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O’Rourke Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Professional Learning in Colorado

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Distinguished Achievement in Professional Learning Nominee's Information

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Directions: Please detail your nominee’s achievements in the following areas: Vision; Skills; Effectiveness. Address the embedded questions supported by specific examples. The Nomination Review Team uses a rubric that evaluates complete answers with supporting detail for each of the major areas. Once your nomination is completed to your satisfaction, complete the submission process by selecting the "Nominate" button below.

1. Vision: What vision does your nominee hold for his/her work in the professional learning of teachers and or administrators? How has he/she promoted and established job-embedded learning communities which encourage risk taking, collegial sharing, and collective responsibility for the learning of all students?

2. Skills: How does the nominee use data to drive priorities and ensure content-focused learning opportunities? In planning and implementing professional learning, how does he/she demonstrate knowledge of and skill in using the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning? How does he/she incorporate research-based best practices to impact student learning? Provide an anecdote or description of a time when your nominee demonstrated the skills of cheerful persistence and tact.

3. Effectiveness: What impacts has the nominee had on teachers' classroom practice? How does he/she support the process of change? How have you and others grown as a result of the nominee’s teaching or facilitation? Please cite specific examples.

   
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