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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Teacher to Recognize Excellence in Teaching

Global Teacher Prize


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Funding Source
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/25/23 23.59 IDLW Save

Grant Description
Award to a USA, Canada, or International teacher who has made an exceptional contribution to the teaching profession. The purpose of the award is to highlight the importance of teaching and demonstrate the fact that teachers across the globe deserve to be recognized and celebrated.

The judges will evaluate Applications based on the following criteria:

  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 socialize 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 organizations, head-teachers, colleagues, members of the wider community or pupils.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
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.

Pre-Application Information
The Global Teacher Prize 2023 is open for applications and nominations from March 23, 2023 until June 25, 2023 at 23.59 IDLW.

Selection Process:
- Once the Application process has closed, Applications will be scored and read by a panel of online judges who will select the Top 50 finalists.
- The first committee of judges (“Prize Committee”) will meet to select ten finalists. The Global Teacher Prize Academy will then select the winner, through a secure online voting system, subject to additional screening, background and reference checks.
- The whole process will be monitored by PricewaterhouseCoopers to ensure transparency.

Limit one application per Applicant. Applicants who do not progress to the Top 50 stage or beyond will not receive notification.

About the Global Teacher Prize:
The Judging Academy:
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Estimated Size of Grant
A US $1 million award

Contact Information

Global Teacher Prize enquiries:
+44 (0) 20 7593 4040

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