Professional Development

Jacobs Educator Award

2017 Jacobs Educators

Outstanding teachers from across the U.S. who are at the cutting edge of integrating technology to support problem-based and/or inquiry learning classrooms are encouraged to apply for this award. Recipients will connect with researchers at the IU School of Education to create short reports that will provide useable research for busy teachers to help them understand best practices.

Who should apply?
  • Pre-K to 12 teachers in any content area
  • At least 5 years of teaching experience
  • Use of technology to support guided inquiry and problem-based learning
Each selected Jacobs Educator will receive:
  • $1,500 stipend at the end of their one-year appointment,
  • $1,000 to be used to purchase technology resources for use in their teaching,
  • Additional funds to support travel to Indiana University Bloomington, if necessary.

Each Jacobs Educator will be asked to provide their expertise to the Indiana University School of Education during the year they are selected as an award recipient. This expertise will involve:

  • Participation in preparing research-to-practice brief with Indiana University faculty member by working with a selected faculty member translate their research findings into a two-page summary by teachers for teachers.
  • Help edit video of researcher-teacher conversation to be a companion to the research-to-practice brief.

How to Apply

Read more about current and past winners.

The Jacobs Educator Award program is sponsored by the Barbara B. Jacobs Chair in Education and Technology at the IU School of Education in partnership with the Center for Research on Learning and Technology.