Kindergraten - Grade 12
An educator who:
An educator who:
Educators not eligible for nomination:
The nominations that make the greatest impact (whether written by a Grade 1 student or a university professor) are those that are written from the heart and clearly demonstrate how the nominee meets all the criteria.
Here are some hints about writing a nomination that will stand out:
When writing about excellence in teaching:
Make sure you thoroughly explain how the nominee has made a difference to you or someone you know. Give examples and don’t be afraid to write from your heart. Show how this educator has made a significant impact on your life or the life of someone you know.
How does the educator instil confidence in his/her learners? Is it their personality, teaching method, how they challenge their students, etc? Give examples of how they do this.
What techniques or teaching strategies does the educator use that is different from any other educator? How have these strategies made a difference in student learning?
When writing about the nominee being a positive role model and/or making a difference in someone’s life:
Again, write from the heart and give concrete examples of how the nominee meets the criteria. What have they done to be a positive influence on their learners? How have they made a difference in an individual student’s or group of students’ lives?
The nomination period will open on Monday, January 11th and close on Monday, February 29th at 4 p.m.
The number of nominations received for any one educator is not factored into the selection process. One or two well written nominations make a bigger impact than numerous nominations. The committee that selects the 18 award recipients will be given a maximum of two nominations for any given nominee from which they will make their decisions.
The selection committee will only see the nomination you have submitted. No other supporting information is used.
Only examples of what the nominee does in their teaching environment should be used.
Due to the large number of nominations received, only those individuals selected as finalists will be contacted.
Finalists will be notified by their individual education institutions. This will happen in early April. Once all finalists have been notified their names will be posted on the EduGala website.
An ONFE representative will connect with each of the finalists in April to provide them with details about the awards ceremony.
Finalists will be told who nominated them unless the nominator indicates that they wish to remain anonymous.
The award recipients will be announced at EduGala, the annual dinner and awards event to be held at Algonquin College on May 19, 2016.