02 Learn – The National Final – your chance to vote!

You may remember the feature I posted in Nov 2010 announcing the new O2 learn website, an innovate education initiative designed to celebrate the UK’s finest teaching and create a lasting learning resource to help young people achieve their ambitions. The website encouraged teachers to upload and share videos of their best lessons, with the aim of building Britain’s biggest classroom online and to give all young people, everywhere, from all backgrounds, access to inspiring teaching.

02 learn is now getting ready for the national final! Of all the teachers to have uploaded videos onto the website throughout the past year, judges have whittled it down to a shortlist of the best eight videos and you can now vote for your favourite on the O2 website. The public vote in conjunction with a judging panel will decide the winning teaching and school. The voting deadline is midnight on the 28th September and you have one vote! The winning teacher will receive £50,000 and their school £100,000. There alre also large monetary prizes for the second and third places.

Gav Thomspon, creater of O2 learn, said: “O2 learn celebrates the UK’s finest teachers and shares their great teaching with as many students as possible. We want to create a long-lasting, valuable learning resource for young people verywhere. The finalist videos are testament to the high quality, creative and innovative teaching that is happening in the classrooms all over the country.”