The #PhysEd Awards 2014
by Joey Feith
Ladies and gentlemen, The #PhysEd Awards are back!
Last year, I decided I wanted to create an awards ceremony to celebrate the amazing physical educators who dedicate themselves to professional sharing through content creation.
As you know, it’s not always easy being a teacher. The amount of energy we pour into our work can be draining at times, so to think that there are physical educators out there who, even after having given their all to their students, take the time to share their experiences, ideas, and insight with the world is truly amazing. These incredible educators deserve to be recognized and that it why The #PhysEd Awards exist.
The #PhysEd Awards Categories
For this year’s awards, we will be continue to use the same categories as last year and adding two new ones as well. The categories are:
Best #PhysEd Teacher Twitter Account
Is there a #physed teacher on Twitter who you find to be a constant source of inspiration? Someone who is always helping you grow as a teacher, 140 characters at a time? If so, then be sure to nominate that teacher for the Best #PhysEd Teacher Twitter Account award!
Best #PhysEd Teacher Blog
Blogs are an incredible source of inspiration for teachers looking to bring new ideas to their physical education program. However, the act of blogging is a very purposeful and, sometimes, tedious affair. Hours upon hours go into making a blog post as helpful as it can possibly be. Be sure to recognize the work of your favourite #physed blogger by nominating for the Best #PhysEd Blog award!
Best #PhysEd Teacher YouTube Channel
Video is an amazing way to share and present information in a way that is easy to understand and fun to watch. Creating video can be challenging, but we, as members of the #physed community, are really lucky to have so many great teachers who are willing to produce video to help inspire others in their teaching. Are you subscribed to a #physed teacher’s YouTube channel that fits that description? If so, be sure to nominate them for the Best #PhysEd YouTube Channel award!
Best #PhysEd Teacher Podcast
Over the last 12 months, more and more #physed teachers have decided to launch their own show and create a podcast. Podcasts are an awesome way to keep learning while on the go. If you’re one of those teachers who loves learning while running, cycling, walking, or driving, be sure to nominate your favourite #physed podcast for the Best #PhysEd Teacher Podcast Award!
Best #PhysEd Mobile App
One of the things we love talking about as a community are mobile apps for teaching. It seems that a new, great app is released almost every week! Help show some recognition to the developers who are working to help keep these apps coming by nominating your favourite app for the Best #PhysEd Mobile App award!
Team #PhysEd’s Top Contributor
This new award category is one I’m very excited about! Although some teachers are great at Twitter, others at blogging, there are some that seem to find new ways to inspire and share with fellow educators on a wide variety of platforms. If you know of a teacher who seems to be present and actively contributing to the online #physed community on every social media platform you’re on, then be sure to nominate them for the prestigious Team #PhysEd’s Top Contributor award!
The #PhysEd Awards Process
Here is how The #PhysEd Awards work:
Phase One: Submissions
During this phase, members of the #physed community can submit nominees for each of the award categories. The categories are:
1. Best #PhysEd Teacher Blog
2. Best #PhysEd Teacher Twitter Account
3. Best #PhysEd YouTube Account
4. Best #PhysEd App
5. Best #PhysEd Teacher Podcast
6. Team #PhysEd’s Top Contributor
Here are the rules for submissions:
1. You may only submit nominations once (I will ask you to provide your email address to try and prevent any multiple submissions. Your email will not be used for any other purpose than this. That means ever.)
2. You may not submit your own name, blog, Twitter account, YouTube Channel, App, or Podcast for consideration.
3. You may not vote for ThePhysicalEducator.com and/or Joey Feith.
4. Nominations should be reserved to individual teachers and/or small teams of teachers. The #PhysEd Awards are not meant to recognize the work of larger organizations or communities.
To submit your nominations, please visit the official 2014 #PhysEd Awards Nomination Form by clicking the button below:
Phase Two: Voting
After the nominations deadline (August 10 2014) has passed, polls for each award category will be created and posted on The #PhysEd Awards page. Each poll will include the top four most popular submissions for that category. The #PhysEd community will then be able to vote to select each category’s winner.
Phase Three: Awards
After the voting polls are closed, a blog post will be created to announce the winners. Winners will be notified ahead of time and will be invited to create a video acceptance speech. Each winner will be featured on the official #PhysEd Awards page and will receive a graphic that they may display on their blog/website.
With all that being said, let’s get the 2014 #PhysEd Awards show on the road!
1. Head over to the Nomination Form and enter your choices for this year’s #PhysEd Awards categories.
2. On Twitter, Facebook, Vine, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, or any other platform that supports hashtags, get the word out about the 2014 #PhysEd Awards by including #PEAwards14 in your posts.
3. If you can, email your coworkers a link to the official #PhysEd Awards page. This is a great time to be showing off all of the amazing professional sharing, networking, and collaboration that is taking place within the online #physed community. If were lucky, we might just get a few new people to join us.
That’s it for now. Get busy with your nominations and, again, thank you for everything that you do for #physed.
Thanks for reading!
Joey Feith is a physical education teacher from Canada and the founder of ThePhysicalEducator.com. Be sure to never miss out on any of ThePhysicalEducator.com’s future posts by connecting with us via RSS, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Email.
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