Today, we announced the launch of our inaugural Educator of the Year Awards to recognize exceptional educators who are shaping the next generation of students. Building on our 2018 K-12 Teacher of the Year Award Program, the 2019 Educator of the Year Awards recognizes exceptional educators who are positively impacting the lives of K-20 students. 

Here’s everything you need to know to nominate your favorite teacher, professor, or all-around-awesome educator:  

Canvas is accepting award nominations until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 16, 2019, or until 500 nominations are received, whichever comes first. One winning educator will be selected from each category. 

K-12: 

-Elementary School

-Middle School

-High School

Higher Education: 

-Adjunct Instructor/Professor

-Assistant/Associate Professor

-Professor

 

Winners will be notified by Friday, May 31, 2019. Each winner will receive: 

-A complimentary registration code to InstructureCon 2019 (July 9-11, Long Beach)  

-Nearpod (K-12) or CircleIn (Higher Ed) classroom license

-Award & recognition at InstructureCon 2019

-Amazing Canvas swag that you 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 improve achievement for at-risk populations? (25%)
  • How does this teacher impact student engagement, curiosity, and/or achievement? Provide specific examples of results. (50%)

Higher Ed: 

  • How does this educator redefine traditional learning activities to prepare students for college and career? (25%)
  • How does this educator’s classroom experience improve student outcomes for at-risk populations? (25%)
  • How does this educator impact student engagement, curiosity, and/or achievement? Provide specific examples of results. (50%)

 

Submit your K-12 nominations: https://www.canvaslms.com/educator-of-the-year-k12 

Submit your Higher Education nominations: https://www.canvaslms.com/educator-of-the-year-he