Integrative Technology Educator Award (ITE)- $1000 Award

Overview and Information
The Integrative Technology and Engineering Educator Award will honor several New Jersey Technology and Engineering Education Teachers for outstanding dedication, innovation and technology and engineering integration into their 21st century classroom. This award recognizes extraordinary contributions and performance by educators with an unrestricted cash award of $1,000 to each honoree.

Objectives
This program has been created to:
1. Recognize educators who have demonstrated outstanding contributions and performance in the field of Technology Education.
2. Highlight the importance of iSTEM teaching practices in the 21st century classroom.
3. Increase participation in the organization to expose technology and engineering teachers to most current best practices.

Eligibility
To be eligible for consideration for the award, a technology or engineering educator must:
1. Demonstrate leadership and innovative practice in their content area.
2. Be employed as a teacher or subject area supervisor, at the time of application, in a position related to Technology Education grades K-12.
3. Be a current member of the New Jersey Technology & Engineering Educators Association.
4. Must not be on the NJTEEA executive board.

Recipient Pledge
Upon acceptance of the award, the recipient agrees to:
1. Serve on the award selection committee the year following their receipt of the award.
2. Deliver a presentation at the NJTEEA Annual Conference regarding their described practice in the year following their receipt of the award.
3. Deliver a presentation at one professional conference other than the NJTEEA Annual Conference within two years following the receipt of the award.

    Member Information

    Please provide accurate information to be considered for this award.
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    Abstract

    To be considered for the 2018 awards selection process, applicants must submit answers to the following questions. Answers may be no longer than 300 words.
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    Sample Lesson Plan

    To be considered for this award, you are required to submit a lesson plan that adheres to the following criteria: 1. Demonstrates clear understanding of the importance of technology and engineering integration into the 21st Century Classroom. 2. Incorporates best teaching practices such as but not limited to: *Differentiation *Small Group instruction *Interdisciplinary Topics of Study *Brain-Based Learning *Work Place Readiness *Active and Engaging Lesson Planning *Clear and Concise Objectives *Content Expertise 3.Highlighted STEM Teaching Practices 4. Innovative Curricular Design
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    YouTube Link

    Please provide a multimedia presentation posted to a public forum (can be set to private), such as youtube.com that shows student work, details the lesson through completion and provides additional insight into educator teaching style. Please note that we are solely accepting digital submissions. Digital devices may not be mailed in as a part of this process.
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    Resume

    NJTEEA prides itself in the achievement of strong professionalism through the recognition of excellence of our members. Please note that the information listed below can aid in the application process by allowing the awards committee to evaluate your professional reach. Please only include information that indicates your professional reputation.
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    Reference 1

    Please provide the name of a reference that we may call/email should you be a finalist in the award process. Please be sure to notify this person that they could be contacted on your behalf. This person should be a professional colleague, supervisor, district leader or fellow NJTEEA member.
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    Reference 2

    Please provide the name of a reference that we may call/email should you be a finalist in the award process. Please be sure to notify this person that they could be contacted on your behalf. THIS REFERENCE MUST BE A SUPERVISOR, PRINCIPAL or DISTRICT LEADER.
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    Recipient Pledge

    Upon acceptance of the grant, the recipient agrees to deliver a presentation at the NJTEEA Annual Conference and/or at an Area Workshop regarding their described activity within two (2) years following the receipt of the grant. By signing below I agree to all the specified terms and conditions pertaining to the Innovative STEM Project Grant. I have read the Grant Overview and Information sheet and I agree to the terms of the “Recipient Pledge.” I have personally created all materials that I am submitting with this application and knowingly release the rights of these materials to NJTEEA for use in publications and for any and all other professional purposes. All information submitted in this application is true and accurate.
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