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CUE Awards have long been a powerful way to recognize members who go above and beyond.

This year, the CUE staff, Awards Committee, and Affiliate Boards are working closer than ever

to shine a light on influencers throughout the states of California and Nevada.

Affiliates, on November 5th, your local affiliate award winners will see a link to submit their details to be eligible for the overall CUE award for either Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Emerging Teacher of the Year, Site Leader of the Year, or Technology Leader of the Year.

If you have suggestions for Making IT Happen, Legislator of the Year, Advocate of the Year, or Platinum Disk, please email awards@cue.org. These four awards are determined by the CUE Board, Awards Committee, and staff.

TIMELINE:

The CUE 2019 award nominations are closed. Watch for exciting updates on all the winners in the new year!
Nov 5, 2018: Awards nomination form opens — affiliate-selected nominees may begin filling in their nomination details.
Nov 26, 2018: Awards nomination form closes — affiliate-selected nominee submission deadline.
Feb-Mar 2019: Winners are announced!

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Blended and Online Educator of the Year
Recognizes a teacher who has made a noteworthy contribution to learning in an online or blended setting. Supporting and engaging all students is the key element of this award. Nominees must be currently teaching either in an online or blended setting with K-12 students.

The award winner will receive complimentary registration to the 2019 BOLD Symposium and an invitation to the awards ceremony, May in Southern California.

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Emerging Teacher of the Year
Recognizes a classroom teacher who is currently in the first 7 years of their teaching career and has already made a noteworthy contribution to educational technology in a classroom setting. Using technology to support standards-based curriculum is a key element in this award. The award winner will become CUE’s nominee for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Outstanding Young Educator Award, unless ineligible as per ISTE’s requirements.

Affiliate winners will receive complimentary CUE 2019 Spring Conference registration

The overall CUE winner will receive complimentary CUE 2019 Spring Conference registration and an invitation to the awards ceremony in Palm Springs.

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Gold Disk
CUE’s oldest recognition program since 1983, a Gold Disk celebrates a CUE member’s contributions to technology in learning and well as his/her long-term commitment to CUE, its affiliates, and its programs by serving at the affiliate or state level for a minimum of 7 years.

Award winner(s) will receive complimentary CUE 2019 Spring Conference registration and an invitation to the awards ceremony in Palm Springs.

2019 RUBRIC

ISTE's Making IT Happen
Honors outstanding CUE educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage, and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students.

Award winner(s) will receive complimentary CUE 2019 Spring Conference registration, an invitation to the awards ceremony in Palm Springs, an ISTE Making IT Happen jacket, and an invitation to a special luncheon at the 2019 ISTE National conference in Philadelphia.

The deadline to submit nominee suggestions is November 26, 2018. These will be reviewed by the CUE Board and staff at their December meeting.

2019 ISTE MAKING IT HAPPEN CRITERIA

Legislator of the Year & Advocate of the Year
Legislator of the Year & Advocate of the Year Presented to members of the state and/or federal legislature or an individual who have made sustained and/or extraordinary efforts in promoting the educational use of technology to advance student achievement through the introduction of new legislation, the successful defense of funding, or the support of other education legislation that supports CUE’s mission and membership.

The award winner(s) will receive complimentary CUE 2019 Spring Conference registration and an invitation to the awards ceremony in Palm Springs.

2019 RUBRIC – ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR  

2019 RUBRIC – LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR

Outstanding Teacher of the Year
Recognizes a classroom teacher and CUE member who has made a noteworthy contribution to educational technology in a classroom setting. Creating standards-based curriculum using technology is the key element in this award. Unless ineligible, award winner will become CUE’s nominee for the ISTE Outstanding Teacher Award.

Affiliate winners will receive complimentary CUE 2019 Spring Conference registration

The overall CUE winner will receive complimentary CUE 2019 Spring Conference registration and an invitation to the awards ceremony in Palm Springs.

2019 RUBRIC

Platinum Disk
Presented to CUE members in recognition of significant ongoing contributions to the advancement of technology in education and an outstanding career-long commitment to CUE, its affiliates, and its mission.

Award winner(s) will receive complimentary CUE 2019 Spring Conference registration and an invitation to the awards ceremony in Palm Springs.

2019 RUBRIC

Site Leader of the Year
Recognizes a site leader (principal, assistant principal, librarian, counselor, curriculum coach, or site tech coach/TOSA) who has made a noteworthy contribution to promoting educational technology within his/her school. This award is presented to site leaders who demonstrated strong support for the belief that all students can excel academically, exceptional leadership in finding ways that technology benefits teaching and learning, a commitment to educational quality, student achievement, and commitment to professional growth, and creativity and innovation in building a learning environment that promotes ongoing risk-taking and exploration.

Affiliate winners will receive complimentary CUE 2019 Spring Conference registration

The overall CUE winner will receive complimentary CUE 2019 Spring Conference registration and an invitation to the awards ceremony in Palm Springs.

2019 RUBRIC

Technology Leader of the Year

Recognizes TOSAs, Tech Coaches, Librarians and educators who may work at schools, districts or county offices for excellence in technology integration. The CUE Technology Leader award winner will become CUE’s nominee for the ISTE Outstanding Leader Award.

Affiliate winners will receive complimentary CUE 2019 Spring Conference registration

The overall CUE winner will receive complimentary CUE 2019 Spring Conference registration and an invitation to the awards ceremony in Palm Springs.

 

2019 RUBRIC

Countdown for Initial CUE Award Shoutouts

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Celebrate educators you know!

DEADLINE FOR CUE AWARDS IS NOVEMBER 26, 2018!

Give shoutouts to ANY affiliate members – you aren’t limited to your own local folks!

💖Give ALL your friends some love.💖

twoNames are passed on to the corresponding CUE affiliate for discussion & review.

threeEach CUE affiliate selects their top candidates from crowd-sourced shout-outs.

The educators selected by affiliates are contacted to provide additional details.

Affiliates submit their top nominee in each area to the CUE Board & Awards Committee for final selection.

Affiliate Deadlines to Note: 

Nov 1, 2018: Affiliates notify CUE Awards Committee (awards@cue.org) with their category winners (Technology Leader of the Year, Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Emerging Teacher of the Year, and Site Leader of the Year). CUE will notify the affiliate winners to complete the submission form by November 26th

Feb-Mar 2019: All award winners are announced! Affiliate winners will receive their complimentary Spring CUE 2019 Conference registration.

The CUE Awards Team is thrilled to add a crowd-sourcing aspect to award nominations this year. We think it’s a great way to include as many CUE members in the recognition process as possible. The updated process also means an easier lift for volunteers on the CUE Affiliate boards. Jon Corippo, Executive Director, CUE

And just because you deserve it…

CUE will send individuals who received shoutouts a collection of all the great comments about them. 

We know this is a new process, and we’re ready to answer any questions that come up! Reach out to us anytime!!

awards@cue.org

A Look Back at the CUE Award Winners from 2017-2018

Kirstin Greig

Emerging teacher of the year, 2018

Kyle Brumbaugh

technology leader of the year, 2018

Michael Meneghetti

Outstanding teacher of the year, 2018

Riley Johnson

site leader of the year, 2018

Lisha Brunache

Blended and ONline teacher of the year, 2018

Brian Briggs, Lisa Highfill, Jason Seliskar, Ray Chavez, & Mike Vollmert

Gold Disk Winners, 2018

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