The Mohamed bin Zayed Award for Best GCC Teacher revealed in a video conference that the announcement of winners of the award will be in November 2020 and announced the evaluation plan for the current third edition of the award, and its special preparations in the current situation. The evaluation phase of the entries is scheduled to start in September and continue until October.
During the video conference, a set of files concerning the award's work mechanism, best practices followed, and aspects of the evaluation phase were discussed. Frameworks of continuing to shed light on the award, and the experiences of coordinators in publishing and informing educational cadres about the award, its criteria and its importance, and discussing future educational plans of the award and areas of development were also presented.
Dr. Hamad Al Darmaki, Secretary-General of the Award, began the meeting with a welcome address, praising the effort of members of committees and their critical roles as well as their outstanding impact on the development and spread of the award. He called for continuing joint work and coordination and keeping abreast of the latest updates to achieve the best results and fulfill the awards' sustainable educational objectives and visions.
He explained that the Award, in its 3rd edition, continues to achieve significant educational achievements, thanks to the support of the wise leadership, through the expansion of the number of teachers targeted to participate in the award, and the remarkable increase in the number of entries. The award adopts the best educational standards and leading educational policies which were carefully developed to enhance the education movement, encourage excellence in the educational field, and attract educational competencies to participate and highlight their actual role in the advancement of education through the awards' key fields.
Al-Darmaki highlighted that the award is in the process of preparing for the evaluation stage of entries by the jury in the coming month of September, to sort out the best ones and those that simulate the criteria and objectives of the award, and are consistent with its vision in terms of form, content, and relevance.
He added that the previous decision to extend the deadline for final registration from March to May, contributed to achieving the highest participation. It also allowed adding the last achievements of the teacher and for amendment on the file and fully preparing it to ensure a greater chance of winning, indicating that in parallel with the extension of the registration period, the award continued organizing educational workshops on the award, its criteria, and conditions for all participating countries.
The meeting included a presentation to the coordinators of the participating countries on what has been achieved since the announcement of the launch of the third edition and the start of the registration and participation phase as well as the encouragement of teachers to highlight their educational talents and achievements and foster a culture of excellence.
This resulted in an impressive turnout to participate in the award, in the current edition, by the teachers after they attended many educational workshops in various regions and schools organized by the award in cooperation with the participating countries, in addition to addressing feedback to the targeted people through the participation of the winning teachers of previous editions in these workshops to support and motivate other teachers.
The efforts of media teams to introduce the award at the local level were also discussed which included announcing the launch of the third edition and the start of the registration process, and various promotional campaigns through various media outlets, as well as preparing special reports on participating countries and transferring the experiences of distinguished teachers and participants in previous editions. Social media was also used for the intellectual and educational marketing purposes of the award.
The session also reviewed the previous experiences of the award-winning teachers, their participation in providing educational workshops and answering inquiries as well as providing support and motivation to teachers to encourage them to adhere to the culture of excellence, as the ambassadors of the award.
The successful experiences of teachers were also reviewed in light of the continued distance learning and the use of modern technology and innovative teaching methods, and how these practices contributed to the development of the teacher and the acquisition of the skills required under this current situation.
In the meeting, the coordinators in Egypt and Jordan, thanked the UAE and praised the award and the efforts made by it to raise the status of the teacher and highlight outstanding teachers. They also presented the most important work carried out since announcing that the two countries are joining the third edition, and their contributions to spreading the culture of the award to teachers in different provinces, regions and districts.
Do you find this content helpful? Yes