Project Tomorrow, the nation’s leading nonprofit group focused on science, math and technology education, in partnership with the OC Tech Alliance, is calling for nominations from the Orange County community to recognize outstanding education programs, educators and students for their innovative uses of science, math and technology. The 8th annual Innovation in Education Awards process is open to all public and private schools in Orange County and nomination forms are available on Project Tomorrow’s website athttp://bit.ly/pt_ia.
The 2013 Innovation in Education Award recipients will be announced at the 20th Annual High-Tech Innovation Awards Dinner this fall (exact date and location TBD).
Project Tomorrow is seeking nominations in three categories this year:
- Innovative Schoolwide Program of the Year in Science, Math & Technology ($1000 Award) – distinguishing a public, private, or parochial school which demonstrates innovation with an outstanding, results-based schoolwide program
- High Impact Teacher of the Year in Science, Math & Technology ($1000 Award) –acknowledging the influence of a great teacher in his/her use of science, math or technology to significantly impact student academic achievement
- Emerging Student Innovator of the Year in Science, Math & Technology ($1500 Scholarship)– recognizing freshman, sophomore, and junior high school students who are creatively using science, math and technology resources to solve a school or community problem
Nominations for the 2013 Project Tomorrow Innovation in Education awards may be self-submitted or submitted by a district and/or school staff person. Organizations such as a PTA unit, parent advisory committee, or any youth based organization(s) are also eligible to nominate. An independent review panel of local education and business leaders will select this year’s award recipients.
Nominations will open Monday, January 28, 2013. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2013. Nomination forms may be submitted through the online application forms found athttp://bit.ly/pt_ia or sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 949-609-4665. Award recipient finalists will be notified on Monday, April 22, 2013.