Alef Education Award 2020-2021

In 2019-2020, Alef Education Award was launched to celebrate excellence in implementing Alef Platform across government schools in the United Arab Emirates.

VISION, MISSION, GOALS

Vision
To acknowledge and reward Schools, Educators and Students in the public sector for excelling at digital 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 digital teaching and learning processes.
Goals
- Motivate teachers, administrators, students and parents to excel and innovate in the implementation of digital learning via the Alef Platform.
- Achieve a constructive and encouraging learning environment for students while implementing digital learning via the Alef Platform.
- Enhance digital citizenship skills and community cyber awareness through distance learning encourage a digital learning growth mindset among teachers, students, administrators, and schools to support the UAE’s towards the next 50’s vision.

How to apply

How to shoot

Please select your award category

Alef Distinguished Student
Alef Most Improved Student
Alef SEN/POD Students
Alef Distinguished Teacher
Alef Distinguished School Leader
Alef Distinguished Cluster
Alef Most Engaged Parent
Leading Figure in the Society

Alef Distinguished Student

Criteria Evidence
Total 100 Points

1st
12,000
2nd
8,000
3rd
4,000
3 winners per grade level 5-11

Alef Most Improved Student

Criteria Evidence
Total 100 Points

1st
12,000
2nd
8,000
3rd
4,000
3 winners per grade level 5-11

Alef users with Special Learning Needs or People of Determination

Criteria Evidence
Total 100 Points

3 winners
5000 per winner

Alef Distinguished Teacher

Criteria Evidence
Total 100 Points

1st
30,000
2nd
20,000
3rd
10,000

Alef Distinguished School Leader

Criteria Evidence
Total 100 Points

1st
30,000
2nd
20,000
3rd
10,000

Alef Distinguished Cluster

Criteria Evidence
Total 100 Points

1 winner
50,000

Alef Most Engaged Parent

Criteria Evidence
Total 100 Points

3 winners
5000 per winner

Leading Figure in the Society

Criteria Evidence

1 winner
20,000

Application Form

Important Dates

February
Announcement of Alef Education Award Criteria
March - July
Receiving of applications
July 30, 2021
Application period closes
July 31 - August
Validation of applications
September 2021
Announcement of Winners

Frequently asked questions

How can I participate in the Alef Education Award 20-21?

● Visit the award website: https://www.alefeducation.com/awards/
● Check out all of the categories and decide what works best for you
● Read the criteria file for your chosen category carefully
● Wait for registration to open, and register in the category that suits you

I have read the questions and answers provided here, but I still have some questions that need clarification, what should I do?

● Visit the award website: https://www.alefeducation.com/awards/
● Check out all the categories and decide which one suits you best
● Read the criteria file for your chosen category carefully
● If you need more clarification, you can refer to the explanatory videos that we will provide soon, and you can also attend the question-answering sessions.

When can I register for the Alef Award for Education?

Registration will open soon, follow us on Alef Education’s social media channels.

I participated in the Alef Award for Education in its first season, can I participate in the current season?

Yes, you can participate again.

Do I have the right, as a participating teacher in the Alef Distinguished Teacher category, to also participate in the Most Engaged Parent category?

Yes, you can participate in both categories.

Does the award include private schools that follow the American or British curriculum?

No, the Alef Education Award in its current season does not include private schools, it only includes public schools that implement the Alef Education Platform.

I am from outside the country and I am using the Alef Education Platform. Do I have the right to participate in the Alef Education Award?

No, the Alef Education Award in its current season is for those who implement the Alef platform in the United Arab Emirates.

How can I access the Alef Education Award website?

Visit the link:

Awards

Is the nomination application submitted to the award in person, or only through the school administration?

The nomination request is submitted in person by visiting the website, when the registration for the award opens.

What is the time period during which my performance will be evaluated on the Alef platform?

Candidate data is evaluated on the Alef platform during the second and third semesters of the current academic year.

What are the steps that follow the submission of candidacy applications?

The nominations and evidence are evaluated by a competent evaluation team, and results are announced after the evaluation period.
You may refer to the Alef Education Award Timeline.

Is participation only for candidates who are citizens of the United Arab Emirates?

No, there are no restrictions on the candidate’s nationality, the award includes all nationalities in the UAE community.

How can I get support?

Through communication on Alef Education’s social media channels or through the technical support team.
‏helpdesk@alef.ae
600552533

Is registration available in Arabic and English?

Yes, the award website is available in both Arabic and English.

Is there an illustrative guide for the Alef Education Award?

Yes, there is an explanatory guide for each category, which you can find on the award website.

Can teachers of Special Needs/POD participate?

No, the award categories do not include teachers of Special Needs/POD teachers.

Who does the evaluation process?

The Alef Education Award depends mainly on the data provided by the Alef platform and the Alef Academy, and therefore the evaluation is automatic and electronic. In addition, there is an evaluation committee that includes a group of carefully selected qualified evaluators.

How can I choose which student category I should register for?

Read the criteria for each student category carefully, then choose the category that suits you.

Can I participate in two student categories?

No, you can only participate in one category.

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