PLTW Awards and Recognition

PLTW recognizes educators and advocates across the country through our National PLTW Teachers and PLTW Administrator of the Year awards and PLTW Distinguished Program Recognition achievement.

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2023-24 National Awards Nomination Portal Now Closed

PLTW Educators across our network play an immeasurable role in our work to prepare students for college, career and beyond.  Each year, we honor and recognize outstanding PLTW teachers and administrators through the National PLTW Teachers and Administrators of the Year awards.  

The nomination portal is now closed, and we are tabulating the results. Recipients will be notified in July 2023, and PLTW will publicly recognize the winners beginning in the fall of 2023. For more information, refer to our National Teacher of the Year and National Administrator of the Year FAQ's.

See Previous National Award Winners

PLTW Distinguished Program Recognition

PLTW empowers millions of students across the U.S. to unlock their potential by developing the in-demand, real-world knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in life beyond the classroom.

PLTW Distinguished Program Recognition celebrates districts and schools committed to helping students own their education by increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs.

We are excited to celebrate and recognize your incredible achievements.

See Our Distinguished Schools and Districts
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Submission Eligibility and Guidelines

To be eligible for the PLTW Distinguished Program Recognition, a PLTW Program Coordinator or Site Coordinator must submit all required information on the eligibility form in myPLTW by March 31, 2023. PLTW will announce the results in May. You must complete a separate eligibility form for each school with data and information from the 2021-22 school year. All information should be accurately and honestly provided. PLTW will review all submitted data and information against PLTW data, including but not limited to, PLTW rostering data, NCES data, active PLTW programs, etc.

Have a question about PLTW Distinguished Program Recognition? Check out our frequently asked questions or contact our Solution Center.