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CILC 2012-2013 Pinnacle Award Recipients - Content Providers

This award, presented annually, is based on teacher evaluations submitted through the CILC website and recognizes outstanding performance by a content provider.

Congratulations to the recipients for 2012-2013 school year!

CILC Pinnacle Award

Recipients (average score 2.85-3.00)

Adventures In Medicine & Science (AIMS) Program of Saint Louis University
Alaska SeaLife Center
Brad Tassell
Burritt on the Mountain: A Living Museum
Challenger Learning Center (Brownsburg, IN)
Challenger Learning Center (Rochester, New York)
Challenger Learning Center-CET (West Virginia)
Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
Frazier History Museum
Fresno Pacific University
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Hank Fincken: A National Theatre Company of One
Hartley Outdoor Education Center
History Live (formerly Minnesota Historical Society)
Houston Audubon
International Wolf Center
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Kings County Office of Education
Manhattan School of Music
Milwaukee Public Museum
Minnesota Zoo
Mote Marine Laboratory
Oiada International
Palm Beach Zoo
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Reef HQ Aquarium (Australia)
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)
Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology (Canada)
Stark Parks
The Bathysphere Underwater Biological Laboratory
The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
University Circle Interactive Cleveland
Valerie Marsh


CILC Pinnacle Award - Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention Recipients (average score 2.80-2.84)

Add-A-Tudez Entertainment Company
Aquarium of the Pacific
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Buffalo Zoo
Calvert Marine Museum
Center for Puppetry Arts
CESA 7 Educational Technology Services
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Cooperating School Districts New Links
COSI Columbus
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Cranbrook Institute of Science
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Fort Worth Zoo
Greenville Zoo
HistoryConnects from the Virginia Historical Society
Homestead National Monument of America
Houston Zoo
Independence Seaport Museum
InterLingo Spanish
International Spy Museum
Lee Richardson Zoo
Liberty Science Center
Louisville Science Center
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
National Capital Parks-East
National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Ohio Historical Society
Roper Mountain Science Center
Saint Louis Zoo
SOITA Learning Technologies
South Central Kansas Education Service Center-The Service Center at Clearwater
The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
The Mariners' Museum
The National WWII Museum
The Sheffield Museum of Rural Life (Canada)
The Ward Melville Heritage Organization


Award Criteria

  • Must be a current content provider on the CILC website.
  • Must have at least 10 program requests submitted for the designated school year.
  • The averaged score for all program evaluations for the year must be 2.85 or higher out of a possible 3 (An individual program receives a star rating if it averages a 2.4 or higher.)

Each school year, the scores of ALL program evaluations for each content provider are averaged based on 7 questions which are:

  • The presenter:
    • was knowledgeable about the content.
    • was engaging.
  • The program:
    • was engaging.
    • was appropriate for the advertised age/grade range.
    • aligned to the advertised educational standards .
    • met the advertised educational objectives.
    • had an impact on student learning.

Each question has a numerical value which drives the star rating on the CILC website and the CILC Pinnacle Award.

For more information, contact Julia Heighway at 317-231-6529.

Check out the recipients for the CILC Pinnacle Award for Professional Development Providers.

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