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2012 Golden Apple Academy of Educators Manual - May 2012

2012 Golden Apple Academy of Educators Manual - May 2012

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2012 Golden Apple Academy Handbook
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Published by: Golden Apple Foundation on May 15, 2012
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2012 Golden Apple Academy of Educators Manual
The Golden Apple Academy of Educators
is the heart of the Golden Apple Foundation.Academy members, known as Fellows, are past recipients of the Golden Apple Award forExcellence in Teaching.
Golden Apple
Mission Statement
:At Golden Apple, our mission is to inspire, develop and support teacher excellence in Illinois,especially in schools of need.Because the critical contributor to student achievement is the quality of the teacher in theclassroom, Golden Apple provides exceptional teacher preparation for teachers at all stages of their careers. Through our innovative programs offering method, resource and mentorship, we work totransform teachers and teaching, enriching both students and teachers lives.
Table of ContentsLetter from the President and CEO
Dominic Belmonte
Golden Apple Founder, Martin J. “Mike” Koldyke
 Golden Apple Chair of the Board of Directors, Dave ChandlerGolden Apple President and CEO, Dominic BelmonteGolden Apple Board of DirectorsGolden Apple Staff Golden Apple Programs
Golden Apple
Golden AppleGolden Apple Awards: Rewarding Excellence in Teaching
Golden Apple Academy
Becoming a Nominated TeacherAcademy: What is the Golden Apple Academy?Golden Apple Academy of Educators Chairmen, 1987 - 2014Golden Apple Academy Committee, 2012
2014Fellows of the Golden Apple Academy of EducatorsGolden Apple Academy ProfileHow Golden Apple Fellows are Active
Teachers of Distinction
Golden Apple Teachers of DistinctionProfile of Teachers of DistinctionHow Teachers of Distinction Are Active with Golden Apple
2012 Finalists, Fellows, and Teachers of Distinction
2012 FinalistsProfile of 2012 FinalistsProfile of 2012 Fellows2012 Award RecipientsProfile of 2012 Teachers of Distinction2012 Teachers of Distinction
Golden Apple Academy of Educators Business
Academy Articles of Organization and ProcedureGolden Apple Academy Reading Bill of RightsWhat Golden Apple Recognition MeansSabbatical Seminar Objectives
Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program
and 2
Summer Institute at DePaul3
Summer Institute4
Summer Institute at Elmhurst CollegeCORE: Center for Ongoing Renewal and Enrichment at St. Xavier
May 2012Dear New Members of the Golden Apple Academy of Educators,On behalf of the family known as Golden Apple
our Board of Directors, the Golden AppleStaff, your colleague Fellows of the Academy, the Golden Apple Scholars, the GATE teachersand the Teachers of Distinction
I welcome you to this unique collection of professionaleducators. By now we hope you already realize that you are now part of the most gifted,most committed, most creative, and most enjoyable set of educators and supporters of education you will find anywhere. You have been selected for a most distinct honor. Over thepast two and a half decades, over 7500 Illinois teachers have been considered for what hasnow been bestowed to only 280 (10 from Central Illinois). You are now part of a most selectbody, and many opportunities to contribute lie ahead.We encourage you to take advantage of every opportunity during your sabbatical. Choosecourses that will enrich you as a person and educator. Participate in the seminar sessionswith gusto and enjoyment. Get to know your fellow Academy colleagues. Your own cohort
will become new family to you, but don’t miss opportunities to meet and interact with veteran
Fellows. There are so many resources to share with you. This is your time to step back, taketime, reflect upon what you have achieved as a teacher and what you hope to accomplishand contribute both to your fortunate students and colleagues in your school communityand the larger community served by the mission of Golden Apple.
You are now part of the Golden Apple Academy of Educators who created the Golden AppleScholars of Illinois program, which has helped to prepare over 1500 excellent young teachersinto schools of need in Illinois. The Academy created both the Inquiry Science Institute andtwo (one traditional, one digital) Storytelling Workshops to develop and renew teachers.Golden Apple introduced alternative certification to Illinois with its GATE program whichfrom 1998-2006 brought 350 mid-career adults to teaching careers in mathematics, scienceand elementary teaching. For five years the Alphabet Bus, created by Fellows, encouragedthe joy of reading to deserving Latino children and their parents. You are now part of thismost honored group. Golden Apple gives you opportunities to contribute to the future of education, either by helping bolster existing programs or in the creation of new ones. We holda reputation for sterling, transformative educational experiences for teachers, future teachersand students, and await with joy your participation in furthering our mission.
At Golden Apple we assure you of our deep respect for the nobility of teaching. Together letus work to make it clear to all how important excellent teachers are to the enterprise of educating our children to participate in this complex and challenging world! We pledge oursupport to you, and look forward to working with you to bring your ideas to reality.
Welcome to the Golden Apple community. You have joined a most unique and specialgroup. Your life will never be quite the same. Ride the wave and enjoy!
Dominic Belmonte
 President and CEO

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