Time Warner Cable is seeking entries for its 2009 National Teacher Awards. The Carolina Region is distributing entry forms to encourage North and South Carolina teachers to participate. The program, now in its 20th year, recognizes classroom projects that use the resources Time Warner Cable provides to schools at no charge as a way to enhance the learning experience for students and teachers.
Fifteen teachers or teacher teams will be chosen from entries submitted from areas served by Time Warner Cable divisions around the country. Winners receive a $2000 cash prize, $3000 cash for the advancement of classroom technology for their school and a Crystal Apple sculpture. They also win an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Washington, D.C., for a gala Awards celebration.
In 2007, Time Warner Cable initiated a new award to acknowledge the important role a principal plays in supporting a teacher’s use of technology as an effective learning tool. Nominations for the Champion Principal award only can be made online at www.timewarnercable.com/nationalteacherawards. The Champion Principal will be recognized at the Awards Gala in Washington and will receive $5000 for classroom technology enhancement in his/her school.
“This gives us a great opportunity to acknowledge some of the creative activity that is going on in our schools and to underscore our support of quality education in Time Warner Cable communities,” said Jack Stanley, Time Warner Cable regional vice president of government & public affairs. The company already has provided a cable drop and basic cable service free to more than 1,700 schools in Time Warner Cable’s Carolina Region. Connected schools receive more than 525 hours of commercial-free, educational programming each month at no charge through Time Warner Cable’s membership in Cable in the Classroom.
Last year, two teachers from the Carolina Region were winners of this prestigious award. To be eligible to enter projects for consideration in the National Teacher Awards, teachers must be in a state accredited public or private school (K-12) located within a Time Warner Cable service area. To be eligible classroom projects must fall within the 2008/2009 school year.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable’s Carolina Region provides video, Internet and telephone services to more than 1.9 million customers in 442 cities and towns across North and South Carolina. Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located mainly in five geographic areas — New York state (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. Time Warner Cable serves approximately 14.7 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services.