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      2022 Educator of the Year Nominations are Open!

      Update: we have extended the deadline for nominations to June 22nd at 5 pm EDT.

      At Instructure, we think any day is reason enough to celebrate the millions of educators who are shaping the next generation of students and positively impacting their lives. But we do get extra excited each year when National Teacher Appreciation Day rolls around!

      Once again this year, we are celebrating the special day by launching our 2022 Instructure Educator of the Year Awards. After a couple of roller coaster school years, let’s take a moment to recognize those superstar educators who are innovating educational practices and igniting a fire to learn in students, whether in the classroom, on a Chromebook, or on a mobile device. 

      We want to hear from you—submit a nomination today! Here’s everything you need to know to nominate your favorite educator.

      Instructure is accepting award nominations from 8:00 a.m. EDT on May 3, 2022  through 5:00 p.m. EDT on June 15, 2022, or until 500 nominations are received, whichever comes first. One winning educator will be selected from each category and notified in June 2022. Each U.S. winner will receive:

      • Recognition at InstructureCon 2022 (July 14, 2022) 
      • Amazing Instructure swag that you know and love
      • Inclusion in a national press release, Instructure blog, and social channels
      • The potential for additional media coverage
      • The warm glow of victory and confirmation of awesomeness

      Nominations will be judged on the following criteria: 

      K-12:

      • How does this teacher redefine traditional classroom activities to help students meet their academic goals? Share examples of how they went above and beyond in adapting to hybrid and remote teaching, and/or embraced technology in the classroom in new and exciting ways. (50%)
      • 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. (25%) 

      Higher Education:

      • How does this teacher redefine classroom activities based on evidence to help students meet their academic goals? Share examples of how they went above and beyond by adapting to reach students and/or embraced technology in the classroom in new and exciting ways. (50%)
      • How does this educator’s classroom experience support inclusion and improve achievement for at-risk populations? (25%)
      • How does this educator inspire students, spark curiosity, and support student growth and achievement? Provide specific examples of results. (25%)  

      Submit your K-12 nominations here and your Higher Education nominations here