Casula High School teacher Ken Silburn finalist for Global Teacher Prize

Casula High School  teacher Ken Silburn has changed the way students learn about science and had previously won the Pime Minister's Science Award in 2015. Picture: Steven Siewert
Casula High School teacher Ken Silburn has changed the way students learn about science and had previously won the Pime Minister's Science Award in 2015. Picture: Steven Siewert

Casula High School teacher Ken Silburn has been declared one of the world’s top 10 teachers.

Earlier this year Mr Silburn was announced as one of the top 10 finalists for The Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Prize.

He was also the only Australian teacher to have made it to the top 50.

The prize, which has been called “the Nobel Prize of teaching”, was awarded to Canadian teacher Maggie MacDonnell during the Global Education and Skills Conference in Dubai.

Other top 10 finalists for the prize were:

  • Salima Begum – Pakistan
  • David Calle – Spain
  • Raymond Chambers – UK
  • Wemerson da Silva Nogueira – Brazil
  • Tracy-Ann Hall – Jamaica
  • Maggie MacDonnell – Canada
  • Michael Wamaya – Kenya
  • Boya Yang – China
2017 Global Teacher Prize top 10 finalists. Picture: The Varkey Foundation.

2017 Global Teacher Prize top 10 finalists. Picture: The Varkey Foundation.

More to come.