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Outstanding Teacher Award


Sponsored by International Society for Technology in Education

Contact:International Society for Technology in Education
1530 Wilson Blvd. Ste. 730
Arlington, VA 22209

Phone: 866.336.5191 (US and Canada); 541.302.7777 (International)
Description:The Outstanding Teacher Award from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is presented for exceptional achievement and leadership in using technology to improve education. The award is open to all prekindergarten through grade 12 classroom teachers.

Nominees are judged based on the following criteria:
• Nominee has demonstrated their ability to both deliberately plan for and incorporate the use of technology for the purpose of improving the education setting.
• Nominee continuously improves their professional practice through the exploration of creative applications for technology and the consistent evaluation of current research and practices to improve student learning.
• Nominee promotes the effective use of digital tools across local and global learning communities.
• Nominee exhibits leadership in their school or professional community with a vision of technology infusion.

An applicant must be nominated by a colleague or can be self-nominated. Submissions must be made online, using the unique link provided for the Outstanding Teacher Award. (The link is added to the site when nominations open). Among the required application materials are at least one letter of support from the nominee’s direct supervisor or chief staff representative and at least one lesson plan that demonstrates effective use of the ISTE Standards for Students.
Eligibility:Private, Public, Charter
Award(s):Recipients receive a $1,500 cash prize, a $1,000 travel stipend to attend the ISTE Annual Conference, complimentary registration, plaque, and a one-year ISTE standard membership.
Deadline(s):Nominations are accepted December 2 through February 29, 2016.
Focus:General Education, Library/Media, Technology
Grade Level(s):Adult
21st Century
Themes and Skills:
Digital Literacy, Information Literacy, Media Literacy
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