Office of Digital Learning
Nominations for SETDA 2017 Student Voices Award Due May 12
The State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2017 Student Voices Award are open now through May 12. Massachusetts may nominate up to two schools or districts to present during SETDA's Student Voices Panel at its Leadership Summit on October 25, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland. Interested districts should provide responses (for the district as a whole or for specific schools) to the Office of Digital Learning. We will forward applications to SETDA for consideration.
SETDA is looking for a school or district that has transformed their students' educational experiences to best meet the needs of digital learners. The winner will receive the Elsie Brumback Scholarship to fly to Washington DC to present at the Leadership Summit and tour our nation's capital. To view previous presentations, visit SETDA: News: Student Voices.
- Nominations should be of schools that are transforming their educational practices through the unique use of technology tools and resources
- Nominees should be product/service agnostic in their applications and presentations
- Schools with programs developed at the school or district level will be given preference over schools with commercially based core curriculum programs
- Nominations should be complete, specific to academic innovations and free of grammatical errors
- States have the option to nominate a consortium of districts for a particular program however, they must identify one lead district for communication purposes
- Winner understands that SETDA will provide guidelines regarding travel scholarships and the winner will be responsible any additional costs
- Nominee contact information: name of lead district or school; school/district contact first and last name; school/district contact email and phone number
- Demographic information: applicants should identify the grade level(s) addressed; the Office of Digital Learning will input other indicators
- How has the school/district transformed educational practices to best meet the individual needs of digital learners?
- What are the indicators of success?
- Program URL (Provide a URL specific to the digital learning program.)
- How is this project unique and innovative compared to other technology based programs to personalize instruction?
- How would students from this school/district describe the unique digital learning opportunities they have experienced in the classroom and home (if applicable)?
- Why would SETDA members and national education leaders benefit from hearing from this administrator/teacher and their students?
- Have these students/teacher/administrator presented on this topic in the in the past? (provide the location, date, audience, size of audience, and URL, if available)
- How would the nominee plan to creatively present their story to SETDA members and guests in both an innovative and inspirational way?
- Feel free to share any additional information related to the school/district being nominated.
Student Voices Nominations Rubric 2017
- Does the nominee share evidence about how the school/district has transformed the educational experiences of the students to best meet the needs of digital age learners? (strong evidence/moderate evidence/minimal evidence/no evidence)
- Does the nominee share evidence regarding how this program is innovative or unique? (strong evidence/moderate evidence/minimal evidence/no evidence)
- To what degree does the nominee share indicators of success? (strong/moderate/minimal/none)
- To what degree does the nominee share evidence that SETDA members and national education leaders would benefit from hearing from this administrator/teacher and their students? (strong evidence/moderate evidence/minimal evidence/no evidence)
- Did the nominee provide evidence that the administrator/teacher and students from the above school/district would be effective presenters at SETDA's Leadership Summit providing a creative and innovate presentation? (strong evidence/moderate evidence/minimal evidence/no evidence)
Please email completed applications to the Office of Digital Learning no later than May 12.