Established in honour of Promethean’s founder, Tony Cann, The Cann Awards seek to honour the best in teaching from around the world. Jim Marshall, CEO of Promethean, comments:
“Teachers inspire us to be our best – to strive to achieve more than we think we are capable of. Year after year, teachers across the globe encourage students, motivate them to learn, and guide them to realising their full potential. If a teacher touched your life, made you feel important, or helped you become the person you are today, The Cann Awards is an opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ and to share the teacher’s story with the world.”
From this month, residents of the UK and beyond are being invited to nominate a teacher who played an integral role in their lives. Entrants may nominate a former teacher by sharing their story through a written essay or a short video/audio tribute. Five teachers will be selected as winners. In addition to being recognised as a recipient of a 2015 Cann Award, Promethean will make a $2,500 (£1,500) donation to a charity or non-profit organisation of the teacher’s choice.
The Cann Awards aim to identify and celebrate the world’s most exemplary teachers. Promethean will form a panel of judges to evaluate all submissions to select the best teachers who:
- Displayed excellent leadership qualities
- Encouraged students to explore and create
- Inspired critical thinking among students
- Prioritised the individual needs of each learner
- Gave successful direction to students’ future plans
- Motivated students toward positive ways of thinking and living
- Developed problem solving skills and attitudes in students.
The nomination period for the 2015 Cann Awards runs until 15 November 2014. Winners will be announced on 10 January 2015. The five winning teachers, a guest of each one and the former student who nominated them will attend an event in Atlanta, USA to receive their award.
For more information on The Cann Awards, to nominate a teacher, and to see the full terms and conditions of the competition, click here to visit the official website.