Principals,

Thank you for taking the time to recognize and applaud the success of one of your teachers by nominating him/her to become part of the Keystone Technology Innovator community. As you complete the nomination form, please consider that a Keystone Technology Innovator is someone who embodies the following definition:

What is a Keystone?  A Keystone Technology Innovator is a classroom teacher who fully utilizes the many benefits technology offers to improve instructional practices across his/her content areas.  In doing this, the teacher does not focus on the technology itself; rather, s/he focuses on student learning and uses technology as a tool to support this end.

This teacher integrates technology into his/her design of learning experiences to:

  • engage students in, and have them interact with, the content

  • assist students in mastering local and state standards

  • foster students’ curiosity, creativity and willingness to take risks

  • engage students in problem-solving activities that are meaningful, reflecting real-world tasks

  • promote collaboration and communication between students

  • encourage students to take ownership of their work and become more self-directed learners

  • address the diverse needs of learners

This teacher is an individual who:

  • facilitates learning rather than transmitting knowledge

  • manages student learning and behavior in a technology-enhanced environment

  • helps students understand the ethical, cultural and societal issues related to technology

  • shares his/her practices with peers and seeks out evidence-based practices from others

  • applies technology in assessing student learning of subject matter

  • reflects on and assesses his/her practices using current research as a framework to improve

  • explores creative ways to use technology as a means of fostering a home-school connection

  • takes an active leadership role in his/her school

Thank you for taking the time to nominate a teacher in your building! To continue, please click on the button below to complete the nomination process.

ONLY ONE PRINCIPAL PER BUILDING MAY NOMINATE A KEYSTONE (PER YEAR). Nomination Deadline is January 31, 2017.

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