METC Awards

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Congratulations to the METC Award Winners

 The two regional “Making IT Happen” award winners: 

• Making IT Happen Educator – Samantha Stearn, Ferguson-Florissant School District 
• Making IT Happen Leader – Carol Nelson, McPherson Unified School District #418 

METC also recognizes 5 additional EdTech leaders

• Digital Equity Advocate – Dr. Nichole Lemmon, Springfield Public Schools 
• STEM Educator – Robert (Bob) Deneau, Rockwood School District 
• Technology Advocate – Richie Williams, Orchard Farm School District 
• Library Media Specialist – Shelby Graves, Warren County R-III School District 
• Young Educator – Whitney Choate, Cape Girardeau Public Schools 

Awards Sponsored By METC

✓  Outstanding Teacher
 (Making IT Happen Teacher Award)
Recognizes and honors one teacher who demonstrates outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education.
✓  Outstanding Leader
 (Making IT Happen Leader Award)
Recognizes and honors one leader who demonstrates outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education.
✓  Outstanding Young Educator
Presented to an outstanding young educator (under the age of 35) who demonstrates vision, innovation, action and transformation using technology to improve teaching and learning.
✓  Library Media Specialist 
Recognizes and honors one LMS educator who teaches at the PreK-12 level and demonstrates innovative literacy and media practices, while supporting digital citizenship in their school.
✓  STEM Educator
Recognizes and honors one STEM K-12 educator who demonstrates emerging practices of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in their teaching, while engaging and empowering students for their success.
✓  Digital Equity Advocate
Recognizes and honors one school personnel who demonstrates exemplary work, challenges the status quo, helps make equitable decisions concerning technology and/or provides information and resources as a model for teaching, learning and leading in the digital age in support of equity.
✓  Technology Support Advocate
Recognizes and honors one school personnel who demonstrates exemplary technology support and advocacy for implementing best practices in technology in the areas of digital safety and network security to increase global connections and authentic experiences for all learners.

Nominate / Apply from September 4 - October 16

If you have questions or need additional information, contact METC@myedplus.org

“Making IT Happen” is an internationally recognized awards program for edMaking IT Happen Logoucators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools. The Making IT Happen award is sponsored by the International Society for Technology in Education.

METC has FIVE additional awards to honor area educators in their fields. Each winner will be recognized during the METC Conference as well as through communications from EducationPlus & METC.

Nominations will open September 4, of 2019 and close October 16, 2019 at 11pm CDT. Nominate/Apply

*** Download or make a copy of the METC Awards Questions to assist in drafting a nomination.

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