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Oklahoma ACTE Awards

Oklahoma ACTE administers the ACTE Excellence Awards. State award winners in these categories are eligible to move forward for Region IV consideration. Learn more about the Excellence Awards here.  

Nominations are closed for this year's Oklahoma ACTE Excellence Awards. Check back later in the fall for links to nominate for next year's awards. 

All OK ACTE Member Awards must be submitted by March 15 at 12:00 pm CT. If you have questions about the Oklahoma ACTE Awards program, please contact Cheryl Harder or Roberta Sams


The following awards are administered by Oklahoma ACTE at the state level only.

OATC OUTSTANDING BOARD MEMBER AWARD

This award recognizes the contributions of technology center school board members who have provided leadership in the development and implementation of school policy.  The award will be presented to individuals who have supported CareerTech education by giving of their time and energy in the role of board member of a local technology center in Oklahoma.  

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ELIGIBILITY:

The award will be presented to those past and
present distinguished board members who have
served at least one term of office and who 
have been active members of OATC
participating in various OATC activities.
Nominees must have served as an officer
or leader on the local board.

Each technology center may nominate one 
person for this award.  The OATC awards
committee will evaluate the applications 
submitted and will select the recipient.  

Deadline: August 17

ARCH ALEXANDER AWARD

This award recognizes a CareerTech educator who has made significant contributions in the area of program development for CareerTech education in the State of Oklahoma. The award is designed to applaud those who are progressive leaders in the development of CareerTech education programs; curriculum and utilizing advanced technology in education. The University of Oklahoma, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies established the Arch Alexander Award in honor of Dr. Arch Alexander, former Assistant State Director.

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ELIGIBILITY:

The University of Oklahoma, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies will present this award to a professional CareerTech educator whose career has been marked with significant contributions to CareerTech program development. This would be evidenced by a commitment to an active, continuing role in the establishment, promotion, implementation, and/or administration of CareerTech programs in Oklahoma. The ideal candidate is one who is both student and industry focused, evidenced by balancing the needs of both within the development of CareerTech education programs.

Applicants for the Arch Alexander Award are restricted from applying for the Francis Tuttle Career Excellence Award.

Deadline: May 15

FRANCIS TUTTLE AWARD

This award is to recognize a CareerTech educator who has made outstanding contributions that are of state and/or national significance. These contributions should be aimed toward the improvement, promotion, development and progress of CareerTech education.

This award was established in 1985 in honor of Dr. Francis Tuttle, former State Director of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. It is designed to honor individuals whose careers exemplify a similar dedication to the development of people through CareerTech education.

This is the Oklahoma ACTE’s highest honor and, as such, will be given only to individuals whose contributions have been of state or national significance. Only one award may be presented each year.

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ELIGIBILITY:

The award will be presented to a professional CareerTech educator whose career has been marked by actions that have enabled CareerTech education programs to respond more fully to the individual needs of people in achieving more productive lives.

This would be evidenced by commitment to an active, continuing role in the establishment, promotion, implementation and/or administration of programs and/or services. Career excellence in CareerTech education will also be demonstrated by continuous efforts to inform others of the accomplishments needs and challenges of CareerTech education in Oklahoma, thereby eliciting statewide support of CareerTech endeavors. A majority of the nominee’s outstanding contributions should have been made during the past ten years. The nominee must have been a member of Oklahoma ACTE/ACTE for the past ten years.

Applicants for the Francis Tuttle Career Excellence Award are restricted from applying for the Arch Alexander Award

Deadline: May 15

OkACTE KALEIDOSCOPE AWARD

The Kaleidoscope Award has been established to recognize those entities that embrace and promote diversity.  Sincere commitment to processes and activities that promote a pluralistic campus, community, or agency must be demonstrated.  These processes and activities must be aimed at developing, improving, and promoting awareness of and opportunities for integrating multiculturalism, gender equity, and those with physical disabilities into career and technology education programs.

EXAMPLES of processes and activities may be, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

  • Minority Intern/Extern programs.
  • Implementing strategies to enhance job placement and upward mobility that reflect a diverse population.
  • Diversity education and/or in-service programs for staff.
  • Incorporating diversity within print and/or visual media such as curriculum, brochures, recruitment materials, etc.
  • Developing processes and/or activities for recruiting and retaining a professional, multicultural staff.

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ELIGIBILITY:

  • Applicant must be a member of ACTE, Oklahoma ACTE, their Oklahoma ACTE Division and be actively engaged in CareerTech.
  • Project/Activity must have been started or completed within the current fiscal or calendar year
  • Applicant must furnish evidence that the project/activity has been incorporated into the school/division/agency/individual’s regular processes, activities and/or responsibilities.
  • Applicant must demonstrate that project/activity is “above and beyond” and not a part of regular job duties.
  • A previous Kaleidoscope Award winner may reapply each year with new processes/activities and is eligible for all other Oklahoma ACTE (ACTE) awards.

Deadline: March 15

OkACTE SUPPORT STAFF AWARD

This award is meant to recognize individuals who have exhibited excellence in their work in a support staff position.

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ELIGIBILITY:

Individuals who are currently employed in a full-time support staff capacity in a CareerTech program for at least the last two years.  The nominee must hold Oklahoma ACTE and Support Staff Section membership.  Membership in ACTE will be considered but is not required.

The nominee also should have been involved in some capacity in Oklahoma ACTE/ACTE activities at the local and/or state level, and must have been a member of Oklahoma ACTE/ACTE for at least the past three consecutive years.

Although an individual is eligible to receive the Oklahoma ACTE Support Staff Award only once, such an award does not exclude that individual from nomination for other Oklahoma ACTE/ACTE awards.

Deadline: March 15

OkACTE COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING AWARD

To recognize staff who are demonstrating outstanding skills in communications and marketing above and beyond normal responsibilities. Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique or novel programs that are serving to improve and promote CareerTech.

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ELIGIBILITY:

Oklahoma ACTE members currently employed, as full-time communications and marketing personnel in a technology center are eligible for this award. Contributions and achievements on which the nomination is based should have been made within the past three years.  The nominee also should have attended 85% of the communications and marketing council activities, and must have been a member of Oklahoma ACTE/ACTE for at least the past three consecutive years.

Applicants must not have been the recipient of the Communications and Marketing Award in previous years. However, applicants who have previously received the Communications and Marketing Award may apply for other Oklahoma ACTE/ACTE awards, such as Educator of the Year and the Arch Alexander Award, providing they meet the criteria for the awards.

Deadline: March 15

OkACTE OUTSTANDING NEW PROFESSIONAL AWARD

This award is meant to contribute to the professional development of members recognized as potential leaders of their division and the association. The award will entitle six recipients to funding specified annually by the Oklahoma ACTE Advisory Committee toward expenses incurred at the annual ACTE convention. Each recipient will also receive a complimentary registration to the Oklahoma ACTE/ACTE Legislative Seminar.

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ELIGIBILITY:

This award will be given to six individuals who have been a member of Oklahoma ACTE/ACTE no less than two, but no more than five years. The nominees must not have previously attended an ACTE Convention. Since the purpose of the award is professional development, award recipients are required to attend the entire convention, beginning with the Opening General Session through the Closing General Session including the Delegate Assembly.

Although an individual is eligible to receive the Oklahoma ACTE New Professional Award only once, such an award does not exclude that individual from nomination for other Oklahoma ACTE/ACTE awards.

Deadline: March 15

OATC DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

To recognize technology centers for their innovative or unique accomplishments benefiting its students and community.

CRITERIA:

The innovative and unique significant achievement must have been implemented during the previous or current school year.

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Deadline: May 15

OkACTE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

This award recognizes individuals or organizations outside the field of CareerTech for meritorious contributions to the significant statewide improvement, promotion, development and progress of CareerTech.

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Deadline: May 15

OATC GOLD STAR AWARD                   

This program is designed to recognize technology center districts that have met rigid and demanding criteria demonstrating a high level of excellence. This voluntary program (not to be confused with accreditation) provides recognition to districts with exemplary programs designed to meet a broad spectrum of community needs. Gold Star recognition will be for a period of one year and applications must be submitted each year. This award is sponsored by OATC and will be presented during a general session at Summer Conference.

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To be eligible for this award, the technology center district must satisfy requirements in each of the seven categories. Individual sites are not eligible for this award. Each technology center district will receive a partially completed entry form from OATC. To be eligible for Gold Star recognition, the technology center district must complete and submit the application no later than May 15, 2016. All districts satisfying the criteria will receive Gold Star recognition.

Deadline:  May 15th