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Teacher of indigenous community in Canadian Arctic wins $1 million Global Teacher Prize 2017

DNWEB23431 | 3/20/2017 | Author : Kanchan Srivastava | WC :414 | Education & Careers

Bear Grylls parachuted down to bring trophy into the ceremony hall while the announcement was made by an astronaut from the International Space Station

Maggie MacDonnell, who teaches at the Ikusik School in Salluit, a remote village in the Canadian Arctic, won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize 2017 instituted by Varkey Foundation.
The announcement was made via a special video message from the International Space Station broadcast into the Global Teacher Prize ceremony – taking place at the Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF) 2017 in Dubai on Sunday– by astronaut Thomas Pesquet. He said, “I’d like to be the first person in history to thank all the world’s teachers from space."
In a special congratulatory video message broadcast into the ceremony hall, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, said: “Maggie MacDonnell – on behalf of all Canadians – from one teacher to
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