|Denver Broncos Tackle STEM Coach of the Month Award|
The Denver Broncos Tackle STEM Coach of the Month program recognizes high-performing STEM educators with a distinguished award and prize package to celebrate innovations and breakthroughs in STEM education across the state. The program is effected in partnership with Colorado Technology Association and sponsored by and Ranger Energy Services.
Increasingly, STEM literacy is a requirement for success in life. Making informed life choices including health decisions, civic participation, and financial investments, all require the ability to analyze and synthesize vast and various amounts of information. All require a base-level competence in science, technology, engineering, and math — referred to within this work as STEM literacy, or competencies for an innovation economy. Further, a 2014 report of the National Network of Business and Industry Associations concludes that included within the skills all employees need, no matter where they work, are the ability to apply knowledge in mathematics, science, technology, and critical thinking.
Eligibility: Colorado STEMworks program administrators are eligible to nominate innovative STEM educators per season.
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The Colorado STEMworks Database is the premier source for high-quality STEM education programs in Colorado. Each program in STEMworks has been independently vetted and cleared a high bar of quality.
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Axel Reitzig - Computer Science Teacher and Robotics Project Manager, Longmont
Nominated by: St. Vrain Valley Schools STEM and Innovation Center
Heidi Ragsdale - 8th Grade Science Teacher, Grand Junction
Tara Smith - Middle School Engineering Teacher & Makers Space Instructor, Thornton
Nominated by: Adams 12 Five Star STEM Schools & STEMinspired
2015-2016 Award Winners
FEBRUARY 2016 JANUARY 2016 DECEMBER 2015
Brian Simpson Lindsey Nickerson Joel Noble
Engineering Teacher, Montrose High Science Teacher, Eaton Middle School Engineering & Woods Teacher, East High School