Teacher of the Year Award
The Aurora Institute Teacher of the Year Award is given to a K-12 educator whose efforts as a personalized learning teacher exemplify to the highest degree their commitment to student success, knowledge and skill as a professional educator, and dedication to his or her students.
- Teaching candidate must currently be serving (at the time the application is submitted) as a personalized learning teacher in grades K-12.
- At least 75% of the teacher’s instructional time is spent as an educator working in a personalized learning environment.
- The nomination of an individual can be submitted by the individual or by a reference who is able to support the nomination through personal involvement with the nominee.
- Nominees for this award are not eligible for the Outstanding Individual Contribution to Personalized Learning Award during the same award year.
- The nominator, and their affiliated organization, may only nominate one teacher for this award.
To better understand our definition of Personalized Learning and what it looks like in practice, we encourage you to read the following reports:
- What’s Possible with Personalized Learning
- Getting Started with Personalized Learning: Resources for Education Leaders, Teachers and Policymakers
- What Does Personalized Learning Mean for Teachers?
- What Does Personalized Learning Look Like in Schools?
- What Does Personalized Learning Mean for Students?