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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 will be open from April 1 to May 1. Winners will be announced in the fall of 2024. 

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

Award recipients also have the opportunity to: 
  • Be featured in PLTW stories, promotions, and communications 
  • Be recognized and honored at PLTW events. 

For more information, please visit our National Teacher of the Year andNational Administrator of the Year FAQs.

Important Requirement To be eligible for consideration, all nominees must provide two letters of support from individuals familiar with their work. Letters should reference the nominee’s strengths, identify accomplishments, and highlight methods and experiences that directly connect to the criteria for selection.



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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