General Info

UCET Outstanding Leader of the Year 2022

This award recognizes and honors a leader who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education. Nominee can be a principal, superintendent, school or district technology staff, regional technology trainer, etc. The one stipulation is that the nominee is not a PK-12 classroom teacher. They may have a teaching certificate, however their current position is not as a classroom teacher. 

Selection criteria for UCET Outstanding Leader Award 

UCET Cache Valley Electric Jack Erickson Excellence in Technology Services Award 2022

This award recognizes and honors a network technician, administrator, engineer, or systems operations specialist who has demonstrated a significant positive impact on technology use in education locally, regionally, statewide, nationally, or worldwide. This person 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.


UCET Innovative Teacher Awards 2022

This year as we connect at our conference, we are again recognizing Innovative Teachers in the classroom as our front-line classroom teachers continue to envision new ways to instruct, connect and virtually build their classrooms, one teacher in each district will be recognized as a UCET Innovative Teacher for 2022.

The Innovative Teaching Award recognizes teachers for supporting student learning through innovative teaching practices using technology.  “Innovative teaching” employs teaching practices that are new or novel within the context of virtual or in-person classroom teaching that contribute to increased student learning. This award honors exceptional and innovative educators and raises awareness and exposure of the outstanding work being done by classroom teachers through innovative technology practices to create positive learning spaces during these unprecedented times.

The criteria for the Innovative Teaching Award include:

  • Full time classroom teacher in 2021-2022 school year
  • Innovativeness/novelty in approach
  • Evidence of contribution to student learning

One teacher in each district will be recognized as a UCET Innovative Teacher for 2022 at the UCET  conference on March 15, 2022, and receive a $100 gift card.

Note: There will also be several awards for the Charter and Private Schools category for Innovative teachers. 


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