PROVINCE RECOGNIZES WORLD TEACHER'S DAY, OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR MANITOBA'S EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARDS

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The Manitoba government is encouraging Manitobans to celebrate World Teachers’ Day on Oct. 5 by nominating an educator for Manitoba's Excellence in Education Awards, Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart announced today.

Teaching is a calling, and educators who inspire, engage and challenge their students play a critical role in their development,” said Wishart.  “Today, teachers around the world will be recognized for their contributions and I encourage all Manitobans to take a moment to thank a teacher for making our world a better place.”

This year, awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • teaching excellence,

  • outstanding new teacher,

  • outstanding team collaboration,

  • outstanding school leader, and

  • Premier’s Award for Excellence in Education.

All nominees must be educators who hold valid, permanent Manitoba teaching certificates and work directly with kindergarten to Grade 12 students on a daily basis in a school setting.  Nominees for the outstanding school leader award must be principals or vice-principals.

Nominations may be submitted by parents or legal guardians, students, school trustees, fellow teachers and school or school division administrators. Recipients for the Premier’s Award for Excellence in Education, established to recognize educators who go above and beyond to benefit their students, will be chosen from the nominees in the above four categories.

The deadline for nominations is Dec. 1.  A reception will be held in honour of the recipients at the Legislative Building in April 2018. 

More information on the nomination process, selection criteria and all necessary forms is available at www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/excellence.

World Teachers’ Day was proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Education International, and has been celebrated around the world since 1994.

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