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PLTW educators play an immeasurable role in creating transformative learning experiences in their classrooms through PLTW programs.

Each year, we honor and recognize outstanding PLTW teachers and administrators through the National PLTW Teachers and Administrators of the Year awards.   

Nominations are now open through May 17.

Nominate a Teacher    Nominate an Administrator




Award Categories


Nomination Criteria

Who should submit? 

Any educational community member (staff, faculty, or administrators) can nominate a PLTW educator for this award. PLTW also accepts self-nominations. 

National PLTW Teachers and Administrator of the Year will receive: 
  • An engraved award recognizing the recipient's outstanding achievement 
  • A celebratory recognition event planned in your school building 
  • Recognition through PLTW communications 
  • Public recognition of the recipient’s award 

New in 2024

We are pleased to announce a new way to recognize our incredible educators: 

Individual Teacher and Administrator of the Year Award Winners: Starting this year, each winner in every category will receive a $1,000 prize. 

School Awards: Winners’ schools will also receive a $2,000 myPLTW Store credit. 

National Teachers of the Year and Administrator of the Year will also receive travel and registration to the PLTW Summit 2024. 


Win a trip to Summit 2024!



If you have questions or concerns, the PLTW Solution Center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 877.335.7589 or