If you know a teacher or administrator who consistently “models and promotes excellent digital citizenship and who mentors and leads others to be more active digital citizens,” please nominate them or encourage them to apply for the ISTE Digital Citizenship PLN 2020 Award.
Two years ago, I was awarded this honor. The value of he award goes beyond the lovely engraved plaque and the national recognition given during the annual ISTE Conference (with free registration included). Having Kathleen Watt, who co-directs our district #DigCit program, help me through the application process, greatly added to the honor. Each question (see below) sparked a review, reflection, and evaluation of our #DigCit commitment and journey. The fact that mine was the award-winning application was simply the icing on the cake.
Whether you are nominating yourself or a colleague, I strongly recommend having a thinking partner (like Kathleen). It’s easy to forget or underestimate the scope, sequence, and impact of your efforts to model, share, and promote digital citizenship resources and activities.
Just do it! But act fast. Applications are due March 1. Here’s the link to the application.
- Upload a current CV or Resume.
- Provide a brief biography of yourself and your work (500 words max).
- Describe a project completed in the last year that demonstrates exceptional work in the area of digital citizenship. (500 words max).
- Upload an artifact that demonstrates the planning and implementation of the project.
- Describe the ways your work has advanced teaching and learning in the area of digital citizenship? (500 words max)
Can’t think of a better way to spend the weekend than highlighting your dedication to promoting #DigCit at your schools – and then celebrating with colleagues at the ISTE Conference, June 28 – July 1 (this year in Anaheim, CA)!