Ferdinand | EducationGhana | March 12 | College Tutor Category: Selection Criteria and Eligibility for the 2023 Ghana Teacher Prize
The award is meant to honour the hardworking staff of the Ghana Education Service who are in active Service.
SELECTION CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY FOR GHANA TEACHER PRIZE 2023
(COLLEGE TUTOR CATEGORY)
The Prize is open to all professionally trained tutors currently working at the colleges of education (both public and private) and who have been teaching in a College of Education for at least five (5) years.
Applications for the Ghana Teacher Prize (College Tutor Category) will be judged based on a rigorous set of criteria to select a tutor who has made outstanding contributions to the profession. The final judging committee will look for evidence of:
1. Recognition of a tutor’s achievements in the classroom and beyond from learners’/students’ appraisals, colleagues, principals, heads of departments, head teachers of partner schools (teaching practice schools) or members of the wider community. For example, through local/national awards and certificates.
2. Employ effective instructional practices that are replicable and scalable. For example, through the innovative use of technology or non-typical instructional techniques that can be replicated in other classrooms.
3. Achieving demonstrable student learning outcomes in the classroom/course. For example, through the improvement of students’ grades, students attendance/behavior in college, Supported Teaching in Schools (STS), and community of practice; students become achievers in the world of work.
4. Ensuring learners receive value-based education that promotes global citizenship (different religions, gender, cultural diversity and nationalities, linking up with teacher education institutions/schools in other parts of the community/country/international, promoting exchange programs, excursions).
5. Achievements in the community beyond the classroom that provide unique and distinguished models of excellence for the teaching profession and others.
For example, recognition through the media (e.g. contribute to debates or talk-shows), partner schools, community/religious activities, roles or awards, talks (e.g. speech days, open days, durbars, etc.), seminars; membership of local organizations. How do you bring the community into your classroom?
6. Contribution to teaching and the teaching profession: Public debates, research activities, writing articles/publications, blogs, media participation, social media campaigns, events, seminars or conferences.
7. Professional Competence: This category of assessment includes academic/professional qualifications (i.e., M. Ed; preferably M. Phil and beyond in the relevant subject area/course with at least a diploma in education or Post Graduate Diploma in Education), participation in workshops and seminars, provision of in-service training and evidence of quality delivery of service (e.g. attendance at Professional Development Sessions (PDS), certificates of participation, invitation letters, etc.).
8. Knowledge: This includes knowledge about educational policies and reforms, curricula, National Teachers’ Standards (NTS), demonstration of subject knowledge/mastery, etc.
9. Personal Factors: This includes the social, moral and emotional, positive manifestations and role modeling (e.g. staff, students and community can attest to the tutor’s personal life as positive).
10. Innovations and creativity: These include new ways and methods of teaching, use of technology, problem-solving abilities, and coping with work in a challenging environment, (e.g. a pandemic, resource constraints, etc.).
11. A teaching portfolio (e.g. Letters of recommendation, CPD certificates, invitation letters for In-Service training, verifiable students’ appraisals, promotion letters, products/artifacts/ inventions, etc.)
Based on the above criteria, the nomination of tutors can be as follows:
ii. Staff nomination
iii. Community nomination (students, alumni, traditional/religious leaders
iv. Union nomination (e.g. Local/National level)
Interested applicants should apply through the following links:
- https://forms.gle/FvyRd9KLG99qEn2y8 (Teacher in leadership and administration)
- https://forms.gle/rMpvqk8fddYAxosz5 ( Non-teaching)
- https://forms.gle/ivsgChUaix97SZbn8 ( College Tutor)
All applicants are expected to adhere strictly to the attached selection criteria. The deadline for
application is on 31st May 2023.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF AWARD WINNERS
Applicants for the Ghana Teacher Prize will be judged on a rigorous set of criteria to identify an extraordinary teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession as follows:
1. Achieving demonstrable student learning outcomes in the classroom. (For example, through the improvement of student grades, student attendance/behavior; students becoming high achievers in further education or in the world of work;
and enabling students to have as many options as possible to fulfill their potential) Employing innovative and effective instructional practices that are replicable and scalable to influence the quality of education globally. (For example, through innovative use of technology or non-typical instructional techniques that can be replicated in other classrooms within the same context)
2. Recognition of a teacher’s achievements in the classroom and beyond from pupils, colleagues, head teachers or members of the wider community. (For example, through local/ national teaching awards; recognition in local/national press or academic publications; references or testimonials from high achieving students, peers, or principals;
active senior-level member of an external organization or board that furthers an element of education) Helping children become global citizens by providing them with a value-based education equips young people with life and work skills and prepares them for a world where they will encounter people from many different nationalities, cultures,
and religions. (Examples may include arranging work placements or other introductions to the world of work; linking up with schools in other parts of the world; and promoting student exchange programs)
3. Achievements in the community beyond the classroom that provide unique and distinguished models of excellence for the teaching profession and others. (Recognition through community awards, talks, seminars; membership of local organizations, written contributions in media,
with a focus on bringing the community into your classroom to widen students’ experiences) Encouraging teachers to stay in the profession and develop their skills as well as encouraging others to join the teaching profession.
(For example, through the teaching of mentoring teachers at your school or teacher training college; contributing to public debates on the teaching profession, whether through speaking engagements, writing articles, blogs, media participation, social media campaigns, events or conferences; or other examples of practice that have been elevated the status of teaching in your country).
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