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Today, we announced the launch of our 2020 Educator of the Year Awards to recognize exceptional educators in the United States who are shaping the next generation of students and positively impacting their lives.

Know one (or a few) educators who are passionate about student success and care deeply about lifelong learning? Submit a nomination today! Here’s everything you need to know to nominate your favorite teacher, professor, or all-around-awesome educator.

One winner will be selected from each category:

  • Elementary school
  • Middle school
  • High school
  • Adjunct instructor
  • Assistant/associate professor
  • Professor


Canvas is accepting award nominations from 8:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 through 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, or until 500 nominations are received, whichever comes first. One winning educator will be selected from each category and notified at the end of July.

Winners will be notified by July 31, 2020.

Each winner will receive:

  • An award and recognition at CanvasCon Online 2020 in October
  • Amazing Canvas swag that educators know and love
  • Inclusion in a national press release, Canvas blog, and social channels
  • The potential for additional media coverage
  • The warm glow of victory and confirmation of your awesomeness


Nominations will be judged on the following criteria:

K–12

  • How does this teacher redefine traditional classroom activities to prepare students for college and careers? (25%)
  • How does this teacher’s classroom experience support inclusion and improve achievement for at-risk populations? (25%)
  • How does this teacher inspire students, spark curiosity, and support student growth and achievement? Provide specific examples of results. (50%)
  • Bonus question: How has this teacher gone above and beyond in adapting to remote teaching? Provide specific examples.
     

Higher Education:

  • How does this educator redefine traditional classroom activities to prepare students for careers and lifelong learning? (25%)
  • How does this educator's classroom experience support inclusion and improve achievement for at-risk populations? (25%)
  • How does this teacher inspire students, spark curiosity, and support student growth and achievement? Provide specific examples of results. (50%)
  • Bonus question: How has this educator gone above and beyond in adapting to remote teaching? Provide specific examples.



Submit your K–12 nominations

Submit your higher education nominations