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Nomination Packet - Maryland Outstanding Educator Using Technology

Nominees will work with nominators to develop two artifacts, a video, a professional photo of the nominee, and a nomination statement.  Artifacts, statement, and video should be chosen/developed so that judges will have a way to assess each of the standards on the rubric. 

The files should be put into one folder on Google Drive and shared with Please be sure to share editing rights to the folder. The folder will be copied at midnight on the evening that the submission window closes. 

Please name the folder: NomneeLastName Educator
Please name the artifacts:
NomineeLastName Educator  Artifact 1
NomineeLastName Educator Artifact 2
NomineeLastName Educator Video
NomineeLastName Educator Statement

NomineeLastName Photo

Videos should be submitted in the following formats: mp4, mov, flv, wmv  or a link to YouTube is acceptable. Videos should not exceed 3 minutes in length and should be developed as a showcase of the nominee (something that could be posted on our website or showcased at Common Ground). 

Nomination Statement (up to two pages in length) that describes the nominee’s work in the following categories can be written by the nominator or another representative: 
  • The nominee's work has had a significant positive impact on technology use in the nominee's educational community (whether that's locally, regionally, statewide, nationally, or worldwide).
  • The nominee has demonstrated his/her ability to both deliberately plan for and incorporate the use of technology for the purpose of improving the educational setting.
  • The nominee continuously improves his or her professional practice through the exploration of creative applications for technology and the consistent evaluation and reflection of current research and practices to improve student learning.
  • The nominee promotes the effective use of digital tools across local and global learning communities and applies current research and professional practices to support effective use in student learning.
  • The nominee exhibits leadership in his or her school and/or professional community with a vision of technology infusion and by participating in shared decision making and community building that contribute to the vitality and self-renewal of the teaching profession, their school and their community.
  • The nominee's work has positively impacted the nominee's school and/or community
  • The nominee’s work empowers learners to flourish in a connected world by cultivating a passionate learning community; linking educators and partners; leveraging knowledge and expertise; advocating for strategic policies; and continually improving learning and teaching.​

Completed packets are due in Google Drive by midnight on February 15th.  Any late submissions will result in disqualification from the contest. 

The winner of the Maryland Outstanding Technology Educator award will submit an application for the ISTE national award. The ISTE application is due on January 31, 2020.

Nomination Statement Guidelines

Scoring Rubric

Packets will be scored using a 4,3,2,1 rubric on the standards by a team of judges from around the state of Maryland.

4 = Artifacts and statement demonstrate that the candidate exemplifies the standard.
3 = Artifacts and statement demonstrate that the candidate meets the standard.
2 = Artifacts and statement demonstrate that the candidate is approaching the standard.
1 = Artifacts and statement demonstrate that the candidate has not met the standard.

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