93 teachers qualify for the 2010 cycle’s final phase
AMMONNEWS – Based on the evaluation of qualified applications during the written assessment phase, the Association of Queen Rania Al Abdullah Award for Excellence in Education announced the names of teachers who have successfully achieved the highest ranks in the written assessment phase in the five categories of the Queen Rania Al Abdullah Award for Distinguished Teacher. The selected teachers will be eligible for the field assessment phase, bringing them a step closer to winning the award. The announcement of the results took place during a meeting that was held on Saturday, the 18th of September 2010, at the Queen Rania Al-Abdullah Center for Information Technology. The meeting was attended by the Association’s coordinators from all qualified directorates along with a team from the Association.
During the meeting, coordinators were informed of the names of the 93 teachers eligible for the field assessment phase who represented 27 directorates out of the 40 directorates. The role of the coordinators was also highlighted during the meeting, indicating the importance of delivering standardized letters to all the candidates congratulating them on competing and reaching this phase.
Commenting on this final phase, Ms. Lubna Touqan, Director of the Association of Queen Rania Al Abdullah Award for Excellence in Education, said: “We congratulate each of the candidates who has reached the field assessment phase, which is the most conclusive and essential phase towards earning the Award for Distinguished Teacher. We are confident in the merit of the teachers who have reached this phase and believe that they deserve recognition and appreciation for the models of excellence they have presented to the Jordanian educational environment. We now look forward to the next phase, during which the Award’s assessors will be conducting field visits to school classrooms in order to get a closer look at the experience of teachers who have received the highest scores during the written assessment phase, and observe their overall environment including their daily activities and interactions with the students and the community at large. This will give us a comprehensive view of how these teachers practice excellence in practical everyday situations, which will enable us to announce this year’s distinguished teachers. On this occasion, I would like to wish all those who have reached this crucial stage the best of luck in competing for the award that will be presented at the royal ceremony held in November 2010. I would also like to wish them all success in their future career paths.”
The conclusive field assessment phase for the 93 candidates for the Award for Distinguished Teacher will commence on the 3rd of October 2010, and will end on the 26th of October 2010.
The highest percentage of candidates qualifying for the field assessment phase emerged from Jerash directorate, where 11 teachers were selected from it, followed by the Ramtha directorate as the second highest with 10 teachers. It is worth noting that four teachers qualified for the final phases of the award for the first time from Petra directorate.
The number of teachers that have applied for the Award for Distinguished Teacher in previous cycles and who have reached the field assessment phase has now reached 55 teachers. Two winning teachers in 2006 are also eligible for the upcoming phase.
The Award for Distinguished Teacher’s categories are divided into: Category 1, which is composed of kindergarten and primary education - grades 1 to 3; Category 2, which is composed of elementary education from Grade 4 to 8; Category 3, which constitutes Grades 9 and 10; Category 4, which comprises the secondary education grades of Grade 11 and 12; and Category 5, which is composed of secondary vocational education in both Grades 11 and 12.