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Outstanding Leader of the Year

Award to Honor a Utah Individual for
Utilizing Technology to Enhance Education

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Utah Coalition for Educational Technology (UCET)

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Award to an outstanding Utah individual for implementation of technology to enhance education. The award is intended to recognize and honor a principal, school or district technology staff member, superintendent, technology trainer, or any individual (with the exception of a PK-12 classroom teacher) who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and achievement in educational technology.

Nominees should reflect the mission and purpose of the Utah Coalition for Educational Technology:

(1) To promote the cooperative development and effective use of information technology in Utah's educational institutions.
(2) To provide a forum for the exchange of information on technology by holding conferences, meetings, and workshops, and publishing a newsletter.
(3) To bring together any and all parties interested in the use of technology in education for the purpose of representing their varied interests to each other and to the public.

Selection Criteria:

- The nominee's work has had a significant positive impact on technology use in the nominee's educational community, whether locally, regionally, statewide, nationally or worldwide.
- The nominee has made efforts to involve the community and business/legislative institutions through partnerships and collaboration in the initiative or program to support and fund the use of ICT and digital resources.
- The nominee has demonstrated his or her ability to develop a systemic plan aligned with shared vision for school effectiveness and student learning through the infusion of ICT and digital resources.
- The nominee continuously improves his or her professional practice through the promotion of technology-related professional learning plans and opportunities, and exhibits leadership in his or her school and/or professional community by engaging in an ongoing process to develop, implement and communicate plans for the effective use of digital tools and resources.
- The quality of education and/or work experience has been significantly advanced in the nominee's workplace as a result of the nominee's efforts.
- The nominee has contributed to the profession by presenting at professional conferences, seminars, and/or workshops or by publishing articles in print or through electronic media.
- The nominee's work reflects the mission and purpose of UCET.
- The nominee will represent UCET well in all forums.

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GrantWatch ID#: 178649

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominees can be a principal, superintendent, school or district technology staff, regional technology trainer, etc. The one stipulation is that the nominee is not a PK-12 classroom teacher. They may have a teaching certificate; however, their current position is not as a classroom teacher.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations for all UCET awards close on January 18, 2019. All award winners will be announced during Day 1 at the opening session of the UCET Conference.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To submit the online Award Nomination Form:

Regina Prickett

PO Box 2285
8850 S 700 E
Sandy, UT 84070

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Utah