Purpose This award recognizes exemplary personnel who work with one or more campuses in technology planning and curriculum integration. This may include, but is not limited to: instructional teacher technologists, technology specialists, technology trainers, and technology facilitators. This award was created to recognize the significant contribution these individuals make toward the successful use of technology on their campuses.
Eligibility The candidate for TCEA Instructional Technology Specialist of the Year shall hold a valid teacher certification (Texas). His/her primary job responsibility is facilitating instructional technology. Nominees must be members of TCEA. (Non-members may submit membership and dues at the time of entry). Previous nominees are eligible and encouraged to enter. Active TCEA board members are not eligible to receive this award.
Complete the online form. Nominees will be asked to provide links to or documents supporting evidence for some items.
As part of the online application, each nominee will be asked to provide information including:
Number of years in education
Awards, and honors
Additional information relating to this award
Each nominee must provide the names of three (3) professional references, one of which must be his or her immediate supervisor.
Three finalists will be chosen and must be able to attend the TCEA Convention & Exposition where the TCEA Instructional Technology Specialist of the Year will be announced.
The TCEA Instructional Technology Specialist of the Year shall receive an engraved plaque and $1,000 from TCEA. Two finalists will receive a plaque and $500. The TCEA Instructional Technology Specialist of the Year will be announced during a private awards ceremony at a keynote session at the TCEA Convention & Exposition. The three finalists will be notified by telephone prior to the state convention. Recognition of the winners will be posted to the TCEA website at www.tcea.org.
One award winner (other than Teacher of the Year) will be selected for entry in the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Outstanding Leader of the Year. For more information, please visit www.iste.org and click on Member Resources under Membership.
Applications must be submitted online on or before October 31, 2014.
Applicants will be disqualified if all information is not completed and submitted to TCEA by the deadline. A committee of TCEA board members and other educators will rate each application.