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Twelve teachers from Edmonton schools are semi finalists for Alberta Education Excellence in Teaching awards.
don take enough time to recognize the excellence in our classrooms, said Alberta Teachers Association president Mark Ramsankar, who added that it is excellence in teaching in classrooms across the province that has seen Alberta education system recognized nationally and internationally.
The Excellence in Teaching Awards program was started in 1989 to honour effective, creative and innovative teaching practices and celebrate outstanding teachers. Over 10,000 teachers have been nominated for an Excellence in Teaching award, and more than 500 teachers have received the honour.
The 10 semi finalists from Edmonton Public Schools and three from Edmonton Catholic Schools join 18 other teachers from across the province in the running for 20 awards, which will be presented this week.
All semi finalists receive a certificate of recognition and access to $1,500 to use towards professional learning, while finalists receive a certificate, commemorative pin and $4,000 for professional learning.
Award recipients schools also benefit from the honour, with monetary awards and certificates of recognition.
Winning teachers are those who go above and beyond to foster the development of their students while working well with their colleagues, demonstrate in depth knowledge of their curriculum and achieve positive results in student learning while displaying genuine care for the well being of their students.
Ramsankar said that just as important as recognizing excellent teachers is working to ensure teachers have the resources they need to support their efforts.