2014 IDEA Awards Nomination

It takes a village…

Our Delaware charter schools are making a difference. We recognize that the difference is not the result of the work of just a select few; it is the diligent work of many different groups and individuals that are collaborating, innovating, inspiring, and motivating others day in and day out. Our schools would not be successful without every one of our community members working together with the 'it takes a village' mentality.

The Delaware Charter Schools Network's IDEA Awards celebrate the dedication and hard work of the entire charter school community: Teachers, Leaders, Legislators, Parents, Community Members and Students. The survey below gives you the opportunity to nominate those people that you feel deserve recognition for the work and commitment they have exhibited during the 2013-14 academic year.



Please complete the form below:
Notice: Please explain how each nominee meets the criteria, otherwise the nominee will not be considered for an award.

Recognizing a <b><u>school, staff member(s), board member(s), student(s), community member(s) or organization(s) </u></b> that has worked toward effective and rewarding community alliances/partnerships.

The Community Ties Award nominee should show a strong partnership between a charter school and the community or organization that affects students and positively impacts their education and the community at large. The partnership should use innovative and creative approaches that have the potential to be expanded or replicated either locally or state-wide. The partnership should also provide opportunities to get the community involved in our schools.

Recognizing an <b><u>individual parent , grandparent, guardian or group of the same</u></b> who demonstrate significant levels of commitment and involvement to Delaware’s public charter schools.

The Cornerstone Award nominee should be a visionary for significant educational improvements who inspires others and whose involvement addresses student needs. The nominee’s involvement should have a positive impact on the community and have the potential to be expanded or replicated either locally or state-wide. The nominee's level of commitment should extend above and beyond parental involvement.

Recognizing the <b><u>school leader</u></b> that has made a significant impact on Delaware’s education community.

The Impact Award nominee should be a visionary for significant educational improvements who inspires others while utilizing innovative or creative approaches while addressing a compelling student need. It should be evident that the nominee is committed to sharing ideas and helping to sustain awareness of the charter movement.

Recognizing a <b><u>charter school student or alumnus</u></b> that has given back to the charter school community or the community at large.

The Giving Back Award nominee should be a visionary for significant educational or community improvements who inspires others and whose involvement addresses educational or community needs. The nominee’s involvement should have a positive impact on their alma mater or on the community at large and have the potential to be expanded either locally or state-wide.

Recognizing an <b><u>individual teacher or group of teachers</u></b> that have introduced a new or creative method into their classroom(s) that has positively impacted their students. <br> <br> The Innovation Award nominee's work should address a compelling student need within the school in a creative, innovative and collaborative way. The nominee should be a visionary for significant educational improvements, while inspiring others, sharing ideas and helping to sustain awareness. There should be evidence that the nominee utilized existing resources in new ways or sought out new resources to help with implementation.

Recognizing an <b><u>individual staff member or group of staff members </u></b> that have shown selfless devotion to students and gone "above and beyond." <br> <br>The Dedication Award nominee should show "selfless devotion" to the craft and/or students that has produced significant educational improvements, while going "above and beyond" normal expectations to address a compelling student need. The nominee's work should demonstrate a collaborative effort and inspire others to do the same. The nominee's project/activity should have the potential for replication or expansion either locally or state-wide.