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Award to recognize an exceptional USA, Canada, or International educator who has made an exceptional contribution to the teaching profession. This award is intended to highlight the importance of teaching, and demonstrate the fact that teachers throughout the world deserve to be recognized and celebrated.
Applicants for the Global Teacher Prize will be judged on a rigorous set of criteria to identify an extraordinary teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. The Academy will look for evidence of a combination of:
1. Employing effective instructional practices that are replicable and scalable to influence the quality of education globally.
2. Employing innovative instructional practices that address the particular challenges of the school, community or country and which have shown sufficient evidence to suggest they could be effective in addressing such challenges in a new way.
3. Achieving demonstrable student learning outcomes in the classroom.
4. Impact in the community beyond the classroom that provide unique and distinguished models of excellence for the teaching profession and others.
5. Helping children become global citizens through providing them with a values-based education that equips them for a world where they will potentially live, work and socialise with people from many different nationalities, cultures and religions.
6. Improving the teaching profession through helping to raise the bar of teaching, sharing best practice, and helping colleagues overcome any challenges they face in their school.
7. Teacher recognition from governments, national teaching organisations, head-teachers, colleagues, members of the wider community or pupils.
GrantWatch ID#: 174812
The Global Teacher Prize is an annual one million dollar award.
The Prize is open to currently working teachers who teach children that are in compulsory schooling, or are between the ages of five and eighteen. Teachers who teach children age 4+ in an Early Years government-recognised curriculum are also eligible, as are teachers who teach on a part-time basis, and teachers of online courses.
Teachers must spend at least 10 hours per week teaching children face-to-face, and plan to remain in the teaching profession for the next 5 years. The Prize is open to teachers in every kind of school and, subject to local laws, in every country in the world.
The closing date for applications will be September 9, 2018. The winner will be announced at the Global Education and Skills Forum 2019 in Dubai. The prize money will be paid in equal annual installments over a period of ten years.
If you have shortlisted into the Top 50 finalists, you will receive an email notifying you. If you do not receive an email by December 2018, it unfortunately means you have not made through to the Top 50 finalists.
Applications are accepted in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, and Chinese.
Only online applications will be accepted - applications submitted via post or email will not be considered.
Criteria and eligibility: https://www.globalteacherprize.org/about-the-global-teacher-prize/eligibility-criteria/
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Nominate a candidate: https://www.globalteacherprize.org/application-forms/global-teacher-prize-nomination/
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