The Great American Teach-Off for 2013!


Know a teacher who could use and deserves $10,000?

Well, hurry, as it is almost last call for nominating an educator who shows innovation and dedication to their craft.  The $10,000 classroom grant will be awarded by GOOD Partnerships and the University of Phoenix. There will be twenty finalists selected from teachers of grades Kindergarten through Twelfth this February 15, 2013 at noon PT.  

Voting for the finalists begins March 4 and “in a course of five weeks, the GOOD community will vote for their favorite teacher. At the end of the five weeks, the top voted K through 6 teacher and top voted 7 through 12 teacher will each receive a $10,000 classroom grant.”

What are the judge looking for? “[T]eachers that are not only changing the lives of their students, but also their community. We want to hear all about the teachers that are integrating technology into the classroom, doing community outreach with their students, or pushing their students to learn and think in different ways so that they can graduate successfully and achieve beyond the classroom.”

For ideas and inspiration, you can watch videos of last year’s winners, Terry Dougherty and  Daryl Bilandzija.  Good luck to all the great candidates out there and don’t forget: the deadline for applications is this Friday