Outstanding Innovative Teacher

Award Description (Due February 2, 2019)
This award will be presented to a regional district teacher who is a positive influence in moving innovative and effective technology forward in his/her classroom and/or school. This individual is passionate about educational technology and has inspired effective initiatives that have fueled innovative change in the classroom.

Application Criteria
Applications should provide sufficient evidence and detail to demonstrate innovation in instructional technology and a shift in classroom practice fueled by technology.  Successful applications show evidence or have clearly articulated:
  • stakeholder buy-in,
  • collaboration with colleagues and stakeholders,
    how this work could be, or is,  a model for others in the district and/or region,
  • the current, or potential, impact on student learning,
  • the validity, effectiveness, and/or promise of this innovation.
  • how the project is being measured for effectiveness
  • describes what success looks like, and
  • what makes this project successful for stakeholders.

Supplemental digital materials may be submitted if they are aligned in support the work described in the application, and will contribute to the evaluators understanding of the work.  Examples of supplemental materials may include: websites, video/audio clips, and data. Snippets from larger documents or 1 minute clips from larger video or multi media are encouraged. Supplemental material should be cloud-based and set as "anyone with the link can view."

Award recipients and their nominator must be available to attend the Celebration of Teaching and Learning TELL Award event on March 29th and be willing to present a 20 minute presentation describing the award topic at the Edith Macy Conference Center in Briarcliff Manor, NY. 

Awardees are encouraged to invite participating students in person, via video chat, or captured video within their presentation to provide the student perspective of the work.

Application deadline is 2/2/19 and recipients will be notified on 2/23/19. For questions contact Sarah Martabano (smartabano@lhric.org) or Leslie Accardo (laccardo@lhric.org) or Alana Winnick (awinnick@lhric.org).

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* 1. Candidate's Name:

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* 2. Candidate’s Title/Position:

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* 3. Candidate’s Phone Number:

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* 4. Candidate’s Email Address:

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* 5. School District:

If you're NOMINATING SOMEONE, please continue to question #6 below.

If this is a SELF NOMINATION, please skip to question #10 below - thanks!

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* 6. Nominator's Name (Person submitting application):

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* 7. Nominator's Title/Position:

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* 8. Nominator's Phone Number:

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* 9. Nominator's Email Address:

Please note - the following text boxes have a 5,000 character limit.  You are encouraged to use as much of this space as possible to present your application.  Tip:  Applications that are brief and lack evidence will not score as strongly as detailed applications.

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* 10. Provide a summary of the vision and goals for the work this individual has accomplished that makes him/her eligible for this award.  (If selected, this description, in part or whole, may be used for TLI event promotion.)

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* 11. Please check off the ISTE Teacher standards that align with this candidate's work.

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* 12. Describe in detail how the candidate's work aligns with the ISTE standard(s) checked above.

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* 13. How has this candidate’s work in innovative technology positively impacted  teaching and learning in the classroom?

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* 14. Provide detailed information regarding how this candidate has been able to get buy in from students, teachers and/or school leaders in support of his/her leadership in this work.

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* 15. Provide details regarding how this candidate has, or plans to, sustain this innovative instructional technology work over time within the classroom and/or school environment.

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* 16. Provide details about how the individual is evaluating the impact of this work.  What does success look like and how do you know?

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* 17. Provide a link to supplemental digital documentation, if submitted, to help us keep track of it. This should be cloud-based and set as "anyone as the link can view."

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* 18. Optional:  Provide details about this applicant that you believe will be helpful that may not have been addressed through the above prompts.

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* 19. If awarded, we will bring students to the TELL Award Celebration on March 29, 2018.

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