Teachers make the biggest difference in the lives of a child or young adult every single day, and this is an opportunity to recognize and honor them.
Self-discovery is a journey that is different for everyone but an important one. Discovering ones’ unique skills, talents, and interests is the path that intrinsically motivates students to find their success in school, college, career, and life. With administrator guidance and Odysseyware, teachers are helping students dream big and never give up!
The Odysseyware Educator Impact Award honors educators using Odysseyware in unique and beneficial ways to inspire students to find their path and purpose, and reach their greatest potential. We recognize that your passion, dedication, and enthusiasm as an educator is contagious and impactful.
We want to recognize outstanding educators using Odysseyware in the following categories:
A Blended Learning classroom teacher combines the best of face-to-face instruction, typically in a supervised brick-and-mortar classroom, with Odysseyware digital course and content resources. Some element of student control over time, path, and/or pace is also part of the implementation.
A teacher who utilizes Odysseyware in an education program in which students participate in online learning off-site in place of traditional homework, and then attend the brick-and-mortar school for face-to-face, teacher-guided practice or projects.
A teacher who utilizes Odysseyware and who works with students for whom the traditional classroom environment is not ideal, whether it’s due to demanding schedules, family obligations, or other circumstances that affect their ability to achieve success during the school day, or within a traditional classroom setting.
A teacher who utilizes Odysseyware in an education program that is designed to ensure students demonstrate proficiency or mastery, and receive timely and differentiated support to ensure equity of access to learning opportunities. The program uses personalized learning that is flexible and can be tailored to enable students to steer elements of their learning, including pace and place. The umbrella of competency learning encompasses competency-based learning, mastery-based learning, proficiency-based learning, and performance-based learning.
A teacher who utilizes the CTE courses from Odysseyware in a Career and Technical Education program focused on providing students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter an occupation or prepare for further career development options.
A teacher who utilizes Odysseyware in an education program for adult learners. Examples include Adult Basic Education, Adult Post-Secondary Education, and Adult High School.
The thirty (30) finalists (five (5) nominees from the six (6) different categories) will be recognized at the Odysseyware Educator Impact Award reception taking place at Untitled Supper Club that includes cocktails, jazz and dinner in Chicago on June 26th, 2018, 6:00-9:30 PM CST, during the week of the ISTE conference (International Society for Technology in Education). (Please note, ISTE attendance is not required for award to be received.
(1 award for each of the 6 categories)
- Mobile cart for the teacher’s school – from Spectrum Industries, Inc.
- Choice of Odysseyware Online Professional Development AODT site license + 2 webinar hours (available for all teachers at the teacher’s school site) OR Odysseyware ClassPace Blended Learning solution school license + 1-day Face-to-Face Professional Development
- $500 stipend for teacher toward ISTE conference travel or attendance
- Chromebook for the teacher
- Teacher featured story in Odysseyware publication and website
- Teacher featured in the Education Week publication
Top 4 Runners-Up Awards
(4 for each of the 6 categories)
- Recognized at the Odysseyware Educator Impact Award reception, featured on the Odysseyware website, featured in Education Week publication, and a gift of appreciation from Odysseyware.