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ISTE awards
The annual ISTE awards recognize exceptional educators and leaders who are paving the way for connected learning. We seek those whose exemplary work provides a model for teaching, learning and leading in the digital age.

The 2014 award winners will be announced at the ISTE Conference and Expo. 
Award categories

Outstanding Leader Award

For educators whose leadership advances the transformation of education through technology

Outstanding Teacher Award

For classroom teachers who apply technology to engage and empower students

Outstanding Young Educator Award

For educators 35 years or younger who transform learning through the visionary use of technology

Sylvia Charp Award for District Innovation

For the innovative application of technology across a school system

Public Policy Advocate Award

For individuals who champion ed tech policy at the local, state, regional, national or global level

Kay L. Bitter Vision Award

For individuals who integrate technology with vision and creativity in a PK–2 classroom

SIGLIB (SIGMS) Technology Innovation - Primary

For a school librarian and collaborating teacher from a primary school (K-5) who conduct an exemplary technology program extending beyond the library

SIGLIB (SIGMS) Technology Innovation - Secondary

For a school librarian and collaborating teacher from a secondary school (6-12) who conduct an exemplary technology program extending beyond the library

SIGOL Online Learning Award

For use of online learning networks to provide connected learning opportunities for students

SIGTE Award for Excellence in Teacher Education

For outstanding research in technology and teacher education

President's Volunteer Service Award*

For individuals who demonstrate commitment and inspire others to volunteer

Making IT Happen Award*

For visionary educators and leaders who cultivate connected, empowered learners

*Nominations for this award are not reviewed by a judging panel. Visit the award page to view nomination requirements.
Award benefits

All award winners receive:

  • Recognition at ISTE's conference and expo
  • Complimentary registration for the ISTE conference
  • A one-year standard ISTE membership
  • Recognition in ISTE publications, in press releases provided to local media and on the iste.org website
  • An engraved plaque acknowledging the recipient's outstanding achievement
  • Additional prizes and cash awards

Together, let’s lift up those who are transforming education!

Awardee perspective

"I'm really honored to be ISTE's Outstanding Young Educator. ISTE represents a very forward-thinking organization that is always striving to move their members forward. Not only do I get to do a lot of work with technology in my classroom, but bringing my students' work into the community and publishing to the world is really exciting."

 —Caroline Haebig
2012 Outstanding Young Educator