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CUE Awards have long been a powerful way to recognize members who go above and beyond.

MEMBERS & AFFILIATES CAN NOMINATE GOLD DISK AND BOLD EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR!
AFFILIATE WINNERS — SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION FOR THE OVERALL CUE AWARD!

Affiliates, in early November, your local affiliate award winners will receive a link to submit their details to be eligible for the overall CUE award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Emerging Teacher of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Technology Innovator of the Year, or Affiliate Leader of the Year. CUE will work with the affiliate winner and/or submission writer to submit full submission to Judgify for awards committee review and judging. 

If you have suggestions for Making IT Happen, Legislator of the Year, Advocate of the Year, or Platinum Disk, please email awards@cue.org. These four awards are determined by the CUE Board, Awards Committee, and staff.

TIMELINE:

Sept. 18th to Nov 1, 2021: Gold Disk and BOLD award nominations are submitted to CUE by CUE Members.

Oct. 9th. to Nov 1, 2021: Affiliate award winner names are submitted to CUE. This includes Gold Disk and BOLD award
Nov. 5th, 2021: Awards nomination form opens — affiliate award winners may begin filling in their nomination details.
Dec. 1, 2021: Awards nomination form closes.
Feb. to Mar. 2022: Winners are announced and celebrated!

Administrator of the Year

Formerly Site Leader of the Year

Recognizes an administrator (principal, assistant principal, district/county office administrator) who has made a noteworthy contribution to promoting educational technology within his/her school/district/region. This award is presented to an administrator who demonstrated strong support for the belief that all students can excel academically, exceptional leadership in finding ways that technology benefits teaching and learning, a commitment to educational quality, student achievement, and commitment to professional growth, and creativity and innovation in building a learning environment that promotes ongoing risk-taking and exploration.

Affiliate winners will receive complimentary CUE 2022 Spring Conference registration

The overall CUE winner, chosen from among the affiliate winners, will receive complimentary CUE 2022 Spring Conference registration and an invitation to the awards ceremony at Spring CUE.

Affiliate Leader of the Year

Celebrates a CUE member’s contributions and service to their local affiliate. Affiliate Leaders have helped grow and strengthen their affiliate and affiliate programs. Affiliate Leaders have made a commitment to technology in learning and to CUE and its programs by serving at the affiliate level for a minimum of 3 years.

Award winner(s) will receive complimentary CUE 2022 Spring Conference registration and an invitation to the awards ceremony at Spring CUE.

Blended and Online Educator of the Year

Recognizes an educator who has made a noteworthy contribution to learning in an online or blended setting. Supporting and engaging all students is the key element of this award. Nominees must be currently teaching either in an online or blended setting with K-20 students.

The award winner will receive complimentary registration to the 2022 BOLD Conference in May and an invitation to the awards ceremony at Spring CUE 2022

Emerging Teacher of the Year

Recognizes a classroom teacher who is currently in the first 7 years of their teaching career and has already made a noteworthy contribution to educational technology in a classroom setting. Using technology to support a standards-based curriculum is a key element in this award.

Affiliate winners will receive complimentary CUE 2022 Spring Conference registration

The overall CUE winner, chosen from among the affiliate winners, will receive complimentary CUE 2022 Spring Conference registration and an invitation to the awards ceremony at Spring CUE.

Gold Disk

CUE’s oldest recognition program since 1983, a Gold Disk celebrates a CUE member’s contributions to technology in learning and well as his/her long-term commitment to CUE, its affiliates, and its programs by serving at the affiliate or state level for a minimum of 7 years.

Award winner(s) will receive complimentary CUE 2022 Spring Conference registration and an invitation to the awards ceremony at Spring CUE.

Outstanding Teacher of the Year

Recognizes a classroom teacher and CUE member who has made a noteworthy contribution to educational technology in a classroom setting. Creating a standards-based curriculum using technology is the key element in this award.

Affiliate winners will receive complimentary CUE 2022 Spring Conference registration

The overall CUE winner, chosen from among the affiliate winners, will receive complimentary CUE 2022 Spring Conference registration and an invitation to the awards ceremony at Spring CUE.

Technology Innovator of the Year

Formerly Technology Leader of the Year

Recognizes TOSAs, tech coaches, librarians, technologists, and educators who may work at schools, districts, or county offices for excellence in technology innovation. This award recognizes CUE members who have made noteworthy contributions toward promoting innovative programs and uses of educational technology in their schools, district, or county offices. Using technology to support a standards-based curriculum is a key element in this award, the application of which is on a broader scale than in a single classroom.

Affiliate winners will receive complimentary CUE 2022 Spring Conference registration.

The overall CUE winner, chosen from among the affiliate winners, will receive complimentary CUE 2022 Spring Conference registration and an invitation to the awards ceremony at Spring CUE.

Legislator of the Year & Advocate of the Year

Presented to members of the state and/or federal legislature or an individual who have made sustained and/or extraordinary efforts in promoting the educational use of technology to advance student achievement through the introduction of new legislation, the successful defense of funding, or the support of other education legislation that supports CUE’s mission and membership.

The award winner(s) will receive complimentary CUE 2022 Spring Conference registration and an invitation to the awards ceremony at Spring CUE.

This award is nominated by the Legislative Advocacy Committee and approved by the Board. To recommend a nominee, please email awards@cue.org. The deadline to submit nominee suggestions is November 1, 2021. Suggestions will be reviewed by the committee at its November meeting.

ISTE's Making IT Happen
Honors outstanding CUE educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage, and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students.

Award winner(s) will receive complimentary CUE 2022 Spring Conference registration, an invitation to the awards ceremony at Spring CUE., an ISTE Making IT Happen jacket.

This award is nominated by the CUE Board of Directors and staff and approved by the Board. To recommend a nominee, please email awards@cue.org. The deadline to submit nominee suggestions is November 1, 2021. Suggestions will be reviewed by the CUE Board at their winter meeting.

2022 ISTE MAKING IT HAPPEN CRITERIA

Platinum Disk

Presented to CUE members in recognition of significant ongoing contributions to the advancement of technology in education and an outstanding career-long commitment to CUE, its affiliates, and its mission.

Award winner(s) will receive complimentary CUE 2022 Spring Conference registration and an invitation to the awards ceremony at Spring CUE.

This award is nominated by the CUE Board of Directors and staff and approved by the Board. To recommend a nominee, please email awards@cue.org. The deadline to submit nominee suggestions is November 1, 2021. Suggestions will be reviewed by the CUE Board at their winter meeting.

THE PROCESS:

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Celebrate educators you know! Give shoutouts to ANY affiliate members – you aren’t limited to your own local folks!

💖The shoutouts are now closed and will be shared with our affiliates for their award decision process! 💖

twoShoutout names are passed on to the corresponding CUE affiliate for discussion & review. (Starting Sep. 21, 2021)

threeCUE affiliates select their award winners and notify CUE. (Sep-Nov. 1, 2021)

The educators selected by affiliates as their affiliate award winners are contacted to submit additional details for consideration as the overall CUE winner. (Nov 2021)

Awards submission form closes and scoring begins for the overall CUE award winners! (Dec. 1, 2021)

Affiliate Deadlines to Note: 

Nov. 1, 2021: Affiliates send their local winners to the CUE Awards Committee (Technology Innovator of the Year, Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Emerging Teacher of the Year, Administrator of the Year, and Affiliate Leader of the Year). CUE will notify your affiliate winners to complete the submission form by December 1st.

Feb.-Mar. 2022: All 2022 CUE award winners are announced!

And just because you deserve it…

CUE will share the shout-out submissions on CUE’s new podcast, CUE Cast. Find the episodes on CUE’s social media channels.  

We’re ready to answer any questions that come up! Reach out to us anytime!!

awards@cue.org

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