The Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program
Teachers have the opportunity to share best practices with each other and the community through the time-honored Golden Apple program. Not only are great practices highlighted for teachers to learn from each other, but the recognition and celebration event honors the teaching profession and the significant respect our community has for teachers.
Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner
Join us for a dinner celebration that recognizes innovative teaching and gives a glimpse into Collier classrooms. This year, more than fifty different schools will be represented by a Teacher of Distinction, six of which will be honored as Golden Apple recipients.
Date: April 3, 2020
Time: 6 – 9 pm
Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort, 475 Seagate Drive, Naples
Sharing Best Practices
Sharing best practices is integral to the teaching profession. Through the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program, teachers with engaging and innovative classroom strategies are given the opportunity to share them with the community and with each other, knowing that this is part of the learning and refining process.
Last Year’s Golden Apple Recipients
School: Lake Park Elementary
Title of Practice: "inteGREATive" Mathematics: Transforming the Math Classroom
Philip G. Barton
School: Immokalee Middle School
Title of Practice: Using Band to Prepare Students for Life
School: Gulf Coast High School
Title of Practice: Boredom Shatters; Engagement Matters!
School: Vineyards Elementary
Title of Practice: Laugh, Grow, Learn
School: Village Oaks Elementary
Title of Practice: MAD About Learning!
Stephanie Cashion and Deniece Giovinazzo
School: East Naples Middle School
Practice: Cross Grade-Level Partnership