Professional Development

Jacobs Educator Award

Apply for the Jacobs Educator Award

Applications for the 2017 award are due no later than Saturday, September 30.

Submit the following:

  • A current resume documenting your teaching positions and experience.
  • A brief (250 words maximum) essay describing your beliefs regarding the best ways to use technology to support inquiry-based teaching and learning.
  • A two-minute video that provides an overview of a technology-enhanced inquiry-based activity you have implemented in your classroom in the past year. (See an exemplary application video here)
  • One letter of support from a building or district administrator (e.g., building principal, district superintendent)

Please have your letter of recommendation mailed to:

Dr. Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver
Barbara B. Jacobs Chair in Education and Technology
Center for Research on Learning and Technology
IU School of Education
1900 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47406

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Applications will not be considered complete until the letter of recommendation is received by the Jacobs Educator Program. Selection of award recipients will be made based on an evaluation of the quality of application materials submitted.

Indiana University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. Thus, we actively encourage women, persons of color, individuals with disabilities, and members of other under-represented groups to submit applications to the Jacobs Educator Award Program.

Program applicants will be evaluated and selected by an advisory committee of expert faculty and graduate students.