Thank you for taking the time to recognize and applaud the success of ONE of your teachers by nominating him/her to become part of the Keystone Technology Innovator community. As you complete the nomination form, please consider that a Keystone Technology Innovator is someone who embodies the following definition:
What is a Keystone? A Keystone Technology Innovator is a classroom teacher who fully utilizes the many benefits technology offers to improve instructional practices across his/her content areas. In doing this, the teacher does not focus on the technology itself; rather, s/he focuses on student learning and uses technology as a tool to support this end.
This teacher integrates technology into his/her design of learning experiences to:
engage students in, and have them interact with, the content
assist students in mastering local and state standards
foster students’ curiosity, creativity, and willingness to take risks
engage students in problem-solving activities that are meaningful, reflecting real-world tasks
promote collaboration and communication between students
encourage students to take ownership of their work and become more self-directed learners
address the diverse needs of learners
This teacher is an individual who:
facilitates learning rather than transmitting knowledge
manages student learning and behavior in a technology-enhanced environment
helps students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology
shares his/her practices with peers and seeks out evidence-based practices from others
applies technology in assessing student learning of the subject matter
reflects on and assesses his/her practices using current research as a framework to improve
explores creative ways to use technology as a means of fostering a home-school connection
takes an active leadership role in his/her school
Thank you for taking the time to nominate a teacher in your building! To continue, please scroll through and complete the nomination below; you may also click on the link button in the upper right of the form to open and complete the nomination process in a separate window.
ONLY ONE PRINCIPAL PER BUILDING MAY NOMINATE A KEYSTONE (PER YEAR). The nomination deadline is February 11, 2023.