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Teacher Appreciation Week: May 6-10, 2019!

About Teacher Appreciation Week

Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10, 2019 during National Teacher Appreciation Week! CDE invites you to participate and give thanks to Colorado's deserving teachers. This week in May is designated as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our children.

During this week, we invite everyone to share a post, image or video with a sign thanking a teacher on any social media site using the hashtag #ThankATeacherCO. To help districts and schools celebrate this week, we've created a number of resources to spread the word in schools, with administrators, parents and local communities.


General Resources

To help get the word out about Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week, use or customize the resources below. All materials may be tailored to meet your local needs:

2019 Colorado Teacher of the Year video

Share this special video of Meg Cypress, the 2019 Colorado Teacher of the Year, about her teaching style and how the process of applying for the Teacher of the Year award provided her insight into why she loves to teach.

Or create your own video thanking a teacher that motivates and inspires you! Remember to use a sign with the hashtag #ThankATeacherCO and tag a friend to challenge them to also give thanks.

Nominate a Teacher for the 2020 Teacher of the Year Award
Do you know an outstanding teacher? Say 'Thank You' during Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week and nominate them to the 2020 Colorado Teacher of the Year Award

#ThankATeacherCO Social Media Graphics

Download and post these images with the sample social media messaging below.

Educators Matter, Teacher Appreciation Week, #ThankATeacherCO May 6-10, 2019

#ThankATeacherCO Downloadable Template

Click here to download, customize and print your own #ThankATeacherCO sign (DOC). Don't forget to take your picture with it and upload it to any social media site using the #ThankATeacherCO in the post!

#ThankATeacherCO Sign

Deals and discounts for Teacher Appreciation Week

For Teacher Appreciation Week we compiled a list of discounts and freebies available to teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week as well as throughout the year. Check out the full list.

Sample Social Media Messages

Sample social media posts have been created to help schools, districts, state agencies and companies in Colorado encourage their community members to thank the teachers who have made a difference in their lives. Just copy and paste the text! Please note that these are just suggested social media posts to make it easy for you, but you are more than welcome to modify and/or use additional posts.

Sample Tweets:

  • Research shows that teachers are the biggest factor in how students do in school, that's why Educators Matter! During Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10, give thanks & tell us why Educators Matter to you. Post a thank you note on any social media site w/ #ThankATeacherCO. #edcolo
  • At @codepted Educators Matter all year round and during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10, we invite you to give THANKS! Post a photo/video sharing why Educators Matter to you or thanking a teacher who has made a difference in your life using #ThankATeacherCO. #edcolo
  • Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10 and your chance to share why Educators Matter to you. Share your message using #ThankATeacherCO and tag a friend to invite them also to give thanks! #edcolo
  • Colorado, tell us why Educators Matter to you during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10! Join us and thank a teacher w/ #ThankATeacherCO. Download, customize and print your #ThankATeacherCO sign here: http://www.cde.state.co.us/communications/thankateachercotemplate#edcolo
  • During Teacher Appreciation Week, say THANK YOU to an outstanding teacher you know by nominating them for the 2020 Colorado Teacher of the Year Award. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CTOYNomination #edcolo #ThankATeacherCO   

Sample Facebook Posts:

  • Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10 and your chance to tell us why Educators Matter to you. Share your message using #ThankATeacherCO and tag a friend to invite them also to give thanks! Download, customize and print your #ThankATeacherCO sign here: http://www.cde.state.co.us/communications/thankateachercotemplate#edcolo
  • Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Don't forget to #ThankATeacherCO May 6-10 by sharing a photo or video. Tell us why Educators Matter to you or give a shout-out to a teacher who made a difference in your life! #edcolo
  • What better way to say THANK YOU to an outstanding teacher you know, during #ThankATeacherCO Week, than to nominate them for the 2020 Colorado Teacher of the Year Award? Nominate them today at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CTOYNomination #edcolo

Resources for schools districts

Sample message to schools on how to engage parents

2019 Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week

Here at [school district name], Educators Matter all year long and during Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10, we want to say THANK YOU!

To help schools encourage parents and families to participate, the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has created a #ThankATeacher promotional event toolkit with resources including certificates, flyers, thank you cards and social media graphics. 

Invite parents to get involved by: 

  • Putting up posters around the school to remind everyone about Teacher Appreciation Week 
  • Encouraging them to nominate a teacher for the 2020 Colorado Teacher of the Year Award
  • Have their child sign and present thank you cards to their teachers.
  • Have your school principal, PTA/PTSA president or student sign and present PTA's ready-made appreciation certificates (PDF) to the teachers in your school. 
  • Share photos and your activities during the week on social media by using the hashtag #ThankATeacherCO.
  • On Thursday, encourage parents to upload a #TBT of them and their favorite teacher using #ThankATeacherCO. 

To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week and National Teacher Day, May 7, PTA has also partnered with the Nation Education Association (NEA). Check out NEA's National Teacher Day 2019 artwork for web, social media and printable flyers to add to your #ThankATeacherCO activities.

Let's share why Educators Matter and celebrate teachers!


Resources for other stakeholders

The materials below are intended for organizations, state and local agencies and businesses interested in participating in Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week. Use these sample materials to invite your teams to join.

Sample e-newsletter or website content

2019 Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week

Research shows that teachers are the biggest factor in how students do in school, that's why Educators Matter! During Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10, say thank you and share why Educators Matter to you. During this week [Organization's Name ] invites everyone to participate and give thanks to Colorado's teachers! 

Share a post, image or video on any social media site with a thank you message and the hashtag #ThankATeacherCO. Post why Educators Matter or give a shout out to a teacher who has made a difference in your life. Tag a friend and invite them also to give thanks.

Sample internal staff engagement email

Subject2019 Teacher Appreciation Week

Hello,

The month of May means the end of the school year is near, summer is coming and also Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week! May 6-10, you're invited to participate and give thanks to Colorado's teachers!

During this week, share a post, image or video on any social media site with the hashtag #ThankATeacherCO. Share why Educators Matter to you or give a shout out to a teacher who has made a difference in your life with a tweet, Facebook post or other social media post. Tag a friend and invite them also to give thanks. Click here to download, customize and print your own #ThankATeacherCO sign (DOC).

Another great way to thank an outstanding teacher you know is by nominating them for the 2020 Colorado Teacher of the Year Award! To nominate simply fill out this online form.

To help you get started, use, modify and fill in the blanks on these sample social media posts:

  • Research shows that teachers are the biggest factor in how students do in school, that's why Educators Matter! It's Teacher Appreciation Week and to me, Educators Matter because________! #ThankATeacherCO
  • Thank you ­­­­_______ [teacher name] for teaching me ­­­_______ ! #ThankATeacherCO

Tag our [Organization's Name ] Facebook [LINK TO FB PAGE] and Twitter [LINK TO TWITTER PAGE] pages or share and retweet our posts. Let's celebrate Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week!

Thanks,

xxx

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