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    AAPS Excellence in Virtual Instruction Award 
    sponsored by Google

    AAPS Excellence in Virtual Instruction Awardees

    View the list of all award winners here.

    The AAPS Excellence in Virtual instruction Awardees were recognized by AAPS parents, staff, students and community members as outstanding educators during the 2020-2021 school year.

    Awardees exhibit the following traits: Engaging, Inclusive, Approachable, Empathetic, A Leader, Positive Attitude.

    Google Grant Winners
    We selected 3 educators at random from all those nominated to receive one of 3 $500 classroom grants, provided by Google Ann Arbor.

    $500 Google Grant Winners

    • Shelley Brower, First Grade Teacher, Carpenter Elementary
    • Kristi Crowell, Orchestra Teacher, Forsythe Middle School
    • Jessie Hieber, ELA Teacher, Pioneer High School

    Questions? Please email partners@a2schools.org 

    Trait Descriptions 

    Examples of this criteria include:
    --Finds creative ways to engage students.
    --Demonstrative innovation in teaching to engage students.

    Examples of this Criteria include:
    --Demonstrates high expectations for all students.
    --Uses UDL (Universal Design for Learning) SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocols) and CRT (Culturally Responsive) to support all students in the classroom.
    --Demonstrates Anti-Racist teaching practices.
    --Ensures all students succeed.

    --Examples of this criteria include:
    --Demonstrates caring for all students.
    --Friendly and approachable with students, families and staff

    --Examples of this criteria include
    --A Whole Child approach to students
    --Relationship-focused towards students, staff or families

    A Leader
    --Examples of this criteria include
    --A Mentor to teachers and/or students
    --Demonstrates collaboration with staff, students or families.
    --Is a Team Player

    Positive Attitude
    --Examples of this criteria include
    --Is Inspiring to students, staff or families.
    --Is passionate.
    --Shows dedication to students, staff or families
    --Is driven.