Vita-Learn's "ISTE Making IT Happen" Award
Making IT Happen is an internationally recognized awards program for educators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools. It identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation.
2011 Tim Comolli, Lauren Parren
2012 David Davidson, Josh Seamon
2013 Arlyn Bruccoli, John Minelli
2014 Kelly Ahlfed, Amy Truchon
2015 Bonnie Birdsall, Dan French
2016 John Minelli
2017 Karen McCalla, Steve Webster
2018 Lisa Barry, Clarena Renfrow
2019 Charlie MacFadyen
ISTE and ISTE’s affiliates have presented this award to nearly 500 worthy leaders since the program began. The award recognizes people who demonstrate extraordinary leadership, courage, innovation, and persistence in improving learning opportunities for students. Recipients of the awards are educators who:
Apply available technology now
Move forward and don’t look back
See students as real people
Teach through relationships, inspiring, encouraging, nurturing
Recognize that further change is necessary but understand that it is a process
Realize that teacher empowerment is the key element in technology integration
Motivate through awareness and access to information
Winners receive an award jacket, an award certificate, a one-year membership in ISTE, and a standing invitation to the Making IT Happen reception at every ISTE conference.
Your name and email will not be shared publicly, and they will be used only to contact you in the event that we need additional information about the nominee. The nominee's email address will only be used to contact the individual if they win the award. All other information will be share with the membership in support of the nominee on the ballot.
Your Nominee's Name
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Your Nominee's role (Teacher, Technology Coordinator, etc.)
Please share why you believe that this individual deserves this recognition. We will share this with the membership on the ballot, so please provide enough information to inform members who may not know this individual.
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