- ITO 2023 is estimated to have registrations from over 300,000 teachers from 10,000 plus schools across 45 plus countries
The 2023 edition of the International Teachers’ Olympiad (ITO), the largest multinational Olympiad for teachers was announced recently. After a successful edition in 2022, ITO 2023 is estimated to have registrations from over 300,000 teachers from 10,000 plus schools across 45 plus countries.
Organised by Suraasa, ITO provides a platform for teachers to receive well-deserved recognition, professional development guidance, international exposure and huge cash rewards.
Registrations for ITO 2023 will be open from 15th August 2023 and can be completed online via https://suraasa.co/international-teachers-olympiad at a nominal registration fee of Rs 549. The test is scheduled for 7th October 2023.
All teachers – aspiring, in-service and retired are eligible to register. During the Olympiad, teachers would undergo a one-hour assessment. Based on their performance, they receive a confidential pedagogy report highlighting what they’re good at & where they can improve. They also receive growth plans for the next 6 months. These plans act as a roadmap to track their progress, guiding them toward becoming even more effective educators.
In 2022, the initiative witnessed registrations from over 68,000 plus teachers from 5500 plus schools across 30 plus countries. Cash prizes of Rs 20 Lakhs were distributed to the top teachers. The upcoming edition promises to be even more rewarding, with total cash prizes up to INR 30 Lakhs up for grabs.
In addition to the benefits for individual teachers, ITO also benefits schools. Schools of participating teachers will receive a separate report of their teachers’ combined teaching competencies. The report will outline the PD areas for each school that require more focus. This data-aware approach to professional development will support schools and teachers in improving the overall educational quality offered at their institutions.