ISTE Names 2014 Award Winners

Today the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) announced its 2014 award winners. Each year ISTE recognizes individuals who are transforming learning, teaching and leading in the digital age. The winners will be honored at ISTE 2014, to be held June 28-July 1 at the Georgia World Conference Center in Atlanta.

South Carolina’s Richland School District Two is the winner of the 2014 Sylvia Charp Award for District Innovation in Technology. The District is honored for bringing innovative practices to its classrooms, through both 1:1 and BYOD programs.

ISTE’s 2014 Outstanding Leader Award goes to Clayton Wilcox, Ed.D., superintendent of Washington County Public Schools in Maryland. A former classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, superintendent at numerous districts and corporate executive at a leading education company, Wilcox is recognized for his unwavering commitment to academic achievement for all students.

Honored with the 2014 ISTE Outstanding Teacher Award is Linda Dyck, a grade four teacher in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Dyck is recognized for demonstrating outstanding achievement in, and understanding of, educational technology implementation as well as for her passion for teaching.

ISTE’s 2014 Public Policy Advocate Award is awarded to Barbara Nemko, Ph.D., superintendent of Napa County Schools. Nemko is honored for her efforts to expand student-centered, problem-based education using technology and as a champion of technology-embedded learning at the school, community and state levels.

Bill Selak, a second-grade teacher in California’s Covina-Valley Unified School District, is the winner of the 2014 Kay L. Bitter Vision Award. Selak teaches using project-based learning with digital resources naturally integrated into lessons.

The recipient of ISTE’s 2014 Outstanding Young Educator Award, honoring a teacher under the age of 35, is Diana Neebe, instructional technology lead teacher and peer coach at Sacred Heart Preparatory School, an independent high school in the Silicon Valley. Actively involved in the school’s 1:1 iPad implementation, Neebe helped develop the English 1:1 iPad Curriculum.

Read the full list on ISTE's website.