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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 at 11:59 p.m. PST 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. 

Filename Conventions:
Awardname_Lastname_Filename.xxx 
(For example: "Golddisk_Goodson_Resume.doc" or "Platinum_Wagner_headshot.jpg")


Outstanding Emerging Teacher | Past Recipients

The 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. NOTE: a teacher that has worked part-time during these first 7 years counts any year in which they worked with students in the classroom for any appointment 50% or greater. If a nominee served 49% or less, the year doesn’t count. Partial years would be divided in the same way. Half or more counts, less does not. Regardless of the above, no teacher that has been working (part time or full time) more than 10 years shall be considered. 

Using technology to support standards-based curriculum is the key element in this award. Nominees must be current 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. Formal 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 formal 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 (including their professional affiliation and title).
  5. A current CV or resume.
  6. A 300 dpi head shot (maximum 2MB). This should be a business-appropriate head shot or portrait. While it does not need to be professionally photographed, please do not submit informal, candid, or “selfie” head shots.

NOMINATORS must be logged in as CUE Members

NOMINATE | 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 can 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:

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

 

 Required Nomination Materials:

  1. 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.
  2. Formal Letter of Support (1) — Must be from a teacher who has worked with the nominee.  Please state this relationship explicitly in the first paragraph.
  3. Formal Letter of Support (1) – Additional letter of support from a colleague (e.g., principal, superintendent, supervisor).
  4. Nominee’s Resume.
  5. A 300 dpi head shot (maximum 2MB) - This should be a business-appropriate head shot or portrait. While it does not need to be professionally photographed, please do not submit informal, candid or “selfie” head shots.



NOMINATORS must be logged in as CUE Members

NOMINATE | 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:

Nominations for this category can be submitted by CUE members (all categories), CUE affiliates, CUE Learning Networks, 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, Learning Networks, 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 head shot (maximum 2MB) - This should be a business-appropriate head shot or portrait. While it does not need to be professionally photographed, please do not submit informal, candid or “selfie” head shots.

 

NOMINATORS must be logged in as a CUE Member

NOMINATE | 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:

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

 

Required Nomination Materials:

  1. One to two-page statement detailing the contributions of the nominee to CUE, its affiliates, Learning Networks, 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 head shot (maximum 2MB) - This should be a business-appropriate head shot or portrait. While it does not need to be professionally photographed, please do not submit informal, candid or “selfie” head shots.

 

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

NOMINATE | view rubric


Technology in Learning Leadership (TILL) | past recipients

The deadline to submit nominees to your local CUE Affiliate is November 15, 2014.

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:

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. Formal letters of support (2).
  3. A 300 dpi head shot (maximum 2MB) - This should be a business-appropriate head shot or portrait. While it does not need to be professionally photographed, please do not submit informal, candid or “selfie” head shots.

 

Awards:
  1. CUE Affiliate Winner
    Complimentary CUE Annual Conference registration
  2. CUE State Winner
    Complimentary CUE Annual 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 November 15, 2014.


NOMINATORS must be an official CUE Affiliate Representative

NOMINATE | view rubric


Outstanding Teacher | past recipients

The deadline to submit nominees to your local CUE Affiliate is November 15, 2014.

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:

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. Two formal Letters of Support (e.g., principal, superintendent, professional colleague)
  3. A current CV or resume.
  4. A 300 dpi head shot (maximum 2MB) - This should be a business-appropriate head shot or portrait. While it does not need to be professionally photographed, please do not submit informal, candid or “selfie” head shots.

 

Awards:
  1. CUE Affiliate Winner
    Complimentary CUE Annual Conference registration
  2. CUE State Winner
    Complimentary CUE Annual 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 November 15, 2014.


NOMINATORS must be an official CUE Affiliate Representative

NOMINATE | 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

NOMINATE | 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, CA.

 

NOMINATORS must be Past CUE MIH Winners or CUE Board Members

NOMINATE | more info