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 Foundation Seeks Education Innovators

The Classroom of the Future Foundation (CFF) is accepting nominations for its 2017 Innovation Awards, which recognize innovative classroom programs that get students excited about learning and result in higher student achievement.

The program is open to any school or district in the K-12 public education system in San Diego County.

The foundation will select four programs for awards, and each will receive a $5,000 grant for the winning district to scale the program. The best-in-show impact award earns at $10,000 grant. Recipients will be honored at the CFF Innovation in Education Awards on May 24 at SeaWorld.

The early-bird deadline to submit a nomination application is Jan. 30. Those submissions will be entered into a drawing to receive a four-pack of tickets to the USS Midway Museum. The final deadline to submit a nomination application is Feb. 10.

Innovative programs may be nominated in more than one category for inspire, innovate or achieve awards, so check one or more categories and answer the related questions. Nominations for the impact award must specify that option and answer all seven questions.
Following are the award descriptions:
inspire award: This award illustrates the unique attributes of the program that get students excited about learning. This award specifically focuses on the program characteristics responsible for increasing student interest and enhancing student learning.

innovate award: This award showcases the creative innovations of the programs that facilitate enhanced learning. This award specifically focuses on the uniqueness of the program actions that increase student interest and drive achievement.

achieve award: This award demonstrates the tangible program results that drive student learning. It specifically focuses on the program evidence that directly correlates to positive student outcomes.

impact award: This best-in-show award is given to the one program that best embodies all three attributes: inspire, innovate and achieve.

The Classroom of the Future Foundation has been acknowledging innovative programs in San Diego County’s K-12 public education system since 2004. For more details and contact information on the awards program, visit the foundation’s How To Participate webpage.