Nominations for 2018 are open.
Do you know someone in your backyard that’s an innovative educator? Someone who deserves recognition for thinking creatively with regards to using technology in instruction?
Our aim is to highlight and recognize innovative educational practices—especially those that champion the smart integration of technology. This article from Edutopia may help you consider innovation in education and how your candidate works to make "significant positive change."
Entries will be reviewed by the Awards Committee, made up of board members of the Society and previous award winners.
Nominations will remain open through early September. Nominees will have until early October to provide supporting evidence to the awards committee and decisions will be made by October 15, 2018. Award winners will be recognized during the opening general session at the annual conference. They are also provided with a complimentary conference registration and hotel accommodations for the annual conference. This year's conference will be held December 2 - 4, 2018, in Virginia Beach.
Nominees must be members of VSTE, and can be from schools both public and private, can be advocates for education, and faculty and staff of higher education institutions.
Winners are announced in mid-October and receive a complimentary registration and hotel accommodations for the annual conference in Roanoke where they will be recognized for their achievement.
Thank you for your time and consideration with a nomination!
The VSTE Innovative Educator of the Year award is intended to recognize innovative teaching practices. Nominations are open to VSTE members and are open to any position that supports innovation in education. Entries will be reviewed by a team made up of both VSTE members (who are not eligible to run) and VSTE board members. Nominations will be accepted for a minimum period of one month. Winners will be announced at least one month prior to the annual conference, and VSTE will showcase the Innovative Educator of the Year recipients at VSTE’s annual conference. Award recipients will be featured in VSTE publications, web sites, and in press releases provided to local media.
Josh Ajima, Loudoun County Public Schools
Matt Caratachea, Henrico County Public Schools
Kim Harrison, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Dr. Teresa Coffman, University of Mary Washington
William Berry, Henrico County Public Schools
Monica Kissel, Loudoun County Public Schools
Matt Dunleavy, Assistant Professor, Radford University
Adina Popa, Loudoun County Public Schools