Expect More Arizona – 2014 Excellence Tour

| August 4, 2014

Expect More Arizona is pleased to announce the launch of the Expect More Excellence Tour. This is an incredible opportunity to shine a light on what Arizonans are doing all over the state to make progress toward a world-class education for all students.

Highlighting examples of excellence statewide supports Expect More Arizona’s efforts to create a high-expectations culture, where schools and educators are celebrated and supported, and students achieve great results.

We are hopeful you will once again submit an entry to the Excellence Tour and want to call your attention to a couple of changes. First, the Excellence Tour will now be an ongoing initiative, with nominations accepted throughout the year and spotlights selected each month.

The online application process is similar to last year, although a simple questionnaire has replaced the essay requirement. Nominees will still be asked to indicate which of the Five Building Blocks of World-Class Education the work most closely aligns with, and will also be asked to explain the impact of the work. This year, you can submit a video either by uploading it through the submission page or simply pasting a YouTube link to your video in the form.

Submissions require completion of a short online form accompanied by a photo or short video that best represents the program or person being nominated. Videos should be no longer than 3 minutes and video production quality will not be a factor in judging. Videos can be taken with a mobile device, flip cam, iPad, etc.

A People’s Choice pick and a Judge’s pick will be selected each month, beginning in September. The People’s Choice Spotlight will be determined by the number of online votes on the last day of each month. The Judge’s Pick will be given to those submissions that best reflect alignment to one or more of the Building Blocks and describe the impact of the work. Eligible submissions each month will include all nominees to date, except for previous winners.

You are welcome to nominate the same program you submitted last year, In addition, you can nominate other examples of education excellence in Arizona.

For a complete list of the rules, click here, or visit ExpectMoreArizona.org/Tour to submit your entry now. Contact melissa@expectmorearizona.org with questions.

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