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Check out OC STEM’s Communication Toolkit for the Common Core Standards, featuring past Innovation Awards finalists!

Our friends at OC STEM have just released a Communication Toolkit to help Orange County parents and students easily and effectively communicate the benefits of the new California Standards, also referred to as the Common Core Standards. This Toolkit features talking points, handouts, newsletter items, social media messages, and videos – the last of which features past student Innovation Awards finalists, Kevin Yoon and Helen Kim. Click on the image below to download the toolkit, or click here.

 

Orange County Principal, Teacher and Student Win Innovation in Education Awards

Annual Awards Recognize New Approaches to Preparing Students for 21st Century Lives and Careers

Irvine, Calif. – Foothill High School, a teacher from Aliso Niguel High School and a 10th grader from Oxford Academy Cypress won the 2015 Innovation in Education Awards presented by Project Tomorrow and the OC Tech Alliance. The awards are given to schools, educators and high school students who are charting new paths in education.

Project Tomorrow, the nation’s leading nonprofit group focused on science, math and technology
education, and the OC Tech Alliance have been recognizing outstanding education programs, educators and students for their innovative uses of science, math and technology with this award since 2006.

The 2015 award winners are:

Innovative Schoolwide Program of the Year in Science, Math & Technology – honoring the strong leadership of a school principal in driving innovation in education with an outstanding, results-based school wide program

  • Foothill High School, Tustin Unified School District
    Program: Foothill Engineering and Technology (FEAT)

High Impact Teacher of the Year in Science, Math & Technology – acknowledging the influence of a great teacher in his/her use of science, math or technology to significantly impact student academic achievement

  • Dwynn Famalette, Aliso Niguel High School, 10th-12th Grade Science Teacher

Emerging Student Innovator of the Year in Science, Math & Technology – recognizing eighth grade, freshman, sophomore, or junior high school students who are creatively using science, math and technology resources to solve a school or community problem

  • Anna Lou, Oxford Academy, 10th Grade (rising junior)

The 2015 Innovation in Education Awards were presented at the 22nd Annual High-Tech Innovation Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 8th, 2015 in Costa Mesa. This year’s event represents the 10th annual education focused awards segment, a partnership between Project Tomorrow and corporate sponsors, Microsemi, Astronics, Avago Technologies, Orange County Department of Education and
Haworth & IOS Inc.

Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, reports, “This year’s competition was the strongest yet, and we are thrilled to be able to recognize and reward the strong work each of the finalists is doing to advance STEM education in Orange County. We couldn’t do this without the support of our sponsors or our partners at the OC Tech Alliance, so I want to express our gratitude to them as well.”

More about the Awards, including this year’s finalists and past recipients, can be found online: http://www.tomorrow.org/programs/innovationawards.html

Nominations for the 2015 Project Tomorrow Innovation in Education Awards could 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) were also eligible to nominate. An independent review panel of local education and business leaders selected the award recipients. The annual Innovation in Education Awards are open to all public and private schools in Orange County.

About Project Tomorrow
Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org), a national education nonprofit organization headquartered in Irvine, California, supports the innovative uses of research-based science, math and technology resources to develop critical thinking, problem solving and creativity in K-12 students. Project Tomorrow addresses the challenges of developing schools for the 21st century through national research projects, community and school-based programs, online tools and resources, and advocacy efforts to ensure that all students are prepared to be tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and engaged citizens of the world.

About Orange County Technology Alliance
Orange County Technology Alliance is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association committed to fast-forwarding the local innovation economy. It is the only technology association addressing the needs of technology companies of all sizes, from small privately held enterprises to large publicly traded entities, based in Orange County, Calif. The alliance serves members through local networking, professional development, state and federal advocacy, savings on business services and industry recognition. To learn more about OC Tech Alliance visit www.octechalliance.com or email Brenda@octechalliance.com. Follow alliance activities on Twitter at twitter.com/octechalliance.

Nominations for the 2015 Innovation in Education Awards close TONIGHT!

Orange County, CA students, teachers, and schools – you have until TONIGHT to submit your nominations for the 2015 Innovation in Education Awards! Click here to nominate yourself or others for a chance to win up to $1,000 (teachers and schools) or $1,500 (students)!
 
Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to win an award/scholarship for yourself or your school! Now in its 10th year, this award and scholarship opportunity celebrates and showcases school programs, educators, and students for their innovative use of science, math, or technology in the classroom and community. We are seeking nominations from schools throughout Orange County, CA in the following three categories:
  • Innovative School-Wide Program ($1,000 Winner Award, $250 Finalist Award)
  • High Impact Teacher ($1,000 Award, $250 Finalist Award)
  • Emerging Student Innovator ($1,500 Scholarship, $500 Finalist Scholarship)
We highly encourage all schools, teachers, and students with a passion for STEM to submit nominations! Click here to view the nomination forms. If you have any questions, please contact our Innovation Awards team at innovation@tomorrow.org. Find out more about the Innovation in Education Awards on our website: http://tomorrow.org/programs/innovationawards.html 

Last chance! Nominations for the 2015 Innovation Awards close TODAY!

Today is your last chance to submit your nominations for the 2015 Innovation Awards! Click here to nominate yourself or others for a chance to win up to $1,000 (teachers and schools) or $1,500 (students)!
 
Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to win an award/scholarship for yourself or your school! Now in its 10th year, this award and scholarship opportunity celebrates and showcases school programs, educators, and students for their innovative use of science, math, or technology in the classroom and community. We are seeking nominations from schools throughout Orange County, CA in the following three categories:
  • Innovative School-Wide Program ($1,000 Winner Award, $250 Finalist Award)
  • High Impact Teacher ($1,000 Award, $250 Finalist Award)
  • Emerging Student Innovator ($1,500 Scholarship, $500 Finalist Scholarship)
We highly encourage all schools, teachers, and students with a passion for STEM to submit nominations! Click here to view the nomination forms. If you have any questions, please contact our Innovation Awards team at innovation@tomorrow.org. Find out more about the Innovation in Education Awards on our website: http://tomorrow.org/programs/innovationawards.html 

Nominations for the Innovation Awards close TOMORROW!

Are you a student, teacher, or school administrator in Orange County, CA? Or do you know an innovative student, teacher, or school administrator? If so, nominate yourself and/or others for this award and scholarship opportunity! Nominations for the Innovations Awards close TOMORROW!
 

The Project Tomorrow Innovation in Education Awards recognizes schools, educational leaders, and students for their innovative uses of science, math and technology in the classroom and community. The 2015 Innovation Award categories are:

  • Innovative School-Wide Program ($1,000 Winner Award, $250 Finalist Award)
  • High Impact Teacher ($1,000 Award, $250 Finalist Award)
  • Emerging Student Innovator ($1,500 Scholarship, $500 Finalist Scholarship)

The Project Tomorrow 2015 Innovation in Education Awards will be presented at the 22nd Annual High-Tech Innovation Awards dinner reception this fall in conjunction with OC Tech Alliance’s own corporate awards on October 8, 2015 at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. This high profile event attracts over 300 business and community leaders each year. Award finalists and a guest will be hosted at the reception. Award recipients will receive regional and national recognition through both online and traditional media outlets. In addition, all finalists will receive funding to use to expand a science, math or technology program in their classroom.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! Click here to view the nomination forms. If you have any questions, please contact our Innovation Awards team at innovation@tomorrow.org. Find out more about the Innovation in Education Awards on our website: http://tomorrow.org/programs/innovationawards.html 

Last call – nominations for the Innovation Awards close in THREE days!

Nominations for the Innovation Awards close in THREE days! Don’t miss out on this award and scholarship opportunity. Nominate yourself or others today, and remind your students to nominate themselves too!

Now in its 10th year, this award and scholarship opportunity celebrates and showcases school programs, educators, and students for their innovative use of science, math, or technology in the classroom and community. We are seeking nominations from schools throughout Orange County in the following three categories:

  • Innovative School-Wide Program ($1,000 Winner Award, $250 Finalist Award)
  • High Impact Teacher ($1,000 Award, $250 Finalist Award)
  • Emerging Student Innovator ($1,500 Scholarship, $500 Finalist Scholarship)
 

Click here to view the nomination forms. If you have any questions, please contact our Innovation Awards team at innovation@tomorrow.org. Find out more about the Innovation in Education Awards on our website: http://tomorrow.org/programs/innovationawards.html 

Orange County, CA students, teachers, and schools: nominations for the Innovation Awards close next week!

 

Nominations for the Innovation Awards close next week. Don’t miss out on this award and scholarship opportunity. Nominate yourself or other innovators today!

Now in its 10th year, this award and scholarship opportunity celebrates and showcases school programs, educators, and students for their innovative use of science, math, or technology in the classroom and community. We are seeking nominations from schools throughout Orange County in the following three categories

  • Innovative School-Wide Program ($1,000 Winner Award, $250 Finalist Award)
  • High Impact Teacher ($1,000 Award, $250 Finalist Award)
  • Emerging Student Innovator ($1,500 Scholarship, $500 Finalist Scholarship)

Click here to view the nomination forms. If you have any questions, please contact our Innovation Awards team at innovation@tomorrow.org. Find out more about the Innovation in Education Awards on our website: http://tomorrow.org/programs/innovationawards.html 

The 2015 Project Tomorrow Innovation in Education Awards are now open for nominations!

Now in its 10th year, this award and scholarship opportunity celebrates and showcases school programs, educators, and students for their innovative use of science, math, or technology in the classroom and community. We are seeking nominations from schools throughout Orange County in the following three categories:

  • Innovative School-Wide Program ($1,000 Winner Award, $250 Finalist Award)
  • High Impact Teacher ($1,000 Award, $250 Finalist Award)
  • Emerging Student Innovator ($1,500 Scholarship, $500 Finalist Scholarship)

This year’s awards will be presented at the 22nd Annual High-Tech Innovation Awards dinner reception on Thursday, October 8th, 2015, in conjunction with OC Tech Alliance’s own corporate awards. Award recipients will be hosted, along with a guest, at the reception and will receive regional and national recognition through both online and traditional media outlets.

Please help us spread the word and take a moment to identify and recognize innovation at your school.

How?
1. Nominate a student, teacher, or innovative school-wide program (You can even nominate yourself!)
2. Let people know about this award opportunity! Pass along this information to teachers, counselors, and parent groups and encourage them to participate. More information can be found here:

Why?
1. Reward Innovation: Your teachers and students deserve financial support and recognition for their innovative projects.
2. Positive PR: Let the community, the county, and even the nation, know about your school and its accomplishments.
3. Build relationships with local business leaders: Over 300 business leaders from Orange County will hear about your school’s innovations at the High-Tech Innovation Awards dinner.

All applications must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, May 15th, 2015 for consideration. More information and the nomination forms can be found online at our website. For additional information, please contact Kelly Stump at 949-609-4660, ext. 11 or innovation@tomorrow.org.

Thank you, in advance, for participating and for all you do to develop tomorrow’s innovators!

Fun Facts for Back to School

The Class of 2017

What are the generational-specifics of the class of 2017?
Students of all kinds…pre-school,elementary, intermediate, high school, college, and graduate school have already hit the books, and others are preparing for their first days which will begin soon!
With each new school year, comes a new class of students with differing viewpoints and nuances than the students or the generation before it.
Beloit College in Wisconsin recognizes this, and conjures a document each year that lists the generational-specifics of each new college class year! 
Be sure to read the fun-filled document, and find out what information you also share with the Class of 2017!
Moreover, Beloit College also posts guides for administrators and educators who work with and interact with each new class year. Read those here
Happy Reading!
Remember to register for Speak Up 2013!
Don’t forgot to vote for Julie Evans’ panel at the SXSWEdu conference! Click the webtile below for more information: 
– The Project Tomorrow team

Around the Web Wednesday: Pt III

Happy Wednesday to all of our followers, supporters, and blog readers!
Today marks the third installment in our Around the Web Wednesday series.

Check the Project Tomorrow blog every Wednesday for the Around the Web series! 
We hope you are enjoying reading up on the latest issues, discussions, and trending topics in education each week. If an article particularly speaks to you, please let us know!
Remember to register for tomorrow’s (8/29) free webinar hosted by Julie Evans and sponsored by DreamBox Learning, titled The Future of Personalized Learning in Elementary Schools. The webinar will take place from 3pm-4pm Eastern time. Registration and participation in this event is free! Click here to get started.
Don’t forget to vote for Julie Evans’ panel, ListenUp! SpeakUp! GameUp! A Game Data Discussion, at the SXSWEdu conference. Click the webtile below for more information.

Registration for Speak Up 2013 is LIVE on our brand new site! Click here to get started.

Do you have any fun or interesting Back to School Stories? Share it with us in the comments below! 

Happy Reading!
– The Project Tomorrow team
Around the Web Wednesday
1. Video Games to Strengthen Math & Science Skills: Read it here!

2. Q & A-Back to School with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan: Read it here!

3. MOOCs, MOOCs, MOOCs! Read it here!

4. Flipped Classrooms – Fit to Flourish! Read it here!

5. Superintendents Who Take to Twitter! Read it here!

6. Blended Learning or Classroom Training? Read it here!

7. How Businesses can Benefit from the “Flipped Classroom” Model: Read it here!

8. Guides for Educators & Administrators Regarding the College Class of 2017! Read it here!

9. The New Teacher Project: Read it here!

10. What Teacher Leadership Looks Like: Read it here