ISTE is proud to honor exceptional educators who advance the field, demonstrate vision and innovation,
and expand student horizons. Nominate yourself or a colleague before March 1, 2012, and showcase
the work of your district, classroom, or work team.
Award winners receive various forms of recognition, complimentary
ISTE standard membership, and travel stipends to ISTE 2012.
Outstanding Leader of the Year Award
This award recognizes one leader who has shown
leadership and dedication in improving education
through the effective use of technology.
Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award
This award recognizes one teacher who
demonstrates outstanding achievement in
implementing technology to improve learning.
SIGMS Technology Innovation Award
This award recognizes two teams of a
school librarian and collaborating teacher
who have conducted an exemplary
technology program extending beyond the
library to meet the needs of students and
teachers. Awards will be given to a team
from a primary and secondary school.
Outstanding Young Educator Award
This award recognizes an outstanding young
educator (under the age of 35) and a cohort
of Emerging Leaders who demonstrate vision,
innovation, action, and transformation using
technology to improve teaching and learning.
SIGOL Online Learning Award
This award recognizes creative teachers
for their use of telecommunication networks
to provide innovative learning opportunities
Kay L. Bitter Vision Award
This award recognizes a PK– 2 educator who
has demonstrated vision and creativity in a
project or program that effectively integrates
technology in the classroom and/or school.
SIGTE Research Paper Award
This award, from the Special Interest
Group for Teacher Educators, recognizes
excellence in research in the area of
technology and teacher education.
Sylvia Charp Award for District
Innovation in Technology Award
This award, given jointly by ISTE and
T.H.E. Journal, recognizes a U.S. school
district that has shown effectiveness
and innovation in the application of
Public Policy Advocate of the Year Award
This award recognizes a leader and mentor
in advocating for education technology policy
at the local, state, regional, national, and/or
2011 Sylvia Charp Award for
District Innovation in Technology
Vail Unified School District,
Vail, AZ, USA
“The Emerging Leader Award was fantastic for me, because
it opened me up to a larger
network of educators I can
lean on, learn from, and
discuss things with. I highly
recommend that educators
either nominate themselves
or have one of their colleagues
nominate them. I am truly
grateful for this honor from
ISTE. It’s definitely made an
impact on my district and
on me as an individual and
professional.” —Andy Crozier,
ISTE Emerging Leader 2010
To learn more, visit iste.org/awards.