Read the descriptions (found below) of both the Susan Janosz Technology Impact Award and the Pat Keyes Technology-Using Teacher Award to decide which award you are nominating for.
Have the following information ready before you click the link to nominate:
The nominee’s name
The name of the school district that the nominee works for
The nominee’s work email
A brief (250 words or less) description of why this person deserves the award.
Once we receive your nomination, we will contact the nominee and they will complete the application process.
Each year NHSTE recognizes and honors two individuals (one leader and one teacher) who, through their extraordinary work and accomplishments, have made a significant impact in the field of educational technology. A committee reviews award nominees and two winners are selected. Winners will be recognized at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference and will receive a $1000 cash prize, a one-year Premium NHSTE membership, acknowledgment from our NH State Governor, and will be nominated for national recognition. We also complete nominations for our parent affiliate, ISTE.
Nominations will open again in the fall. For more information or questions, please contact Natalie Breen, NHSTE Awards Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
NHSTE Pat Keyes Technology - Using Educator Award
The NHSTE Technology Using Educator Award is named in memory of Pat Keyes; a former secondary teacher in the Keene School District who served NHSTE in many capacities including editor of the NHSTE Connections.
- Functions as a public or private PreK-12 teacher providing direct instruction in a New Hampshire school(s).
- Developed effective units integrating educational technology.
- Demonstrated improved student performance with application of technology.
- Shared ideas/initiatives in formal and informal arenas using traditional and electronic methods.
NHSTE Susan Janosz Technology Impact Award
The NHSTE Technology Impact Award is named in memory of Susan Janosz, longtime employee of the Manchester School District who was employed as a Technology Integrator.
- Provides leadership in a public or private PreK-16 New Hampshire school(s).
- The nominee's work has had a significant positive impact on technology use in education locally, statewide, regionally and/or nationally.
- The nominee has involved the community in the initiative or program to facilitate partnerships with business and/or legislative initiatives to advance the use of technology in education.
- Supported technology within the context of school reform, restructuring and improvement.
- Demonstrated a commitment to ongoing self-education by keeping abreast of emerging technologies.
- The quality of education and/or work experience has been significantly advanced in the nominee's workplace as a result of the nominee's efforts.
In the past, this award has gone to Technology Directors, Technology Coordinators, Technology Integrationists, Curriculum Coordinators, Media Specialists/Generalists, SAU Administration (i.e., Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents) and/or School District Administrators (i.e., Principals and Vice Principals).
NHSTE, New Hampshire Affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education is proud to announce:
The 2015 Pat Keyes Technology-Using Educator Award
Brian Gray has been leading the technological revolution Sanborn Regional High School for nearly eight years. In the classroom, he replaced traditional textbooks and paper assignments with an iPad-based curriculum. His students now gather information from an interactive textbook and online sources, then complete assignments using a wide variety of collaborative apps -- including Nearpod, GAFE, and KidBlog. Brian also conceived and co-developed the school’s Modern Media electives, in which students create video news segments that stream around the school, on a YouTube channel and even on local cable outlets. The class also features a Twitter feed and live streams Sanborn’s commencement ceremonies to friends and relatives of graduates around the world.
As an avid basketball fan and coach, Brian takes technology to the court as well. He tracks his team’s progress with data collected on apps and video. Using this data, Brian has developed targets for his players that helped guide the team to a 19-0 record last season. He also created Sanborn’s annual 3-on-3 tournament, a wildly popular fundraiser that, needless to say, uses iPad-based apps to schedule games and record results.
Brian’s work has garnered attention around the country, and even beyond U.S. borders. Visitors frequently observe his classroom -- including New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, teachers and administrators from as far away as Afghanistan, and federal education officials. His class has been featured in numerous media outlets, including The Christian Science Monitor and National Public Radio.
The 2015 Susan Janosz Technology Impact Award
Terry Bullard is in her 3rd year as the Director of Technology for the Bedford School District. Previously, she served as the Director of Technology for the Windham School District for 16 years and the Technology Director for the Manchester School District for 12½ years prior. As a Technology leader for over 30 years, her passion has been to implement a shared vision for effectively integratingtechnology to enhance teaching and learning. Considered a “Change Agent”, she challenges administrators and teachers alike to think outside the box as to how technology can be used to transform the world of teaching and learning. Terry believes that technology is more than a “tool” but that it is an integral part of student and professional life.
Although Terry has been led many technology initiatives throughout her career, she is most passionate about the two one-to-one initiatives that she has implemented, the first in the Windham School District with the opening of it’s new high school in 2009 and the second at Bedford High School in 2015. Terry believes that a one to one digital learning environment where students and teachers have access to content 24-7 creates unlimited opportunities to improve teaching and learning. A successful 21st century learning environment requires a team effort including staff, students, parents and the community in order to create a culture that embraces this paradigm shift.
Each month, Terry also hosts two User’s Groups – Powerschool and Google Apps for Education administrators. Over 55 school districts attend meetings where a variety of topics are presented, shared and discussed.