Alef Education Excellence Award for Distance Learning

For Public Schools

VISION, MISSION, GOALS

Vision
To acknowledge and reward schools, educators and students for excelling at distance teaching and learning practices.
Demonstrating that student learning is positively impacted and that Alef Education’s vision of providing students the ability to learn anytime and anywhere is met.
Mission
Our efforts are focused on motivating and honoring professional and academic excellence in education by means of enhancing the distance teaching and learning processes.
Goals
- Motivate teachers, administrators, students and parents to excel and innovate in the implementation of distance learning via the Alef Platform
- Achieve a constructive and encouraging learning environment for students while implementing distance learning via the Alef Platform
- Enhance digital citizenship skills and community cyber awareness through distance learning
- Encourage a distance learning growth mindset among teachers, students, administrators, and schools to support the ‘Learning does not stop’ campaign.

Students’ Categories, Criteria & Awards

Students’ Criteria - Category 1
Outstanding Alef Digital Learning Champion
Total 100 Points

The school principal to follow-up and monitor students’ progress in meeting criteria
20%
Completing 90% of available lessons in the Alef Platform with an average score of 90% and above
20%
Create a 2 minute video about Alef Education Distance Learning
20%
Average time spent per student on the Alef Platform daily
20%
Highest number of stars from the Exit ticket
20%
Highest number of completed Show My Learning in Term 3
* Data is internally assessed by Alef Education

Students’ Awards - Category 1

First Place
AED 15,000
Second Place
AED 10,000
Third Place
AED 5,000
To be awarded to three winners from each grade from G5 to G9

Students’ Criteria - Category 2
Rising Star – Alef Digital Most Improved
Total 100 Points

Principal must follow-up and monitor students’ progress in meeting criteria
20%
Highest Score Improvements in Term 3 with Term 2 as baseline
20%
Completing 90% of available lessons on Alef Platform
10%
Highest number of stars from the Exit ticket
20%
Highest improvement because of revision of the different lesson parts at least across three lessons per subject during Term 3.
10%
Average Time Spent per Student on Alef Daily
10%
Highest Number of completed SML in Term 3
10%
Create a 2 minute video about Alef Distance Learning
* Data is internally assessed by Alef Education

Students’ Awards - Category 2

First Place
AED 15,000
Second Place
AED 10,000
Third Place
AED 5,000
To be awarded to three winners from each grade from G5 to G9

Teachers’ Criteria & Awards

Teachers’ Criteria Evidence
Total 100 Points

Principal must follow-up and monitor teachers’ progress in meeting criteria
Part A
20 points
Distance Learning Best Practices Evidence
Part B
30 points
Alef Academy Course Completion
Part C
50 points
Usage

Teachers’ Awards

First Place
AED 30,000
Second Place
AED 20,000
Third Place
AED 10,000

Schools’ Criteria & Awards

Schools’ Criteria Evidence
Total 100 Points

Part A
10 points
School Distance Learning Best Practices Evidence
Part B
10 points
Digital Citizenship Evidence
Part C
80 points
Performance & Usage Data Indicators

Schools’ Awards

First Place
AED 50,000
Second Place
AED 30,000
Third Place
AED 20,000

Parents’ Criteria & Awards

Parents’ Criteria Evidence
Total 100 Points

Part A
20 points
Parental Engagement and Encouragement Video Evidence
Part B
40 points
Academic Development of the Parent’s Child:
The parent’s child shows evident improvement through the usage of the Alef Platform and parent monitoring via the Alef Guardian App.
Part C
40 points
Alef Parent App Usage

Parents’ Awards

First Place
AED 15,000
Second Place
AED 10,000
Third Place
AED 5,000

Important Dates

May 8 - June 15
School Principal to submit applications, nomination and evidence on Alef Academy.
June 16 - July 14
System closes and validation process starts by Jury Committee
September
Announcement of Winners
Registration
Please note that registration can be done only by the school principal through Alef Academy. To register, please contact your school principal.
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