BIPOC Travel Award
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is committed to upholding the vision of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to supporting all of our members, volunteers, and staff as well as the infants, toddlers, and students with exceptionalities and families we serve—especially those differentially impacted by systemic racism. In this spirit, we invite Black, Indigenous and People of color (BIPOC) who are CEC members to submit an application for the BIPOC Travel Awards.
- BIPOC Travel Award for Birth to Grade 12 Practitioners
- BIPOC Travel Award for Early Career Higher Education Faculty (in your first five years of higher education)
Winners of the award will receive a $500 travel stipend as well as complimentary registration to the CEC 2022 Convention & Expo in Orlando and CEC 2022 Virtual Convention. In addition, there may be special opportunities provided for networking and mentoring at the in-person convention.
Award Deadline: October 7
Notification of Acceptance: Late October
BIPOC Travel Award
Applicants for the BIPOC Travel Awards must be member of CEC at the time of submission. In addition, those applying for the Early Career Higher Education Faculty Award must be in their first five years of higher education.
Applicants will be asked to respond to the following questions in their application, as well as to upload a current resume/CV:
- In what way, if any, is your instructional practice, school, agency, or institution of higher education engaged in the implementation of pedagogy related to diversity, equity, and social justice? (150 word count)
- What are your responsibilities, if any, in current efforts to incorporate topics of diversity, equity, and social justice into programming in your instructional practice, school, agency, or institution of higher education? (150 word count)
- How has the incorporation of diversity, equity, and social justice into programming helped to improve pedagogy to achieve better outcomes for diverse student learners with exceptional learning needs? (150 word count)
- How would you use your experience at the Council for Exceptional Children national conference to further incorporate topics of diversity, equity, and social justice into your instructional practice, school, agency, or institution of higher education? Describe at least two (2) specific initiatives you would undertake to meet this objective when you return home. (150 word count)