Press Release

Share My Lesson Wins Hermes Innovation Award for Improvement of Human Relation

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Natalie Dean
Share My Lesson

Share My Lesson has been awarded the 2014 Hermes Award for Innovation in the category of Improvement of Human Relation at the 7th National Meeting for Chief Innovation Officers held in Paris, France. The award is given to companies that provide a distinction of excellence for humanistic innovations. The European Institute for Creative Strategies and Innovation, a think tank dedicated to innovation and the renewal of businesses across Europe, has organized the Hermes Awards since 2009.

A joint venture of the American Federation of Teachers and TES Connect, Share My Lesson provides free, online K-12 teaching resources, including activities, worksheets and lesson plans. The site–developed by teachers, for teachers–provides an online community where educators can easily search and share teaching resources and collaborate on best teaching practices.

"It is a great honor to accept the Hermes Award from such a distinguished international organization," said Share My Lesson board member David Sherman. "Teachers are hungry for high-quality resources to use with their students, and they applaud the good work of their colleagues every day on our website. Today, the AFT and TES Connect are honored for the recognition bestowed upon our teaching community."

In just two years, Share My Lesson adds this honor to the following list of accomplishments:

•    2014 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Crowd-Sourced Solution;
•    More than 530,000 subscribers;
•    More than 300,000 resources, including a collection of over 31,000 Common Core-aligned resources; and
•    More than 6 million resource downloads.

In addition to Share My Lesson, previous winners in the category of Improvement of Human Relation have been Bic, Aldebaran Robotics, Colégio SESI PR, O3b Networks, Groupe Positivo and Samsung. For more information about Share My Lesson, visit


Share My Lesson was developed by the American Federation of Teachers, a union of over 1.6 million professionals, and TSL Education, creators of TES Connect, the largest network of teachers in the world. Share My Lesson is an award-winning online professional development community where educators can come together to share their greatest teaching resources and collaborate on best practices at no cost. Share My Lesson features a significant resource bank aligned to the Common Core State Standards, including advice and guidance to aid in their successful implementation. For more, visit



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The AFT represents 1.7 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators.