Award for Excellence in Teacher Education
Denise Schmidt-Crawford, associate professor and director, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
The Award for Excellence in Teacher Education honors an outstanding teacher educator who advances the field, demonstrates vision and innovation, and improves learning and teaching.
Librarians Network Primary and Secondary Awards
Primary Award: Jenny Lussier, teacher-librarian, John Lyman Elementary, Middlefield, CT
Secondary Award: Jenn Hanson, director of library services, Worcester Academy, Worcester, MA
The Librarians Network Primary and Secondary Awards recognize school librarians who exemplify the qualities of positive technology leadership and innovation in the school and community. Awardees should demonstrate an ability to serve as a leader in technology integration and as a collaborative partner with classroom teachers to provide students with valuable learning experiences that incorporate technology.
Games and Simulations Excellence Award
Sherry Jones, game design and psychology instructor, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Lakewood, CO
The Games and Simulations Network Excellence Award recognizes an active network member who has displayed servant leadership and advocacy in advancing the use of games and simulations in education.
Innovation in Online Global Collaboration
This award is open to educators at all levels of K-12 as well as college/university and higher education. This award recognizes innovation in the design and implementation of online global collaboration for learning. Global collaboration broadly refers to geographically dispersed educators, classrooms, schools and other learning environments that use online technologies to learn with others beyond their immediate environment in order to support curricular objectives, intercultural understandings, critical thinking, personal and social capabilities and ICT capabilities.
Inclusive Learning Network Outstanding Educator Award
Luis Perez, inclusive learning evangelist, independent consultant, Saint Petersburg, FL
The Inclusive Learning Network Outstanding Educator Award honors an individual who exemplifies the vision and mission of the Inclusive Learning Network. Nominations will be considered from individuals working in various educational settings, including but not limited to PK-12, higher education, nonprofit and industry.
Online Learning Network Award
Torrey Trust, assistant professor of learning technology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
The Online Learning Network Award recognizes teachers, educators and/or education leaders who use online learning to engage learners in K-12 and Higher Ed by incorporating innovative learning opportunities.
Technology Coordinators Network Award for Exemplary Leadership
The Technology Coordinators Network Award for Exemplary Leadership recognizes a technology coordinator who establishes the essential conditions necessary for teachers and students to leverage technology to enhance learning.
Digital Storytelling Creativity Leadership Award
Julie Jaeger, K-5 gifted education teacher, Minot Public Schools, Minot, ND
The Digital Storytelling Creativity Leadership Award recognizes and showcases a Digital Storytelling Network member's contributions to the creativity inspired through digital storytelling.
Digital Equity Award
Cicely Day, teacher, Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, CA
This award recognizes an exceptional educator or leader who is paving the way for connected learning, with a focus on work with underrepresented populations.