First of all, the one who DREAMS, INSPIRES, and CHANGES! Each candidate for the Prize is evaluated according to clearly defined criteria. The jury will seek confirmation:
For example, improved students’ grades, students’ attendance/behavior; the achievements that students have in further education, in work, as well as giving them as many opportunities to realize their potential.
For example, through the innovative use of technology or atypical educational techniques that can be replicated in other schools in the same context.
For example, receiving local/national awards for teachers; recognition in the local/national press or in academic publications; recommendations from students, colleagues, and leaders; active membership at the highest level in independent organizations or councils that promote education.
An example is the organization of employment or other methods of access to the labor market; liaising with educational institutions in other parts of the world, as well as promoting student exchange programs.
Recognition through community awards; membership in local organizations (any articles in the press will be useful).
For example, teaching or mentoring teachers, working in introductory pedagogical training, mentoring other teachers, as well as implementing (with others) continuous professional development. In addition, participation in public debates about the teaching profession, possibly through speeches, writing articles, blogging, participation in the media, social media campaigns, and participation in events or conferences.
The award is available to teachers who are currently working and teaching children in the frameworks of compulsory school education or to children between the ages of six and eighteen. Teachers who continue to teach, even on a non-staff basis, are also eligible to participate, as are teachers of online courses. The prize can be awarded to school teachers of any type and form of ownership.
Applications are accepted until August 1, 2021, and the name of the winner will be announced on October 2, 2021, at a grand award ceremony.