The Ghana Teacher Prize seeks to reward exceptional teachers who have made significant contributions to the teaching profession and have demonstrated innovative and effective instructional practices that can be replicated in other classrooms.
Nomination for the prize is open to all licensed and professionally trained teachers currently working in the pre-tertiary education sector.
Eligibility Criteria for the Ghana Teacher Prize
As stated earlier, The Ghana Teacher Prize is open to all licensed and professionally trained teachers who are currently working in the pre-tertiary education sector, whether in public or private schools. The applicants must have at least five (5) years of teaching experience.
The Ghana Teacher Prize will be awarded to a teacher who has demonstrated exceptional dedication and contribution to the teaching profession. The following selection criteria will be considered:
- Recognition: Evidence of recognition for outstanding achievements in and beyond the classroom from learners, colleagues, school leaders, or the wider community. This may include local/national awards or certificates.
- Instructional Practices: Innovative and effective instructional practices that can be replicated in other classrooms. This may include the use of technology or non-typical teaching techniques.
- Student Learning Outcomes: Demonstrable improvement in student learning outcomes, such as grades, attendance, behavior, and success in the workforce.
- Value-Based Education: Promotion of global citizenship through value-based education that fosters inclusivity and encourages connections with other schools and communities.
- Community Engagement: Achievements beyond the classroom that provide unique and distinguished models of excellence for the teaching profession and others. This may include recognition through the media, community awards, talks, seminars, and membership of local organizations.
- Contribution to the Teaching Profession: Active participation in public debates, research activities, writing articles, blogs, media campaigns, events, or conferences related to teaching and education.
- Professional Competence: Evidence of academic and professional qualifications, workshops, seminars, in-service training, and quality delivery of service.
- Personality Factors: Social, moral, and emotional qualities that positively influence staff, students, and the community.
- Innovations and Creativity: New and creative ways of teaching and the use of technology in coping with work in the era of a pandemic. The teacher sets realistic expectations and demonstrates problem-solving abilities.
Teachers may be nominated by themselves, their colleagues, school Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), students or alumni, traditional/religious leaders, or unions.
Interested applicants should apply through the link HERE
The application deadline is 31st May 2023.