Celebrate Innovative Educators

Celebrate Innovative Educators is Battelle for Kids’ commitment to recognize Ohio educators who are making 21st century learning a reality for all students and share their experiences to support others in preparing all students to be effective lifelong learners and contributors in an ever-changing world.

For the 2018–2019 school year, we’re pleased to announce a new award—highlighting the power of collaboration to meet all of our students’ needs in the 21st century.

The Innovative Educators Award will recognize teams within school systems who demonstrate evidence of innovative practices that are preparing all students to be lifelong learners and contributors in the 21st century. Battelle for Kids will provide opportunities for honored teams to connect and share their stories across Ohio and the nation through publications, presentations, and more.


Interested in nominating a team in your district?

Beginning in the fall of 2018, Ohio superintendents will be invited to nominate a team of innovative educators.

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From 2012–2017, Battelle for Kids recognized nearly 300 outstanding teachers in Ohio with the Celebrate Teaching Distinguished Educator Awards. These teachers demonstrated evidence of great teaching, and had a powerful impact on students, colleagues, and their community. Meet our most recent class of 2017 Distinguished Educator honorees.

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