Exemplary Project Awards

Exemplary Projects Awards

Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education Exemplary Projects Awards are designed to recognize excellence, expertise, and demonstrable achievement in education.  They are recognition awards to projects of excellence that have been in existence for a minimum of 3 full years and have potential for replication and/or adaptation.   Criteria for this award correspond closely to the Foundation’s belief that educators play a vital role in society supporting young people’s growth and preparing them to be adaptable, flexible, creative, and responsive to future societal changes.

2016-present:  Goldin Foundation Exemplary Projects Awards are open to all public and private school districts, U.S. and international, as well as local organizations and community groups supporting excellence in education.

At the discretion of the Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education Advisory Board, awards will be $5000-$10,000.  Approximately 3-4 awards will be given each year.  Recognition wards must meet criteria; and they will include a nomination process and a visit by Goldin Foundation Advisory Board members. Nominations may be received at any time.

Descriptions of Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education Exemplary Projects with their contacts and website links will be shared with educators throughout the United States and other locations via the Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education website: www.goldinfoundation.org

An Exemplary Project may serve as source of inspiration for replication and/or adaptation in your school district or communities. Information includes description, vision, process, audiences served, and recommendations for implementation.  Please go to the sidebar to “Exemplary Projects;” use the links to connect to profiles of the individual projects.

Criteria used in the selection process of a project recognized for excellence are:

1.The tangible project demonstrates excellence in education and has successfully impacted children, students, and/or educators: early childhood-grade 12.
2.The project exemplifies a creative and innovative approach that has made a difference in a classroom, school, or community.
3.The project evidences: developing academic, social, and emotional growth of young people; respecting individual needs and talents; fostering self-esteem; and encouraging realization of individual potential.
4.The project fosters and evidences a community of teachers and learners.
5. The project encourages and evidences civic awareness and engagement.
6. The project has been implemented for a minimum of 3 full years.
7.The project has potential for replication and/or adaptation.
8.The project, once awarded, will provide a description, contact person, and website link to be shared   on the Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education website. 

Nomination Process
Submission of project summary to include the following:

      • Vision
      • History: to include need, purpose, timeline of activities
      • Audience/s served
      • Successful impact
      • Support letters: a minimum of 3, a maximum of 5

Implementation calendar

            On-going submission of nominations

            Interviews with and visits to potential award recipients
            Monetary awards made to award recipients
February/March :
Annual dinner meeting of the Goldin Foundation Advisory Board for review of current nominations (with email review of any new submissions during the year)

            News releases to local newspapers.

October and May
Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education sends emails and social media
announcements of all Exemplary Award Projects to:
*Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents for Curriculum & Instruction in the 85 participating school districts involved with Excellence in Education Awards. They are requested to disseminate information  to members in their school communities
*All former award recipients
* Interested educators and supporters of the Goldin Foundation
* Social networks postings on LinkedIn and Facebook sites