Reach for the Stars

Each year the Georgia Charter Schools Association recognizes a charter school teacher of the year. This Reach for the Stars award winner is an outstanding teacher who continually goes above and beyond the call of duty! Please take a few minutes to think about each of these questions and how your nominee approaches these standards.

Please submit your nomination NO LATER than December 11, 2017

* 1. Please complete the following related to the nominee:

* 2. Please share your contact informationbelow.

* 3. The following criteria exemplify a strong TOTY candidate in the area of Curriculum and Instruction:
* Plans with deep knowledge of content and delivery
* Demonstrates a clear understanding of the curriculum
* Plans interdisciplinary instruction with real-world connections
* Uses the curriculum to plan instruction and assessment
* Uses an organizing framework to plan instruction
* Plans assessment to measure mastery of the curriculum

Please choose one area from the identifiers above and provide specific examples or commentary about how your nominee is exemplary in that area.

* 4. The following criteria exemplify a strong TOTY candidate in the area of Standards-Based Instruction:
* Use a variety of research-based strategies
* Engages higher order thinking skills
* Uses appropriate differentiation
* Uses flexible grouping practices
* Uses accessible technology
* Demonstrates high expectations
* Communicates high expectations for learning

Please choose one area from the identifiers above and provide specific examples or commentary about how your nominee is exemplary in that area.

* 5. The following criteria exemplify a strong TOTY candidate in the area of Assessment for Student Learning:
* Uses diagnostic assessment strategies
* Uses formative assessment strategies
* Uses a variety of summative assessment strategies
* Uses data to design interventions

Please choose one area from the identifiers above and provide specific examples or commentary about how your nominee is exemplary in that area.

* 6. The following criteria exemplify a strong TOTY candidate in the area of Professionalism:
* Maintains a positive learning environment
* Maximizes instructional time
* Fosters a sense of community and belonging
* Helps students take responsibility for learning and behavior
* Establishes relationships with families and the community
* Grows professionally through job-embedded learning
* Actively supports the school improvement plan

Please choose one area from the identifiers above and provide specific examples or commentary about how your nominee is exemplary in that area.

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