FrogAsia launches the Frog Teacher Awards 2014, a first-of-its-kind celebration of outstanding educators
KUALA LUMPUR, 13 May 2014
If there is one thing that each of us have in common, it is that we have at some point been impacted by a teacher who has made a positive difference in our lives.
In honour of these extraordinary educators, FrogAsia is launching the inaugural ‘Frog Teacher Awards 2014’, the first-of-its-kind awards to recognise and celebrate teachers who have done outstanding work in shaping the next generation through teaching.
There are seven public-nominated awards to be given out with prizes including cash prizes of up to RM3,000 per teacher as well as device prizes such as Google’s Samsung 4G Chromebooks and Nexus 7 tablets. Sponsors include YTL Foundation, DBS, Google, iHeal and other partners.
Nominations for the Awards will kick off on National Teachers’ Day, May 16, and any member of the public possessing a 1BestariNet ID may nominate a teacher for any of the Awards categories. Teachers may also nominate themselves; however, only teachers from national schools possessing a 1BestariNet ID are qualified to win.
“As a former teacher myself, I've always felt that teachers need to be recognised and celebrated,” said Elizabeth Lopez, FrogAsia’s Head of Transformation. “And what better way than by having Teachers Day Awards to highlight the best of teaching in the country? It's time to shout out some of the amazing things teachers are doing!”
The categories that will be open for nominations include: Most Outstanding Frog Teacher, Most Innovative Use of Frog, Best Use of Frog for Co-Curricular Activities, Most Inspiring Teacher, Best Use of Chromebooks for Teaching and Learning with Frog, Best Use of ‘Google Apps for Education’ for Teaching and Learning, and Best Application of ‘Anytime, Anywhere Learning’ with Frog.
Special Merit Awards will also be awarded by FrogAsia to teachers who do not fall into any of the above categories for nomination but who also deserve recognition for their remarkable service.
“At FrogAsia, we are all about empowering our users through technology. We want to help them achieve more than they think they are capable of. Earlier this year, we challenged students to see learning English as something fun, and we saw 70,000 excited students nationwide competing in an online, game-based spelling competition,” said Lou Yeoh, FrogAsia’s Executive Director.
“With the Frog Teacher Awards 2014, we are continuing that theme of empowering individuals - this time, with a focus on teachers. We want to celebrate teachers who are empowering the next generation of Malaysians, with a special emphasis on innovative teachers who leverage on technology to do so.”
Nominations will be open to the public beginning 16 May and closing on 16 June, via the Frog Teacher Awards 2014 website at www.frogasia.com/teacherawards.