ISTE 2017 Prize: it's time to submit nominations!

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) will award 6 prizes related to the promotion of ICT in education. Will you be one of them?

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The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) will award 6 prizes related to the promotion of ICT in education. Will you be one of them?

Do you know a teacher who integrates ICT in an original way in his teaching? Has your school or school board set up innovative digital education projects? Do you admire an activist committed to educational technology policies? Submit an application!

TheInternational Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is an organization dedicated to the promotion of technology in education. Its mission is to promote winning practices, arouse interest in technological educational tools and create networking and exchange opportunities with users.

The organization recently launched an appeal to receive nominations for its annual awards. These prizes aim to highlight the contribution of players in the education sector who have distinguished themselves by using, integrating or valuing ICT.


Six award categories

  • The award for outstanding leadership

It is aimed at non-teaching staff, such as a school principal, who have shown leadership in the integration of educational technology.

  • The award for the outstanding teacher

This award is intended for a teacher who has demonstrated his passion for ICT by integrating it into his teaching practices and whose results have been positive.

  • The Outstanding Young Teacher Award

This will be given to a teacher aged 35 and under who makes original and visionary use of ICT and whose practices are likely to innovate and improve the teaching environment.

  • The price of advocacy for ICT in education

With this award, the organization wishes to highlight the contribution of a person who campaigns for the adoption, development and revision of policies relating to educational technologies.

  • The award for districts and school organizations

School boards, school organizations or various educational groups that have demonstrated an innovative spirit and efficiency in the integration of ICTs are eligible for this category.

  • The Kay Prize. L. Bitter for early childhood

This award is intended for early childhood teachers (from preschool to 2e year) who make significant and relevant use of educational technology.


Canadian recipients

In recent years, Canadians have won awards in different categories. For example, in 2014, the Outstanding Teacher Award went to Linda Dyck, a teacher from Surrey, British Columbia. In 2010, the Outstanding Leadership Award went to Dean Shareski of Saskatchewan.


Award ceremony in San Antonio in May 2017

Recipients will be invited to San Antonio, Texas in May 2017 to receive their award. Those interested in submitting an application have until February 28, 2017 to do so. It is possible to apply yourself or to propose that of another person or an organization. All guidelines for submitting an application are available on the association's website.

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About the Author

Dominic Leblanc
Dominic leblanc
A graduate in sociology, Dominic Leblanc is an educational advisor in the Programs and Educational Development Department of the Cégep régional de Lanaudière in L'Assomption.

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