STEM Movement and Dell Technologies announce the call for the Extraordinary Teachers Award 2022

The initiative Extraordinary Teachers Award: National Teacher Prize Mexicodriven STEM movement in alliance with Dell Technologiesaims to reward the best teacher in Mexico in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM for its acronym in English), The call for teachers who wish to participate will be open to applications until February 20 of this year.

Known as the Nobel Prize for Education, the Extraordinary Teachers Award: National Teacher Prize Mexico 2022 It is the Mexican edition of Global Teacher Prize that seeks to find the best teacher in Mexico in STEM to form a great learning community where teachers can train and share experiences to improve their work.

With technology bridging the future of education, STEM skills development and digital inclusion are critical factors in creating better learning opportunities.

The Extraordinary Teachers Award: National Teacher Prize Mexico seeks teachers from public and private schools, of Mexican nationality who work in compulsory education (preschool to upper secondary), who teach at least 10 hours of class a week in face-to-face, remote or hybrid mode. In addition, they must have at least five years of experience in teaching and, due to their commitment to education, contemplate remaining in the teaching profession for the next five years. This project has the support of the Federal Public Education Secretariat, the State Education Secretariats, the STEM Ecosystem and more than 120 Allies.

The total amount of the cash prize will be $1,000,000.00 (one million pesos, 00/100 MN) and will be delivered in annual installments over a period of five years, which will count from the first transfer granted to the winner. The Award will be presented during an Award Ceremony with key personalities for STEM Education in Mexico, to be announced soon.

The application guide and the participation rules can be downloaded from the official page of the STEM Movement: https://www.movimientostem.org/docentes-extraordinarios-2-2/ until the closing of the call, which will be on February 20, 2022.

The teachers who apply for the Extraordinary Teachers Award: National Teacher Prize Mexico 2022, will be evaluated through a rigorous set of criteria to identify an extraordinary teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession from STEM Education. Among the characteristics of the teacher, the team of Institutional Evaluators and the Jury of Experts look for evidence of a combination of:

  • Employing effective STEM educational practices that are replicable and scalable.
  • Employ innovative educational practices that address the specific challenges of the school, community or country.
  • Help students become citizens and global citizens.
  • Impact on the community beyond the physical or virtual classroom.
  • Improving the teaching profession by helping to raise the quality of teaching, sharing best practices, and helping colleagues overcome challenges.
  • Contribute to public debates about STEM and the STEM-focused teaching profession,
  • It will be desirable that you have developed a project using a STEM pedagogical methodology.
  • Get recognition for your work.

On the occasion of the national contingency, the strategies they are promoting will be taken into account to ensure the continuity and quality of their work to move from the physical to the virtual classroom or in a mixed model, or to support the educational community or the community usually.

Through this Award, STEM movement in alliance with Dell Technologies seek to generate a community, exchange ideas and improve practices around STEM areas. Technology offers students the opportunity to lead their own path of discovery, and when integrated with new teaching and learning practices like the STEM Model, it empowers students to investigate, create, innovate, and collaborate in highly personalized ways.

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STEM Movement and Dell Technologies announce the call for the Extraordinary Teachers Award 2022