Top 5 Reasons to Nominate a Teacher or Administrator

Teachers and administrators across PLTW’s network of schools do amazing things every day to impact the lives of their students. While we can’t recognize each and every one, our Outstanding PLTW Teacher and Administrator Awards honor those who have made significant impacts in their classrooms, schools, and communities. The nomination portal will open May 3. So why should you nominate a teacher or administrator (or yourself) for this award?

Reason #1: Shine the Spotlight

By nominating someone for these awards, you get the opportunity to shine the spotlight on accomplishments achieved by educators and highlight student outcomes in your community. With so many negative stories circulating in the press and on social media, take the opportunity to share the great things that are happening in schools, which are too often not told.

Reason #2: Sharing Is Caring

All recognized award recipients get multiple chances to share their knowledge and best practices with fellow PLTW educators across the nation. If we select your nominee for one of these awards, they will not just be making a difference in their school community but in school buildings all over the U.S.

Reason #3: Represent the Student Experience

Not only will PLTW National Award winners share their expertise with other educators, they will have the chance to represent the student experience based on their students’ and schools’ outcomes. This will benefit students for years to come.

Reason #4: Join the Elite Crowd

Nominees will become part of a select group of outstanding and groundbreaking nationally-recognized education professionals. This offers not just bragging rights, but the opportunity to showcase their commitment to education and STEM-based learning.

Reason #5: Share Successes

By sharing your nomination’s PLTW story, you will make a difference in schools across the country by being a PLTW-recognized advocate. PLTW team members across the U.S. will be able to share these success stories to help bring more schools into the PLTW network, as well as increasing visibility of PLTW programs with businesses, foundations, and other entities that may choose to support PLTW and its network of schools.   

We will recognize all qualifying nominations and, from that group, select the National Administrator of the Year and National Teacher of the Year in each PLTW program, as well as the Robert and Patricia Kern PLTW Teacher of the Year. Look for more information, including award criteria and portal links, soon.