EdTechSA_Leader-of-the-Year-2014This award acknowledges the work of educational leaders and innovators who have made a significant contribution to the use of ICT in education.

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.

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AwardsEdTechSA Leader of the Year 2014