Application for Distinguished Teachers and Leaders

Award Description (Due Jan. 31, 2023)
This award will be presented to school district or building leaders and teachers who have been instrumental in moving innovative and effective technology forward in his/her/their school or district. This individual is passionate about educational technology and has inspired effective initiatives that have fueled innovative change in his/her/their district.

Application Criteria
Applications should provide sufficient evidence and detail to demonstrate innovation in instructional technology and a shift in classroom practice fueled by technology. 
 
Supplemental digital materials may be submitted if they are aligned in support of the work described in the application and will contribute to the reviewers' understanding of the work. Examples of supplemental materials may include: websites, video/audio clips and data. Supplemental material should be cloud-based and set as "anyone with the link can view."
 
Award recipients must be available to attend the Celebration of Teaching and Learning TELL Award event on March 23 at the Edith Macy Conference Center in Briarcliff Manor, New York. This will be an evening dinner event (4pm-7pm) and will include a keynote speaker prior to the award ceremony, facilitated by LHRIC staff members. Recipients will be asked to assist LHRIC staff with a brief biography for the official program, and should plan on a short "acceptance speech" (between one and three minutes in length) during the ceremony.

The application deadline is January 31, 2023, and award recipients will be notified around February 15, 2023. For questions, contact Mary Lynn Collins (mcollins@lhric.org) or Leslie Accardo (laccardo@lhric.org).

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* 1. Indicate if this candidate should be considered for "Outstanding Leader" or "Outstanding Teacher." (Please select only one option. You are welcomed to nominate as many colleagues as you would like using separate entries.)

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* 2. Candidate's Name:

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* 3. Candidate’s Title/Position:

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* 4. Candidate’s Phone Number:

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* 5. Candidate’s Email Address:

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* 6. Candidate's School District:

If you are NOMINATING SOMEONE, please continue to question #7 below.

If this is a SELF NOMINATION, please skip to question #11 below - thanks!

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* 7. Nominator's Name (person submitting application):

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* 8. Nominator's Title/Position:

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* 9. Nominator's Phone Number:

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* 10. Nominator's Email Address:

Please note that the following text boxes each 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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* 11. Summarize what this candidate has accomplished that makes  
them eligible for this award.

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* 12. Provide detailed information regarding how this candidate has engaged
teachers and/or school leaders in support of their innovative practices.

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* 13. How has this candidate’s work in innovative technology positively impacted teaching and learning for all students in their classroom and/or the school community? 

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* 14. Provide details regarding how this candidate has, or plans to, sustain this innovative work over time within the school, district and/or community.

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* 15. Share any supplemental supporting evidence to be considered with the application (this should  
be cloud-based and set as "anyone as the link can view").

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* 16. What else should we know about this candidate that you believe will be helpful that may not have been addressed through the above prompts?

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