Professional Development

Jacobs Educator Award

We're looking for technology innovators working in American classrooms. The Jacobs Educator Award honors K-12 teachers across the United States who are using technology to support inquiry-based teaching and learning activities. It is supported by the Barbara B. Jacobs Chair in Education.

Jacobs Educators take an active role in the education of future teachers. During their one-year appointment, they work directly with School of Education to show them how to integrate technology into their own practices. They help design and evaluate student technology projects. And their own classrooms serve as laboratories where IU students can develop and implement new technology-enhanced, inquiry-based activities.

Jacobs Educators receive a $1,500 stipend at the end of their appointments, as well as $1,000 for technology resources to support their teaching. The award also covers travel expenses when recipients travel to Bloomington to participate in School of Education events.

Learn about selection criteria, past winners, and how to apply to become a Jacobs Educator »