UCET Outstanding Leader of the Year 2023
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.
UCET Cache Valley Electric Jack Erickson Excellence in Technology Services Award 2023
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 2023
This year as we come together 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 learn together in their classrooms, one teacher in each district will be recognized as a UCET Innovative Teacher for 2023.
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 2022-2023 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 2023 at the UCET conference on March 14, 2023, and receive a $100 gift card.
Note: There will also be several awards for the Charter and Private Schools category for Innovative teachers.
Each District may nominate one UCET Innovative Teacher.
UCET Outstanding Coach of the Year 2023
This award recognizes and honors an educational technology coach, library technology coach, instructional coach, or curriculum coach who has demonstrated outstanding coaching and leadership in implementing technology to support teachers to effectively use technology with students to engage them in learning, enhance learning with options that aren’t possible without the use of technology, and extend learning in ways that relate to the student’s real world and effectively meet their unique needs. 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. One coach will be chosen from all nominations for the state.