Teacher Awards

DO YOU KNOW AN INSPIRING TEACHER?

Are you or do you know an inspiring maths teacher whose influence and impact has shaped learning and success well beyond their classroom? We are looking for Australia’s most engaging and innovative teachers dedicated to fostering student achievement, enjoyment and potential.

Someone who colleagues and fellow professionals look up to and go to for assistance and guidance and whose positive impact, influence and commitment to excellence has transformed their school’s mathematics program. Someone who passionately communicates the beauty of mathematics and empowers students to succeed.

Prizes

CHOOSEMATHS MENTORING GIRLS IN MATHEMATICS AWARD

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The Mentoring Girls in Mathematics Award recognises one teacher who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in inspiring and fostering the participation of girls in mathematics.

The judging panel will select the awardee based on their demonstrated capacity to encourage, guide and inspire students by providing ongoing mentoring support.

CHOOSEMATHS OUTSTANDING PRIMARY TEACHER AWARD

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The CHOOSEMATHS Outstanding Primary Teacher Award recognises a primary school teacher whose influence and passion has successfully enhanced the experience of learning mathematics for students.

The teacher will be a leader in creative and engaging practice, who fosters a positive environment in which students are able to flourish and achieve success.

CHOOSEMATHS OUTSTANDING SECONDARY TEACHER AWARD

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The CHOOSEMATHS Outstanding Secondary Teacher Award recognises an exemplary and innovative teacher, who has been instrumental in encouraging students to continue with their study of mathematics.

This teacher will be an engaging and passionate communicator of mathematics, who inspires students to see the beauty and importance of mathematics.

CHOOSEMATHS TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Teacher Awards

The CHOOSEMATHS Teaching Excellence Awards will recognise seven of Australia’s leading mathematics teachers.

The awardees will be selected based on their demonstrated capacity to engage and inspire students using innovative practice, or for providing ongoing mentoring support.

All awards will be presented at the CHOOSEMATHS Awards Ceremony in Melbourne on Friday 7 September 2018.

In addition to the Awards Ceremony, there will be an opportunity for the awardees to meet each other and the CHOOSEMATHS team at a welcome reception and teacher awardee dinner on Thursday 6 September. All awardees will be provided with two nights’ accommodation and all interstate and regional awardees will receive a travel bursary to assist with their travel to Melbourne.

Eligibility, Nomination and Selection Criteria

ELIGIBILITY

The CHOOSEMATHS Teacher Awards are open to permanent residents of Australia.

Nominees must be currently employed in an Australian government or non-government school.

Nominees must either be currently teaching mathematics or leading a mathematics or mentoring program.

NOMINATION AND APPLICATION

Anyone can nominate an eligible teacher using the nomination form. Teachers, themselves, may also initiate the application process. However, each nomination needs to be supported by an endorsement from the candidate’s School Principal on the form provided.

The completed nomination form and supporting documentation is to be forwarded to the CHOOSEMATHS Awards Project Officer via email or post.

SELECTION CRITERIA AND JUDGING

The judging panel will select the awardees based on their demonstrated capacity to engage and inspire students or by providing ongoing mentoring support.

The following are examples of the types of qualities that might be demonstrated by a successful applicant. They are not meant to be exhaustive.

The teacher:

  • is an excellent role model
  • provides outstanding and sustained support for students
  • monitors students’ progress and offers honest, constructive feedback when needed or sought
  • encourages and facilitates the best possible performance from students
  • maintains accessibility by providing consistently open lines of communication
  • has been instrumental in the setting up of a mentoring program
  • has been proactive in encouraging girls to continue with their study of mathematics
  • runs an afterschool or lunchtime club to engage students with hands on mathematical activities
  • provides sound advice with respect to appropriate future courses of study or pathways
  • runs professional development sessions to support their colleagues

Download a Nomination Form

Anyone can nominate an eligible teacher using the nomination form. However, each nomination needs to be supported by an endorsement from the candidate’s School Principal on the form provided.

The completed nomination form and supporting documentation is to be forwarded to the CHOOSEMATHS Awards Project Officer via email or post.

Key Dates

March 2018
01 March 2018
July 2018
13 July 2018
24 July 2018

Shortlisted nominees will be contacted to schedule a Skype interview time

Shortlisted nominees will be contacted to schedule a Skype interview time

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August 2018
01 August 2018
02 August 2018
10 August 2018
September 2018
06 September 2018

Teacher awardee dinner hosted in Melbourne

Teacher awardee dinner hosted in Melbourne

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07 September 2018

All teacher awards will be presented at the CHOOSEMATHS Awards Ceremony hosted in Melbourne

All teacher awards will be presented at the CHOOSEMATHS Awards Ceremony hosted in Melbourne

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