The organization biennially presents the award to schools, districts and universities that have demonstrated exceptional implementation of IAIE philosophies. Candidates earn the honor by submitting for review an electronic portfolio that demonstrates how care, trust, respect, optimism and intentionality are practiced in order to best serve their students, staff and the community.
The COE has implemented the invitational framework for several years and over the last two years has worked to operationalize the framework and receive student feedback to create a positive climate.
“I am very pleased that the College of Education has received the Inviting School Award for 2016,” said COE Dean Julie McIntosh, Ed.D. “We have worked very hard over the last few years to be intentionally inviting in our practices and are proud to be recognized for these comprehensive efforts that show respect, trust, care and optimism in our daily practices,” she said.
This is the first time that UF has received this award from IAIE. The University’s College of Education will formally accept it during the IAIE annual conference to be held in November.