Are you seeking to stand out from the crowd and add that something special to your next job application?
Or, are you are seeking to extend your participation in a dynamic professional learning community for the benefit of your students?
One sure way to do both of these things would be to receive a CEGSA 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.
Every year CEGSA 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 and about IT as a discipline.
Now is the time to nominate yourself for the following awards for 2011.
There are three award categories:
|CEGSA Leader of the Year
|CEGSA Educator of the Year
|CEGSA Leading Light
The process for nominating for these awards has recently been updated and outlined below.
Applications must be emailed directly to the CEGSA President, Trudy Sweeney via email@example.com by September 16th, 5pm (no extensions). Applications must include the following information: Your full name, individual CEGSA membership number, contact phone number and email address, school and position held.
Briefly, the CEGSA Educator and Leader of the Year awards are aligned with the National and International Awards for the Australian Council of Computers in Education (ACCE) and the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE). CEGSA is affiliated with these organisations. Therefore, the selection process for these prestigious awards is rigorous.
The selection criteria for the CEGSA Leading Light award is less demanding as it requires nominees to demonstrate some, but not necessarily all, of the selection criteria for the Educator and Leader of the Year awards. Winners of this award do not need to be classroom teachers.
For all awards, nominees must be an individual CEGSA member.
Criteria for selection of the CEGSA Educator of the Year.
This 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, but 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 should submit an application (up to 6 pages) that contains a brief biography and organises evidence under two headings:
1. Recognition within own institution
The applicant is respected as a leader and innovator in his / her own institution in relation to:
– Work with students
– Work with colleagues
– Work with parents
2. Recognition outside own institution
The applicant is perceived as a leader and innovator by outside individuals, groups or organizations in relation to:
– Work with teachers in other institutions
– Participation in the work and events of member associations of ACCE
– Contributions to conferences and other professional development activities
Criteria for selection of the CEGSA Leader of the Year
This award acknowledges the work of educational leaders and innovators who have made a significant contribution to the use of ICT in education. Typically they will be a leader / mentor / advisor to a school or broader educational community group. It recognises significant advocacy, support and promotion of the use of ICT in Education. Applicants will have had a distinguished career and proven inspirational achievement in leading the ICT in education community. The award recognises leaders who:
– Achieve excellence in ICT in education innovation and development and work tirelessly to improve the quality of education
– Assist in the building of partnerships to advance the use of ICT in education (e.g. school and community partnerships, school and industry partnerships)
– Plan, develop and implement programs to advance ICT in Education
– Provide advocacy for ICT in Education to the extent that their work is used as a model for others
– Serve as a catalyst for policy change and development in ICT in Education
– Contribute to CEG and/or ACCE work and actively participate in the professional communities of these organizations
– Nurture and mentor individuals, groups and/or associations to enhance the use of ICT in Education
– Conduct research and/or write about ICT in Education
– Inspire others to strive for excellence
Candidates should submit an application (of up to 6 pages) that contains a brief biography and organises evidence under three headings:
– Advocacy, support and promotion of the use of ICT in Education
– Mentoring and leadership of groups and individuals
– Setting directions and exhibiting leadership
Criteria for selection of the CEGSA Leading Light Award
The CEGSA Leading Light award aims to recognise those within the CEGSA community who provide inspiration to others in supporting the subject of IT and the use of ICT. Applicants for the CEGSA Educator of the Year and CEGSA Leader of the Year awards that don’t win that award, may be awarded a Leading Light award in recognition of their contribution to the IT / ICT community.
A CEGSA leading light may be a pre-service teacher, technician, teacher or school leader who has not had the opportuniity to demonstrate their achievement of all selection criteria for the CEGSA Educator of the Year of CEGSA Leader of the Year awards yet, they have clearly made a valuable contribution to the IT / ICT community.
Applicants for the CEGSA Leading Light Award need to provide evidence of their contribution to the IT / ICT community. There are two ways to apply for the CEGSA Leading Light Award:
1. Address (as much as possible) the selection criteria for the CEGSA Educator of the Year Award
2. Address (as much as possible) the selection criteria for the CEGSA Leader of the Year Award