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The Global Teacher Prize

$1 Million to Celebrate One Outstanding Teacher

ABOUT

Deadline To Apply: October 5th, 2014

ABOUT THE GLOBAL TEACHER PRIZE

Do you know a teacher worthy of recognition and celebration?

Help us find one exceptional educator who deserves to be recognized around the world.

The Global Teacher Prize is an annual one million dollar award from the Varkey GEMS Foundation to be given to a super-special teacher. One innovative and caring teacher who has made an inspirational impact on their students and their community will receive the reward of a lifetime. If you’re a teacher currently teaching children in a compulsory setting or between the ages 5-18, you can apply today. If you know a teacher who deserves to win the Global Teacher Prize, you can nominate a teacher.

Why apply for the Global Teacher Prize?

• Potential for national and international recognition of your achievements — Special Commendation for outstanding applicants in each region
• Potential to be invited to the Global Education and Skills Forum 2015 in Dubai as one of 10 Finalists
• Potential to win the Global Teacher Prize and receive prize of US$1 million
• Potential to have the Varkey GEMS Foundation make introductions to organisations who may be able to support relevant projects submitted by applicants.


CRITERIA

Applicants of the prestigious Global Teacher Prize will be judged based on a rigorous set of criteria aimed to identify an extraordinary teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. The Academy will look for evidence of:
  • Recognition of a teacher's achievements in the classroom and beyond from pupils, colleagues, head-teachers or members of the wider community.
  • Preparing children to be global citizens in a world where they will encounter people from many different religions, cultures and nationalities.
  • Employing innovative and effective instructional practices and achieving demonstrable student learning outcomes in the classroom.
  • Developing and sharing innovative thought leadership that has improved access to quality teaching and education for children of all backgrounds.
  • Contributing to public debates on raising the bar of the teaching profession, whether through writing articles, blogs, media participation, social media campaigns, events or conferences.
  • Accomplishments beyond the classroom that provide unique and distinguished models of excellence for the teaching profession.
  • Encouraging others to join the teaching profession.
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Nominate a Teacher for the Global Teacher Prize

Nominate

STEP ONE: ABOUT YOU

STEP TWO: ABOUT YOUR NOMINEE

STEP THREE: WHY ARE YOU NOMINATING THIS TEACHER?

Please share why you are nominating this teacher for the Global Teacher Prize — how is this teacher exceptional? What are outstanding contributions he/she has made? We encourage you to share a video or image that shows this teacher's work.

Apply

STEP ONE: ABOUT YOU

THE GLOBAL TEACHER PRIZE ACADEMY

THE GLOBAL TEACHER PRIZE ACADEMY

Applications will be judged by the Global Teacher Prize Academy

The winner will be chosen by the prominent Global Teacher Prize Academy made up of head-teachers, educational experts, commentators, journalists, public officials, tech entrepreneurs, company directors and scientists from around the world.

MEET THE ACADEMY

The Global Teacher Prize is brought to you by Varkey GEMS Foundation.

To learn more about Varkey GEMS Foundation, please visit www.varkeygemsfoundation.org