Awards – EdTechSA http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:26:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.7 EdTechSA Awards 2016 announced http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/2016/10/edtechsa-awards-2016-announced/ Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:11:24 +0000 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/?p=8665 EdTechSA Educator of the Year 2016

The EdTechSA Educator of the Year award recognises the importance of the work of South Australian teachers who are contributing to the use of ICTs in their schools.  This award focuses on recognising the efforts of classroom-based educators.

jackie-chambersIt is with great pleasure that we announce Jackie Chambers, Digital Technologies Lead Teacher, St Andrew’s School, Walkerville as EdTechSA Educator of the Year for 2016.

Jackie inspires educators to embed ICT and digital technology into engaging, purposeful classroom learning. Jackie has worked tirelessly to develop deep expertise in ICT and the new Digital Technology subject and combines this with well-grounded pedagogical content knowledge. Jackie is aspirational for young learners and their capacity to engage with digital technologies and she models the pedagogical approach and teaching strategies that create exciting, interactive learning that is aligned to the Australian Curriculum.

One of the most noteworthy things about Jackie is her generosity in sharing her skills and knowledge with other educators through workshops with EdTechSA, the Association of Independent Schools of South Australia and DECD. Jackie is open to answering all questions from educators who are keen to learn from her, and she has a gentle, respectful manner which invites conversation and genuine learning.

 

EdTechSA Leader of the Year 2016

The EdTechSA Leader of the Year Award recognises the importance of the work of South Australian educators who are significantly contributing to the use of ICT in Education.

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It is with great pleasure that we announce Kevin Richardson, Principal, Immanuel College, South Australia as EdTechSA Leader of the Year for 2016.

Kevin is a highly supportive member of the educational technology community, frequently hosting educational technology events, and innovative enterprises. He is generous with both his time and resources in supporting and inspiring the advancement of education across educational sectors and corporate partnerships. Kevin uses his extensive international network to bring people and ideas together and create new global networks.

Kevin’s reach extends beyond the educational technology community and reaches into core educational leadership in Australia. He has served diligently in national leadership roles in numerous executive leadership roles including on the the board of the Australian Council for Children and the Media as well as the Australian Council for Educational Leaders.

Kevin is a highly respected leader with demonstrated ability to influence the future positively with local, national, and global impact.

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EdTechSA Awards 2015 Announced! http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/2015/11/edtechsa-awards-2015-announced/ Sun, 01 Nov 2015 05:18:24 +0000 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/?p=7940
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EdTechSA Leader of the Year 2015

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The EdTechSA Leader of the Year Award recognises the importance of the work of South Australian educators who are significantly contributing to the use of ICT in Education. It is with great pleasure that I present Associate Professor, Katrina Falkner, Head of the School of Computing Science at Adelaide University, as EdTechSA Leader of the Year for 2015.

Katrina’s work in Computer Science Education is locally, nationally and internationally renowned, through her contribution of education research outcomes improving global understanding of how we teach Computer Science and in her work in supporting Australian teachers through the Computer Science Education Research (CSER) Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

Under Katrina’s leadership, the CSER Group at the University of Adelaide has developed free online professional development courses, with accompanying sustainable online communities. These ongoing courses, to date, have seen thousands of Australian educators enroll and participate in the online community.

Within the community, teachers can continue professional learning, acquire just-in-time support, share expertise and view up-to-date resources. In particular, the community-based model has been reported as extremely valuable by teachers in remote schools, who are usually at risk of being isolated during curriculum implementation. Katrina’s approach has been recognised and acknowledged by peers and stakeholders and associations.

Katrina regularly keynotes, presents and facilitates workshops at conferences, which included our EdTechSA 2015 state conference. Her influence extends from ACARA Directors Groups to Digital Technologies implementation meetings. Katrina also co-authored a highly relevant paper for the Federal Government’s ‘Coding across the Curriculum Project’.

Katrina Falkner is a most worthy recipient of EdTechSA’s 2015 Leader of the Year award. EdTechSA was honoured to endorse her nomination to the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE), as the 2016 National Leader of the Year. As we now all know, Katrina was named as the recipient of the ACCE/ACS National Leader of the Year for 2016 just a few weeks ago.

Congratulations to Katrina Falkner.

Katrina FalknerMaking IT Happen Award

EdTechSA has pleasure in announcing Associate Professor Katrina Falkner, from the University of Adelaide, as the Making IT Happen awardee for 2015.

This award is made by EdTechSA in conjunction with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) to acknowledge and honour the outstanding work of local educators who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students.

EdTechSA congratulates and thanks Katrina for her continuing outstanding work in supporting educators and students in our state.

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EdTechSA Leading Light Award 2016 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/2015/09/edtechsa-leading-light-award-2015/ Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:40:31 +0000 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/?p=7779 EdTechSA_Leading-Light-of-the-YearThe EdTechSA Leading Light award aims to recognise those within the EdTechSA community who provide inspiration to others in supporting the subject of IT and the use of ICT.
Candidates for the Award must be individual members of EdTechSA.

An EdTechSA leading light may be a teacher, pre-service teacher or technician, who has clearly made a valuable contribution to the IT / ICT community. However, they may not have had the opportunity to demonstrate their achievement of all of the selection criteria for the EdTechSA Educator of the Year or EdTechSA Leader of the Year awards.

Criteria for Selection

The candidate has demonstrated:

  • Significant positive impact on technology use in education in their local context.
  • Active contribution to the EdTechSA community in ways that are consistent with EdTechSA mission and purpose.

Closing date for applications is 6pm, Friday 30 September, 2016.

Click here to access the application form

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EdTechSA Educator of the Year 2016 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/2015/09/edtechsa-educator-of-the-year-2016/ Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:40:28 +0000 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/?p=7488 EdTechSA_Educator-of-the-YearThis award is intended to recognise the importance of the work of South Australian teachers who are contributing to the use of ICTs in their schools. Administrators in schools, district and regional personnel and people attached to offices of school systems also contribute to learning, schools and the professional computer education community. However, this award focuses on recognising the efforts of classroom-based educators. Nominees must be based in a school and considered a member of the teaching staff of that school.
Candidates for the Award must be individual members of EdTechSA.

Criteria for Selection

Candidates should submit an application that contains a brief curriculum vitae and a nomination statement which demonstrates that the applicant is respected as a leader and innovator both internal and external to their own institution. The evidence should be organised under the following headings:

  • Significant positive impact on technology use in education; locally, regionally, state wide, nationally, worldwide.
  • Efforts to involve the community in the initiative or program to facilitate partnerships with business and/or organisations to advance the use of technology in education.
  • Works tirelessly to genuinely improve the quality of education.
  • Integrates deliberate planning in an effort to improve education through the use of technology.
  • Education and/or work experience has been significantly advanced in the nominee’s workplace as a result of the nominee’s efforts.
  • Active member of professional organisations.
  • Contributed to the profession by presenting at professional conferences, seminars and/or workshops or publishing articles in print or through electronic media.
  • Work can be used as a model.
  • Will represent EdTechSA well in all forums.

Closing date for applications is Friday 30 September, 2016.

Click here to access the application form

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EdTechSA Leader of the Year 2016 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/2015/09/edtechsa-leader-of-the-year-2016/ Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:40:25 +0000 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/?p=7490 EdTechSA_Leader-of-the-YearThis award acknowledges the work of educational leaders and innovators who have made a significant contribution to the use of ICT in education.
Candidates for the Award must be individual members of EdTechSA.

Typically the recipient will be a leader / mentor / advisor to a school or broader educational community group. The award recognises significant advocacy, support and promotion of the use of ICT in education.  Applicants will have had a distinguished career and proven inspirational achievement. This may include their work in:

  • Achieving excellence in ICT in education innovation and development and work tirelessly to improve the quality of education
  • Assisting in the building of partnerships to advance the use of ICT in education (eg. school and community partnerships, school and industry partnerships)
  • Planning, developing and implementing programs to advance ICT in Education
  • Providing advocacy for ICT in Education to the extent that their work is used as a model for others
  • Serving as a catalyst for policy change and development in ICT in Education
  • Contributing to the work of EdTechSA and actively participating in this professional community
  • Nurturing and mentoring individuals, groups and/or associations to enhance the use of ICT in education
  • Conducting research and/or writing about ICT in education
  • Inspiring others to strive for excellence

 

Criteria for Selection

Candidates should submit an application that contains a brief curriculum vitae. In addition, they need to provide evidence which demonstrates that the applicant is respected as a leader and innovator to the benefit of ICT in education. The evidence should be organised under the following headings:

  • Significant positive impact on technology use in education; locally, regionally, state wide, nationally, worldwide.
  • Efforts to involve the community in the initiative or program to facilitate partnerships with business and/or organisations to advance the use of technology in education.
  • Works tirelessly to genuinely improve the quality of education.
  • Integrates deliberate planning in an effort to improve education through the use of technology.
  • Education and/or work experience has been significantly advanced in the nominee’s workplace as a result of the nominee’s efforts.
  • Active member of professional organisations.
  • Contributed to the profession by presenting at professional conferences, seminars and/or workshops or publishing articles in print or through electronic media.
  • Work can be used as a model.
  • Will represent EdTechSA well in all forums.

Closing date for applications is Friday 30 September, 2016.

Click here to access the EdTechSA Leader of the Year Scoring Rubric

Click here to access the application form

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EdTechSA Awards 2015 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/2015/09/edtechsa-awards-2015/ Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:40:18 +0000 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/?p=7486 awards

URGENT – Sorry for any inconvenience in submitting your application. The technical fault has now been rectified and we will be accepting applications until Monday 21 September, 2015, 6:00pm.

Now is the time to nominate for an EdTechSA award for 2015.

Every year EdTechSA has the pleasure of recognising educators across our state who have contributed to the leadership and implementation of best practice in learning with ICT across the curriculum, or about IT as a discipline.

Are you are seeking to extend your participation in a dynamic professional learning network for the benefit of your students?

One sure way to do both of these things would be to receive a EdTechSA award! As an award winner, your knowledge and skills will be recognised by a panel of respected peers and you will open up new professional networking and leadership opportunities.

EdTechSA has three awards to recognise the contribution of individual members to the advocacy of ICT in education. The three awards are:

EdTechSA Leader of the Year

EdTechSA Educator of the Year

EdTechSA Leading Light

Click on the links above to learn more about each of the awards.

RECOGNITION

Recipients of Awards:

  • receive $500 cheque for the Educator and Leader of the Year awards, and a framed certificate
  • are recognised on the EdTechSA web site Hall of Fame and invited to present at the next EdTechSA conference
  • may be nominated by the EdTechSA Committee as the SA candidate for the relevant ACCE award
  • may be nominated for the EdTechSA Leading Light award (at the discretion of the Management Committee)
  • may be nominated by the EdTechSA Committee for the ISTE Making IT Happen award (at the discretion of the Management Committee)

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for the awards candidates must be individual members of EdTechSA .

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Applications can be made online by clicking here, by 21 September, 6pm.

Submissions for any award is limited to a three page nomination statement which addresses the criteria for the relevant award, and a brief curriculum vitae.

Further supporting documentation can be provided in any media (if required).

SELECTION PROCESS

The selection committee for all awards will consist of a panel selected by the EdTechSA Executive Committee who will consider the submissions according to the criteria. The selection committee will not involve the EdTechSA representatives who are also applicants for the awards. The EdTechSA President or a nominee will chair the selection committee. Successful applicants may not necessarily fulfill all criteria for progress to the ACCE awards selection process.

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Inaugural Making IT Happen Award Winner http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/2015/03/inaugural-making-it-happen-award-winner/ Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:57:22 +0000 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/?p=7542 Sue_Urban

It is with great pleasure that we award Sue Urban with EdTechSA’s inaugural Making IT Happen Award. This award honors Sue as an outstanding educator and leader who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students. She now joins the elite educators from around the world who have received this very special international award.

Sue’s commitment to educational technology is long-standing and has been recognised by:

  • the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) who awarded her the Australian Outstanding Teacher Award in 2009, and
  • the CEGSA Educator of the Year in 2008

Over the past 20 years, Sue has demonstrated her capabilities as a respected IT teacher, school leader and exemplary classroom teacher. She has demonstrated her dedication to integrating technology into instructional programs to engage and motivate students and deliver grade-level and standards-based curriculum. Sue has skillfully developed curriculum for students of all year levels (R-12) across different sectors of schooling (State, Catholic and Independent education).

Sue is a strong advocate for the use of technology as a tool for 21st century learning. Her passion for IT and Gifted Education has led to innovative initiatives that have included the development of exciting curriculum for students, online professional development opportunities for teachers and relevant information programs for parents. She was President of the Gifted and Talented Children’s Association from 1999 to 2003 and in that role led the hosting of the World Conference in Gifted Education 2003.

Sue is currently joined the committee in 2001, she has provided strong support and leadership in diverse roles that have included publicity officer, conference organiser, awards committee convener and professional development provider. She has demonstrated a high level of expertise as Treasurer for both the EdTechSA and ACEC2014 committees.

EdTechSA is honoured to award Sue the first Making IT Happen Award.

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Jacqui Knipe – EdTechSA Educator of the Year 2014 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/2015/02/jacqui-knipe/ Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:17:06 +0000 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/?p=7536 jacqui knipe_2Jacqui joined the EdTechSA (formerly the Computers in Education Group of South Australia – CEGSA) Management Committee in 2006 and has been an active member of this professional association for 9 years. Jacqui started her time on this committee working as part of the publications team, designing covers for the association journal RAMpage. As time went on, Jacqui took on a greater role in this area and was responsible for the transition to our current digital publications and emailed “shoutouts”. Jacqui has been the “voice” of EdTechSA for the past few years, representing the association in a variety of social media forums such as Facebook and Twitter, and has represented EdTechSA at conferences including DECD ConnectED, ACEC2012 and ISTE2013 in San Antonio. Jacqui was also the Marketing Co-ordinator for ACEC2014: Now IT’s Personal, the successful national conference recently hosted by EdTechSA.

For the last 4 years Jacqui has been the ICT specialist teacher at Modbury West School, providing a wide range of educational programs for students from Reception to Year 7. She has also been responsible for the creation and management of the school’s blog, a resource valued by the school’s staff and students. This year Jacqui has returned to the classroom, teaching a year 3/4 class, and is enjoying sharing with them the skills of communicating their learning with the wider school community. Jacqui is a regular presenter for EdTechSA, both at Spotlight Sessions and state conferences and is looking forward to sharing this latest stage of her learning journey at upcoming professional learning events.

Jacqui Knipe is a most worthy recipient of EdTechSA’s 2014 Educator of the Year award. EdTechSA is honoured to endorse her nomination to the Australian Council for Computers in Education, as the 2015 Educator of the Year.

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Trudy Sweeney – EdTechSA Leader of the Year 2014 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/2015/01/trudy-sweeney-leader-of-the-year-2014/ Thu, 01 Jan 2015 09:47:09 +0000 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/?p=7525 trudy sweeneyTrudy has been an active member of the Management Committee for EdTechSA (formerly the Computers in Education Group of South Australia – CEGSA) for twelve years. As President since 2007, her leadership developed unity as the committee strived towards a shared vision and organisational strategy, based on teamwork, integrity, and clear communication and decision-making procedures. Affectionately, this process was described as identifying the right people for the seats on the bus, setting the coordinates for the GPS, and keeping the wheels turning. As a testament of Trudy’s leadership, EdTechSA recently hosted the successful national conference ACEC2014.

Trudy is currently employed as Senior Lecturer, Digital Media in the School of Education at Flinders University. In this role, Trudy provides leadership on the use of ICT and digital technologies with F-12 teachers, preservice teachers and postgraduate students in South Australia and Internationally. Trudy collaborated on the Teaching Teachers for the Future Project as the Flinders University Project Coordinator and was a member of the project’s Research and Evaluation Working Group. She has conducted ICT research and published multiple peer-reviewed papers. At ACEC2010 she received a best paper award. Recently, at ACEC2014 she chaired the Refereed Papers sub-committee and co-authored the conference proceedings. She has presented at numerous state, national and international educational technology conferences including ACEC (since 2004) and ISTE (2012).

As a long-standing member of the ACCE Board since 2007, Trudy has demonstrated leadership at the national level through her voluntary management of two AITSL funded ICT projects related to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in 2011 and 2012. Trudy designed and led ACCE’s 2012, 17-day study tour to the USA and Canada with 24 participants. She was ACCE Treasurer for five years (2009 to 2014) and is on the editorial board for the Australian Educational Computing Journal.

Trudy Sweeney is a most worthy recipient of EdTechSA’s 2014 Leader of the Year award. EdTechSA is honoured to endorse her nomination to the Australian Council for Computers in Education, as the 2015 Leader of the Year.

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ACCE Educator of the Year http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/2014/05/acce-educator-of-the-year/ Thu, 22 May 2014 04:37:44 +0000 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/?p=7151 kim thumbEdTechSA is very pleased to announce that our 2013 Educator of the Year, Kim Martin, has been selected by the Australian Council of Computers in Education to be the ACCE Educator of the Year.

This national award will be presented to Kim at ACEC2014 at the Adelaide Convention Centre in October.

To read more about Kim and the valuable work she has done that has led to her receiving this national award please visit our EdTechSA Educator of the Year post.

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