CEC Convention and Expo. The recipient will also be featured in the DISES member e-newsletter and on the DISES website.

Nominations are sought across all areas of service. Self-nominations and nominations from others are welcome.

Criteria for DISES Distinguished Student Leadership Award include:

  • The nominated student must be the leader or co-leader on an international project.
  • The project must reflect the international content and/or context in education and/or another discipline that serves individuals with disabilities.
  • The project must have been conducted while the nominee was a student.
  • The nominee should be a current graduate or undergraduate student in a program or have graduated within the past year.

Nominations are sought across all areas related to the education and well being of children and youth with exceptionalities. Self-nominations and nominations from others are welcome.

The nomination packet should include the following:

  1. A copy of the written proposalfor the project completed.
  2. A 5-10-page summary(based on the written proposal) of the project completed.
  3. A letter of nomination including:
  • The title and a brief description of the project
  • Written assurance that the project was completed by the nominee while the nominee was a student; and
  • All current contact information of the nominee, as well as the nominator (name, title, position, affiliation, address, telephone number, and email address); also include the nominator’s CEC member ID number (as well as the nominee’s CEC member ID number if applicable)
  1. An additional letter of support for the nominated project in terms of:
  • The impact of the project in the international context
  1. A complete and current vita for the nominee

 

DISES International Distinguished Teacher Awards

 The Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES) seeks nominations for the DISES Distinguished Teacher Award. This award recognizes a teacher who currently provides direct services to children and youth with disabilities and whose work reflects significant success for students, continued professional development, and the highest standards of educational quality.

The Awards Committee will review the qualifications of the nominee and will consider the following criteria:

  1. Connecting the international community of children in the K-12 classroom
  2. Making a significant difference to the life of children and youth with disabilities as well as their families;
  3. Being actively involved in ongoing professional development activities;
  4. Using innovative and meaningful teaching techniques to teach youth with disabilities;
  5. Developing and/or adapting instructional strategies to meet the needs of

youth with disabilities.

The awardee(s) will be recognized with a cash award during the CEC-DISES Reception at the Annual CEC Convention and Expo and/or at the DISES annual international conference/roundtable. Recipients will also be featured in the DISES member e-newsletter and on the DISES website.

Nominations are sought across all areas of services to children and youth with exceptionalities. Self-nominations and nominations from a professional colleague are welcome.

The nomination packet should include the following:

  1. A letter of nomination that
  • Highlights the nominee’s international involvement/contribution to the field of education and/or a related discipline that make a difference in the lives of children and youth with disabilities, addressing the criteria outlined above.
  • Includes all current contact information of the nominee, as well as the nominator (name, title, position, affiliation, address, telephone number, and email address), as well as the nominator’s CEC member ID number (and the nominee’s CEC member ID number if applicable)
  1. An additional letter of support for the nominee’s international involvement in the field of special education (in the event of a self-nomination).
  1. A complete and current curriculum vita for the nominee.