ISTE Announces 2017 Awards

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has selected its 2017 award-winners.
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The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has selected its 2017 award-winners.

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has selected its 2017 award-winners, including educators working in India, Canada and across the United States. The winners will be honored at ISTE 2017 in San Antonio, June 25-28.

The 2017 ISTE award winners are:

Award for Outstanding Leadership: Rafranz Davis, speaker, author, technology advocate, executive director of professional and digital learning for Lufkin ISD, Lufkin, Texas

Rafranz Davis received this honor, which goes to a leader outside the classroom, in recognition of her relentless passion for innovative education.

Award for Outstanding Teacher: Robert Joyce, English teacher, Massapequa Public Schools, Massapequa, New York

Joyce has taken the skills and knowledge he learned in the world of finance and has applied them in his classroom in unique ways to engage his students. He is also a leader in his district, assisting other teachers in their use of technology in learning. 

Award for Outstanding Young Educator: Fanny Passeport, technology integrator, Mercedes-Benz International School, Pune, India

Fanny Passeport has been described by her colleagues as a leader, big thinker and tinkerer, which is why she is receiving the award for Outstanding Young Educator. This award is given to a teacher under the age of 35 for demonstrating vision, innovation and action and using technology to improve learning and teaching. 

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