Global Educator of the Year Award

GEYA 2018

The Global Educator of the Year Award recognises educators who have gone above and beyond in raising awareness and deepening understanding of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and encouraging people to take action.

It is time to celebrate the amazing work our teachers are doing.

  • Teachers are creating our future global citizens.
  • Teachers integrate global learning and the sustainable development goals (SDGs) into their lessons.
  • Teachers are role models for positive social action.
  • Teachers equip young people with the understanding, attitudes and behaviour that will allow for their success in a global facing Britain.

The winner will:

  • Receive a prize for their school
  • Be invited to the Global Educator of the Year Awards ceremony on 13 July 2018 at City Hall, London.
  • Be showcased as a best practice on our Global Dimension website and at education and global learning seminars and events throughout the year.

    GEYA 2017 finalists

    2017 finalists: Nathan Atkinson, Lottie O’Brien, Jane Yates, Andrew Christie.

“I’d like to think the award represents my role as a small cog in a big wheel that is continually driving global learning forward. A wheel that not only includes the pupils, staff and parents at Armathwaite School but also the multitude of amazing and committed GLP educators whose teaching is focused on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.”

Jane Yates, Global Educator of the Year 2017

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Nominations for GEYA 2018 are now closed. 

Thank you to everyone who nominated. There were some very inspiring educators who were nominated this year. The initial shortlist has taken place, and our expert judging panel have now chosen the shortlisted candidates:

  • Jo Frazer, Beaconhurst Primary School,Scotland
  • Samantha Olubodan, Meadow County Primary School, Cheshire
  • Thandiwe Banda, Overton Grange School, Surrey

We will be hosting The Global Educator of the Year Award ceremony when we will announce the winner, and celebrate 35 years of Think Global on the 13 July. Come and meet the winner and some of the runners-up and learn more about how educators are inspiring and empowering a new generation of global active citizens. Places are limited so please reserve your ticket if you would like to attend.

The GEYA 2018 judging panel is made up of:

Find out more about the 2017 event.

Find out more the 2016 Award.

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