Thank you for your interest for the 2017 STEM Education Awards, in the category of “STEM Certified School Outreach.” This category recognizes the efforts of current STEM certified schools and programs to promote best practices in STEM education and certification methodology among other educational institutions interested in STEM Certification.

The following questionnaire has been created to help the judges determine finalists in each category. Please submit your completed questionnaire no later than close of business on Friday, September 22nd to continue in the nomination process. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Dion at kdion@tagonline.org, 404-920-2017.

* 1. Please provide: the name of the person completing the questionnaire, your school's name, and appropriate contact information.

* 2. Please summarize your of your project and accomplishments in 100 words or less. This overview should provide the judges an introduction to your school and how your STEM program has engaged students within the classroom. PLEASE NOTE: THIS SUMMARY WILL BE USED IN PRINT AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA PROMOTING YOUR PROGRESS IN THE COMPETITION AND WILL BE READ ON STAGE AT THE EVENT SHOULD YOU BE SELECTED AS A FINALIST. Check that it concisely conveys your story and is grammatically correct. Also, please do not use personal pronouns like (we, our, us, etc...) if your summary. 

* 3. Does your school have an online resource (Blog, website, etc.) that showcases your STEM efforts? Please provide the URL here:

* 4. Please provide demographic and achievement information about your partnership with STEM programs:
• When were your STEM outreach efforts initiated?
• Since inception, how many students have your outreach efforts reached?
• How many new students have you engaged into a STEM focused program in the past year?
• How do your outreach efforts help advance STEM education among non-traditional student populations?

* 5. Please provide examples of recent efforts your teachers and administration have undertaken to promote STEM Certification among other schools in Georgia. Please include information about the scope and extent of your assistance, the number of teachers/administrators from your school involved and the number of schools/districts you have assisted.

What results have you observed with these schools?

How many of the schools you have assisted have advanced towards STEM Certification?

* 6. Please provide three examples of innovative projects that have been completed by your students in the past 12 months.

* 7. Please select at least 4 of the following questions to provide additional information for our judges
1. Describe how your school has integrated technology into the everyday classroom curriculum
2. What 21st Century skills and/or tools have the students mastered through your efforts?
3. How do you identify and address workforce needs in your community that prepares your students for the workforce of tomorrow? (High School Programs must answer this question, Others Voluntary)
4. How have you encouraged collaboration between educators to integrate STEM curriculum between subjects?
5. What has your school/program done to build community support with business, community and post secondary support?
6. Please describe the proudest STEM achievement your school has experienced in the past school year.

* 8. How important would winning this award be to your school and the surrounding community?
• Would there be representatives from the school at the event if you were selected as a finalist?
• How would the community plan on celebrating their selection were it to win the award?

* 9. Please include a short video providing an overview, or creative description of your project. Provide a link to the video below.

Please note: The Technology Association of Georgia and the TAG Education Collaborative 2017 STEM Education Awards is in no way connected to the Georgia Department of Education’s STEM School certification process. Being nominated for or winning a STEM Education Award does not count towards or ensure successful STEM School certification by the Georgia Department of Education.

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