Innovation in Teaching Competition


About the Innovation in Teaching Competition

The Innovation in Teaching Competition promotes excellence in the classroom by recognizing and rewarding Georgia's most effective educators and making examples of their practices, including videos and full unit plans, available to Georgia's teachers and leaders online. Since 2013, the Innovation in Teaching Competition has recognized 36 educators from across Georgia.

Innovation in Teaching Competition Videos and Unit Plans

Looking for innovative unit plans for your school or classroom?  The Innovation in Teaching Competition videos, unit plans, and supplementary materials are now available online. All of these resources are created by real teachers and designed to help your students learn in new ways - off the grid, past the classroom walls, and beyond the textbook.

School Year 2016-2017 Competition Winners

On January 17, Gov. Deal announced the winners of the 2016-2017 Innovation in Teaching Competition. Click here to view the press release.

Claudia Fitzwater
First-Fifth Grades, Spanish
Applied Learning with a Focus on STEAM Education
Drew Charter School
Atlanta Public Schools
Cheri Nations
Eighth Grade, Physical Science
Applied Learning with a Focus on STEAM Education
North Gwinnett Middle School
Gwinnett County Public Schools

Kaycie Rogers
Third Grade, Science and Social Studies
Innovative Practices to Close the Achievement Gap
East Jackson Elementary School
Jackson County School System

Click here to view descriptions of the winning unit plans.

Click here to view a list of previous Innovation in Teaching Competition winners.