McGraw-Hill today announced the launch of the first annual ALEKS All-Star Educator Awards, a new awards program honoring outstanding educators. The inaugural 2019 program will recognize one K-12 teacher and one higher education instructor who have used ALEKS to achieve exceptional results.
For 20 years, McGraw-Hill ALEKS® has helped educators in math and chemistry to zero in on which topics students understand and which topics they need help with. Based on the theory of "knowledge spaces" from cognitive science, ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) uses artificial intelligence to create personalized learning paths for K-20 students. The adaptive platform recently won three CODiE Awards as a top educational technology product, and a Digital Edge 50 Award for the development of a machine learning tool called ALEKS Insights.
Starting today, McGraw-Hill will begin accepting nominations for the ALEKS All-Star Educator Awards at https://www.mheducation.com/aleksallstars (opens in new tab).
Nominees can be any educators who have demonstrated any of the following:
- Used ALEKS to reshape the way they interact with students in order to drive more effective teaching and learning
- Measurably improved outcomes for students using a combination of ALEKS and other teaching techniques
- Helped increase STEM success rates for all students, no matter their backgrounds
- Gone above and beyond to help unlock the potential of learners at their schools using ALEKS
- Demonstrated an innovative and unique teaching style using ALEKS
Nominators can submit up to 500 words explaining how an educator meets or exceeds these requirements. Nominators will also have the option to submit a video or photos as part of the submission. The winning educators will each receive a $1,000 donation from McGraw-Hill to an education-focused non-profit or charity of his or her choice, a $250 gift card and a collection of professional books. Winners will be announced by early November.