The Governor's Office of Student Achievement's Innovation in Teaching competition is designed to highlight and reward innovative K-12 educators throughout the state. Nominate a teacher today!
Third Round Nominations are now closed.
What does each winner receive?
- $2,000 stipend
- $5,000 grant to support his/her school's implementation of Georgia's instructional standards
- GPB will film his/her classroom to accompany resources that will be made available to all teachers in the state
What type of teacher will be selected?
Georgia teachers who are incorporating innovative applied learning strategies into their English Language Arts or mathematics instruction, and who can serve as model teachers for other educators across the state.
Who is eligible?
ELA, reading, or mathematics K-12 teachers in a Georgia public school who meets one of the following:
- Received a rating of "Exemplary" or in the high levels of "Proficient" through the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES) in the 2012-13 school year
- Endorsed by the school's principal if the school does not yet implement TKES
Who can nominate?
- School administrator
- Instructional coach
- District staff
- GaDOE Teacher and Leader Effectiveness staff, School Improvement staff, or Curriculum staff at the teacher’s school.
What is the process?
- Teachers must be nominated by December 5.
- By mid-December, GOSA will invite a select number of applicants to provide a unit plan, supplementary materials, data showing teacher effectiveness, and a two-minute video demonstating their creativity, camera presence, and classroom environment.
- GOSA staff and the Innovation Fund Advisory Board will review applicants and announce winners by January 24.
GOSA held the first round of the competition in summer 2013. On August 20, 2013, Gov. Deal announced the Round 1 winners:
GOSA held the second round of the competition in fall 2013. On October 31, 2013, Gov. Deal announced the Round 2 winners: