MassCUE Pathfinder Award Criteria 2018

What is a Pathfinder Award?

MassCUE’s Pathfinder Award is presented to a Massachusetts Educator and leader whose efforts have enhanced the field of educational technology. This person has gone “above and beyond” in demonstrating leadership and providing inspiration to other educators.

Who May Nominate a Pathfinder?

Any MassCUE Member may nominate for this award.  Previous recipients may not be nominated.  MassCUE board members are not eligible for nomination.

Who May Be Nominated?

Nominees for this award may come from any appropriate area including, but not limited to: PK-12 school teachers, technology coordinators, and school administrators.

MassCUE board members are not eligible for nomination. Previous recipients may not be nominated.

Online  Submissions

Closed (Friday, June 8, 2018)
All information must be received by MassCUE on or before June 8, 2018.

Criteria for Nomination

The Pathfinder’s contribution(s) will have been a catalyst for advancing the use of educational technology and will have had an impact on people outside their local classroom or district.

This contribution may include, but is not restricted to, the following:

  • Facilitating a positive change in technological thinking in the classroom, school, or district
  • Creating and establishing new paradigms in the use of educational technology
  • Demonstrating vision in employing technologies to enhance student learning
  • Influencing other educators to create technological innovations of their own
  • Promoting responsible and ethical use of technology in the classroom, school, or district
  • Demonstrating outstanding leadership of technology idea-sharing
  • Providing exceptional leadership in the effective use of educational technology

Nomination Statements Required

Each nomination must be submitted with the nominee’s permission.

Nominations are done electronically via a Google form and must include:

  • The name, home address, email, telephone numbers, and the current position/role of both the nominee and the nominator.
  • The name and address of the nominee’s Superintendent and Principal.
  • A Narrative describing the nominee’s accomplishments — write about three different aspects of the nominee’s impact observed which make the choice of the nominee worthy of the award, specifically addressing the criteria listed above.

Pathfinder Award Checklist

Nominee information to include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email address
  • Current Position
  • School District
  • Narrative of Nominee’s accomplishments
  • Nominee’s permission for consideration of this award
  • Once awarded, a color photograph of the nominee and a summary paragraph for publication will be required.

Nominator(s) information to include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email address
  • Current Position
  • School District

 

 

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