2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Nomination Form
Completed Nomination Forms are due to your campus principal by Friday, October 28, 2016.

Do you know an extraordinary educator that has made a difference in the lives of his/her learners by exemplifying best teaching practices while serving as an ambassador for public education? Someone who understands and demonstrates transformational leadership in the classroom? An educator who fully embraces the tenants of the Learning Framework and who supports and promotes the mission/vision of CISD?

Coppell ISD is looking for one elementary and one secondary representative who possess the following characteristics:

• A tremendous concern for learners and the ability to engage and inspire them
• The capacity and willingness to work cooperatively with colleagues and different groups in the community
• A drive to initiate activities that transform instruction for all learners
• The desire to stay informed about current educational trends and practices and the aptitude to incorporate what is learned into the classroom
• The ability and willingness to make meaningful contributions to education
• The implementation of innovative, creative ideas and technology in a 21st century learning environment

Each Texas Teacher of the Year nomination is…
• Memorable for the educator
• Valuable for learners
• Significant for the school and faculty
• Meaningful for the school district, its leaders and patrons
• Important for the profession
• Good for the community

One Campus Teacher of the Year will be selected from each school, based on the submitted nominations. From those 15 teachers, there will be one elementary educator (grades EC/Pre-K – 5th grade) and one secondary educator (grades 6 – 12) selected as the Coppell ISD Teachers of the Year. The two finalists will serve as the district’s nominees for the Region 10 and State Teacher of the Year.

In order to be nominated for Teacher of the Year, the teacher must:
• Be certified to teach in Texas public schools
• Have been employed in Coppell schools for a minimum of three years (the teacher may be in his/her third year in CISD)
• Be a classroom educator (including PE, art, music, special education, literacy, etc.)
• Plan to continue employment in Coppell ISD through the 2017-2018 school year

What is your home campus
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Teacher you are nominating
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ENVIRONMENT: How does the educator create a learning environment that is safe - physically, intellectually and emotionally?
Limit your response to no more than 75 words per question.
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ENVIRONMENT: Describe how the educator builds meaningful relationships with learners.
Limit your responses to no more than 75 words per question.
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LEARNER/EDUCATOR: Give one example of how this educator encourages his/her learners to make connections between themselves and the local and global community.
Limit your responses to no more than 75 words per question.
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LEARNER/EDUCATOR: Describe how the educator models the construction of knowledge, skills, practices and dispositions as he/she actively engages in his/her own learning.
Limit your responses to no more than 75 words per question.
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CURRICULUM DESIGN: Describe how the educator is using the campus or district initiatives to design authentic learning experiences.
Limit your responses to no more than 75 words per question.
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LEARNING DESIGN: Give one example of how the educator designs constructivist experiences and facilitates the learner's conceptual development and deep understandings as they construct meaning of his/her world.
Limit your responses to no more than 75 words per question.
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ASSESSMENT: Describe how the educator intentionally uncovers each learner's level of mastery and determines the next steps in instruction.
Limit your responses to no more than 75 words per question.
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Final Question: This question is designed to learn more about your nominee and can influence the scores in the other categories, but does not receive its own score.
Is there anything else you would like to share about this nominee?
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