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The 2015 nominations deadline is December 11, 2014 
 

Past Award Recipients

CUE is proud to recognize and support its members and friends for their endeavors in support of CUE's mission.

Information about the LeRoy Finkel Fellowship

The Fellowship deadline is Dec. 11, 2014.


Submitting Nominations
All nomination forms and requested materials must be RECEIVED BY December 11, 2014 via online form.
IMPORTANT NOTE on filename conventions. For ALL nominations' supporting files, please use the naming convention below. Supporting documents not using this naming convention may not be reviewed by the committee. 
Awardname_Lastname_Filename.xxx 
(For example: "Golddisk_Goodson_Resume.doc" or "Platinum_Wagner_headshot.jpg")
View All Awards Rubrics (PDF)

Outstanding Emerging Teacher | Past Recipients
The Computer-Using Educator (CUE) Outstanding Emerging Teacher award recognizes a classroom teacher who in the first 7 years of their teaching career has already made a noteworthy contribution to educational technology in a classroom setting. Using technology to support standards-based curriculum is the key element in this award.  Nominees must be classroom teachers and CUE members in good standing. 

Award winner will become CUE's nominee for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Outstanding Young Educator Award, unless ineligible as per ISTE's requirements.

Required Nomination Materials:
  1. Letter of support from principal or direct supervisor including how many years the candidate has been teaching (no more than 7 years).
  2. Two additional letters of support from colleagues or other supervisors
  3. Responses from nominee to the following three questions:

    • Please describe how you model an understanding of the social, ethical, and legal issues and responsibilities related to our evolving digital culture and how you use this understanding to positively affect your students and/or team members. (Limited to 500 words.)
    • Please describe how you use the principles and ideals of the NETS to develop and facilitate authentic learning opportunities in your work. Provide specific examples of projects, lesson plans, or outcomes. (Limited to 500 words.)
    • What methods or resources do you use to continuously improve your professional practice? What impact does this have on your school or professional community? (Limited to 500 words.)
  4. An additional (optional) letter of support from a colleague.
  5. A current CV or resume.
  6. A 300 dpi headshot. (maximum 2MB).

NOTE: the selected nominee would need to submit a 500 word bio to CUE by the end of February.

NOMINATORS must be logged in as CUE Members | view rubric

Site Leader of the Year Award | past recipients

The Site Leader of the Year Award recognizes a school site principal or assistant principal (or equivalent) who has made a noteworthy contribution to promoting educational technology within his/her school.  Recipients must demonstrate the following:
•    Strong support for the belief that all students will excel academically
•    Exceptional leadership in finding ways that technology benefits teaching and learning
•    Building staff morale or the learning environment
•    A commitment to educational quality and student achievement
•    A commitment to professional growth
•    Creativity and innovation in dealing with issues and problems facing education.

Nominations for this category can be submitted by CUE members (all categories), CUE affiliates, SIGs, CUE Committees, the Board of Directors, and staff members.

  Required Nomination Materials:

  • Two-page overview of the nominee’s noteworthy contributions to promoting educational technology within his/her school on an ongoing basis.  Please refer to criteria for selection on attached page.
  • Letters of Support (1) — must be from a teacher who has worked with the nominee.  Please state this relationship explicitly in the first paragraph.
  • Letter of Support (1) – Additional letter of support.
  • Nominee’s Resume.
  • A 300 dpi headshot (maximum 2MB).

NOTE: the selected nominee would need to submit a 500 word bio to CUE by the end of February.



NOMINATORS must be logged in as CUE Members | view rubric


Gold Disk Award | past recipients

The Gold Disk is CUE's oldest recognition program. The first Gold Disk was awarded in 1983 and since that time many members of the organization have received this honor. A Gold Disk is recognition of the recipient's contributions to CUE and to technology in learning. CUE members who have made a significant long-term commitment to CUE and its programs can be nominated to receive the Gold Disk. Gold Disks are intended to celebrate member contributions of time and talent to CUE.

Nominations for this category can be submitted by CUE members (all categories), CUE affiliates, SIGs, CUE Committees, the Board of Directors, and staff members.

Required Nomination Materials:
  1. A one to two-page statement detailing the contributions of the nominee to CUE, its affiliates, SIGs, and/or to educational technology. Please make note of the number of years the nominee has been a part of CUE, offices the nominee has held as a member and special accomplishments.
  2. Include a resume.
  3. A 300 dpi headshot (maximum 2MB).

NOMINATORS must be logged in as a CUE Member | view rubric


Platinum Disk Award | past recipients

CUE's Platinum Disks are presented to members of the educational technology community who have made significant ongoing contributions to the advancement of technology in education. CUE members (and others in extraordinary circumstances) who have made an outstanding and continuing contribution to CUE and to accomplishing its mission and goals can be nominated to receive the Platinum Disk. Platinum Disks are awarded rarely and in recognition of career-long contributions to educational technology and CUE, its affiliates and mission. Typical Platinum Disk winners have already received a Gold Disk.

Nominations for this category can be submitted by Board of Directors and staff members of CUE, Inc. only.

Required Nomination Materials:

  1. One to two-page statement detailing the contributions of the nominee to CUE, its affiliates, SIGs, and/or to educational technology. Please make note of the number of years the nominee has been a part of CUE, offices the nominee has held as a member and special accomplishments.
  2. Include a resume.
  3. A 300 dpi headshot (maximum 2MB).

NOMINATORS must be logged in as a CUE Board or Staff Member | view rubric


Technology in Learning Leadership (TILL) | past recipients
NOTE: Deadline to submit nominees to your local CUE Affiliate: Nov. 15.

Technology in Learning Leadership Awards recognize local, state and national leaders in educational technology. Members of the broader educational technology community (not necessarily members of CUE) are eligible for recognition in this category for their contributions to advancing the mission of the organization.

Nominations for this category are submitted through each local CUE affiliate. Unless ineligible, award winner will become CUE's nominee for the ISTE Technology In Learning Award.

Required Nomination Materials:
  1. Two-page overview of the nominee's leadership contributions addressing the use of educational technology on an ongoing basis.
  2. Letters of Support (2)
  3. A 300 dpi headshot (maximum 2MB).

NOTE: the selected nominee would need to submit a 500 word bio to CUE by the end of February.

Awards:
  1. CUE Affiliate Winner
    Complimentary CUE conference registration
  2. CUE State Winner
    Complimentary CUE conference registration
    Individual plaque
    Name added to perpetual plaque in CUE's Hall Of Fame.

 

CUE Members: Submit downloadable nomination form to your local CUE Affiliate by Nov. 15


NOMINATORS must be an official CUE Affiliate Representative | view rubric


Outstanding Teacher | past recipients
NOTE: Deadline to submit nominees to your local CUE Affiliate: Nov. 15.

The Outstanding Teacher Award recognizes a classroom teacher who has made a noteworthy contribution to educational technology in a classroom setting. Creating standards-based curriculum using technology is the key element in this award. Nominees must be classroom teachers and CUE members in good standing.

Nominations for this category are submitted through each local CUE affiliate. Unless ineligible, award winner will become CUE's nominee for the ISTE Outstanding Teacher Award.

Required Nomination Materials:
  1. Two-page overview of the nominee's contributions to educational technology in a classroom setting and how the nominee uses technology to support standards-based curriculum on an ongoing basis.
  2. Letters of Support (2)
  3. A current CV or resume.
  4. A 300 dpi headshot (maximum 2MB).

NOTE: the selected nominee would need to submit a 500 word bio to CUE by the end of February.

Awards:
  1. CUE Affiliate Winner
    Complimentary CUE conference registration
  2. CUE State Winner
    Complimentary CUE conference registration
    Individual plaque
    Name added to perpetual plaque in CUE's Hall Of Fame.

 

CUE Members: Submit downloadable nomination form to your local CUE Affiliate by Nov. 15


NOMINATORS must be an official CUE Affiliate Representative | view rubric


Legislative Advocacy Award | past recipients

The Legislative Advocacy Award is presented to any combination of members of the state and/or federal legislature and their staffs or persons selected who have made sustained and/or extraordinary efforts in promoting the educational use of technology to advance student achievement through legislation. This could include new legislation; the successful defense of funding or other legislation related to education that supports CUE's mission and membership.

 

NOMINATOR must be logged in as the CUE Legislative Advocacy Committee Chair | view rubric


ISTE's Making IT Happen Award | past recipients

Making IT Happen is an internationally recognized awards program for educators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools. The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation.


Award winners are chosen by the awarding organization, in this case, CUE. CUE presents this award annually at its  Conference in Palm Springs.

 

NOMINATORS must be Past CUE MIH Winners or CUE Board Members | more info