Announcing The Great American Teach-Off 2013: Nominate an Innovative Teacher to Win $10K


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GOOD and University of Phoenix are proud to announce the launch of the second annual Great American Teach-Off for teachers in grades K through 12.

This program is a nationwide competition to celebrate U.S.-based elementary, middle and high school teachers that are engaging students to learn effectively and graduate successfully. Whether these teachers have innovative teaching methods, create unique classroom projects, or organize inspiring after-school programs that encourage community involvement in their schools, we want to hear more about them!

Here's how it works: Nominate an outstanding teacher currently teaching in grades K through 6 or 7 through 12—it can be a teacher you've had, your child's, or even yourself—by February 15 noon PT. We'll select the finalists based on how they foster creativity in the classroom, help students learn beyond the classroom, and impact the greater school community.

We'll announce the top 20 finalists on March 4 noon PT. Finalists will share videos responding to a short list of questions about their teaching experience, and the GOOD community will vote for their favorite teacher over the course of five weeks. At the end of five weeks, the top voted K through 6 teacher and the top voted 7 through 12 teacher will each receive a $10,000 classroom grant. 

Dedicated teachers that are pushing students to learn and think in different ways deserve to be recognized. Give these teachers the chance to further learning in their classroom by nominating them in The Great American Teach-Off by February 15 noon PT. Watch profiles of last year's winning teachers, Terry Dougherty and Daryl Bilandzija to get inspired.

You can join the conversation with this challenge on Twitter at @GOODmkr and @TeachOff via #teachoff.