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Innovative Educator Awards

Entries are now open for the Innovative Educators Awards 2012

Innovative Educator Awards

Are you New Zealand's most innovative teacher?

Each year, Microsoft awards New Zealand’s most innovative teachers. We are looking for one thing and one thing only: Teachers that use simple technologies in innovative ways to engage students and take learning to new heights. You could be one of them.

Who can enter?

All current full and part-time primary and secondary school teachers from both private and public schools throughout New Zealand are eligible to enter. You can also nominate a peer whose teaching you feel is in the spirit of the award.

Instructions for entry:

1. Download the Entry Form and supporting documents from the righthand side of this page
2. Fill in all questions
3. Save this document and attach to an email addressed to

"Winning the award has been a real honour. The professional development opportunities have been outstanding. Being able to meet and collaborate with likeminded people all around the world has really inspired me. It has really changed people’s perception of physical education and reinforced how 21st century skills can engage and improve learning."

Julia Breen,
Award Winner 2011
Howick College