2018 Platinum Apple Videos
Winners speak from classroom
The 10 award winners include:
|Martiza Vallejo Ferrandiz
Vine Street. EL
YES Academy EL
Second Street ES
Miguel Contreras Academic Leadership Community School
El Camino Real Charter HS
Fulton College Prep School
Olive Vista MS
UCLA Community School
2019 Platinum Apple Awards Dinner
Save the Date
NEW DATE: Friday, May 17, 2019
The most qualified people to judge top-notch teachers are their colleagues. That’s the concept behind the UTLA Platinum Apple awards presented each year – given by our own, for our own – recognizing professional achievement.
Educators nominate their colleagues for achievements such as developing an innovative curriculum, or an outstanding educational program, or for exhibiting exemplary instructional techniques.
Each year, UTLA chapter has the opportunity to nominate and submit the name of a current UTLA member deserving of this award.
The Platinum Apple Committee will review the nominations and using a Rubric will select the final winners. Check back in 2019 for new nomination forms.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 213.487.5560.
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Unknown, unsung, teachers do the noblest work on earth. They cultivate the tiny seeds of genius that they may blossom forth in all their glory. They light candles of greatness to dissolve the darkness of ignorance and fear. They are quiet workers building the foundations of tomorrow.
A teacher with this spirit is our greatest servant. They don’t merely fill minds, they free minds. They do more than teach facts, they inspire growth. They do more than teach boys and girls how to make a living, they teach them to live great lives. They don’t teach them what to think, they teach them how to think. They help them to know the world and to live in it as world citizens.
Such a teacher strives to pass on to their pupils the love of learning. They share with them their knowledge of books and beauty. They strive to cultivate wonder and awareness. They help them to discover themselves and their infinite possibilities. They help them to help themselves. They believe in children!