Photo - Group photo with teachers at SK La Salle Sentul during FrogAsia's Teacher's Day Surprise.
YTL's national cloud-based learning platform FrogAsia has launched Teacher's Day awards in Malaysia to recognise outstanding educators in Malaysia.
During the launch of FrogAsia Teacher Awards 2014, FrogAsia executive director Lou Yeoh said teachers who go the extra mile need to be honoured and celebrated.
Yeoh said there will be seven public-nominated awards to be given out with prizes including cash prizes of up to RM3,000 [US$923] per teacher as well as prizes such as Google's Samsung 4G Chromebooks, Nexus 7 tablets, as well as health check-up vouchers sponsored by YTL Foundation, DBS, Google, iHeal and other sponsors.
Nominations for the awards will kick off on National Teachers' Day, Friday, May 16 2014, and any member of the public 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.
"At FrogAsia, we are all about empowering our users through technology," said Yeoh. "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."
Photo - A student happily receives her Chupc Chups lollipop from FrogAsia at SK Jalan Selangor.
Focus on teachers
FrogAsia head of transformation, Elizabeth Lopez, said, "As a former teacher myself, I've always felt that teachers need to be recognised and celebrated. 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!"
"With the Frog Teacher Awards 2014, we are continuing that theme of empowering individuals - this time, with a focus on teachers," added FrogAsia's Yeoh. "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."
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.
Nominations will be open to the public beginning 16 May 2014 and closing on 16 June 2014, via the Frog Teacher Awards 2014 website at frogasia.com/teacherawards
Sign up for CIO Asia eNewsletters.