Thank you for your interest in the 2018 STEM Education Awards, “Elementary School” category. This category recognizes innovative STEM curriculum and programs that promote STEM Education in the classroom and expand STEM skills while helping to guide students towards productive STEM related careers.

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, August 31st to continue in the nomination process. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Reginald Turner at Reginald@tagonline.org, 404-920-2017.

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

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* 2. Please summarize your project and accomplishments in 100 words or less. This overview should include 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. IT ALSO WILL BE READ ON STAGE AT THE EVENT SHOULD YOU BE SELECTED AS A FINALIST. Please ensure that your response is concise and conveys your story and is grammatically correct. Also, please do not use personal pronouns like (we, our, us, etc...) in your summary.

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* 3. Please provide demographic and achievement information about your program including:
- When were your STEM efforts initiated?
- Since inception, how many students have completed your full STEM program (Graduation, pass on to the next level)?
- How many students currently participate in the STEM focused program?
- How does your school help advance STEM education among non-traditional student populations?
- List competitions and programs your students have participated. Provide what the students did, the impact on their classroom learning and the results of their efforts.

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

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* 5. Please describe the proudest achievement that your program has experienced in the past 12 months

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* 6. Please provide three examples of student work that have been innovative within your school in the past 12 months.

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* 7. Please answer 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 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, as well as community and post secondary support?

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* 8. How important would winning this award be to the school and/or to the surrounding community?
• Will there be representatives from the school at the event if you are selected as a finalist?
• In what activities would your community engage to celebrate if you are selected as a winner?

Please note: The Technology Association of Georgia and the TAG Education Collaborative 2018 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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* 9. Please provide a short video, briefly describing or showcasing your program. (provide a link below)

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* 11. If you answered yes to the question above, please list the companies that support you.

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