SITE Award for Outstanding Service to Digital Equity
Increasing Digital Equity through Technology in Teacher Education
Announcement & Request for Nominations
Deadline for Nominations: as for conference proposals in even years from 2012
Awarded by: Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)
Nominations are sought for the bi-annual SITE Award for Outstanding Service to Digital Equity associated with technology and teacher education. Nominations will be reviewed in even years, from 2012 onwards.
The SITE Outstanding Service in Digital Equity Award (OSDE) was established to: (a) recognize and encourage outstanding scholarship and service in the area of digital equity; and (b) increase awareness of the variety and range of successful approaches taken through teacher education for increasing equity over the many digital divides that affect our societies today—economic, cultural, physical and mental. SITE presents this award in anticipation that such recognition in the area of digital equity and teacher education will stimulate scholarship and service to:
- expand the knowledge base relative to teacher education;
- promote equity in technology and teacher education; and
- disseminate information nationally and internationally.
The presentation of this award is also intended to emphasize SITE’s concern for equity in technology and teacher education.
The SITE Outstanding Service to Digital Equity Award committee is looking for those who have demonstrated scholarly leadership and service toward increasing digital equity through teacher education, nationally or internationally. Scholarly leadership and service should include but are not limited to teaching, research, leadership, performance, publications, and outreach; and may be an individual endeavor, project-oriented, programmatic, and/or systemic initiative(s).
Independent referees will be taken up for all finalists identified. The award winner is normally invited to the annual SITE conference in the year of her or his award. The nomination must show outstanding evidence in the following areas:
- Service to and impact on teacher education
- Service to digital equity, nationally preferably internationally
- Scholarly leadership
- Systemic impact, often in association with an initiative
- Overall initiative and vision
- Work as An Innovation Catalyst
Nominations are reviewed by the SITE Outstanding Awards Committee, which is a subcommittee of the SITE Consultative Council and is chaired by a member of that Council. Membership includes a representative from the following SITE SIGs: Assistive Technologies, Equity & Social Justice, International Education, and Special Education. The chair of the Consultative Council receives the recommendations of the SITE Outstanding Awards Committee and may support their recommendations to the SITE President, who makes the final decision on SITE awards. The recommendation may be to make no award for that year.
Please provide the following:
- Name of nominator, with full details of affiliation(s) and email address. Self nominations are accepted.
- Nominator, with full details of name, affiliation(s) and email address.
- A descriptive citation of between 250 and 750 words suitable for a press release describing the nominee’s outstanding service to equity and social justice through technology in teacher education.
- Contact details for two referees including email addresses. Mass solicitation of support—e.g. through bulk emailing—is not acceptable.
- Web address for supporting of evidence where possible
- An English translation is required where appropriate.
Submit the nomination via the SITE conference proposal system at: aace.org/conf/site/submission.
Select for Presentation Type: "SITE OSDE Award Nomination" and paste into Abstract the first paragraph of your nomination. In addition, please upload the nomination file containing the complete nomination information (MS WORD).
The 9th OSDE was presented to Dr Mano Talaiver to recognize her outstanding local and global service. Mano was also awarded the 2009 Black Engineer of the Year for her work with low-income and minority students and rural school divisions. Internationally, Mano has led training for rural school teachers in Ghana and India.
The 8th OSDE was presented to recognize outstanding service in teacher education in western China in association with the China Gansu Basic Education Project where Dr Guo Shaoqing has been very active in ICT development for rural areas.
The 7th OSDE Award was presented to Lawrence Kambiwoa Nunatcho, National Pedagogic Inspector of Informatics, Ministry of Secondary Education, Cameroon.
The 6th OSDE Award was presented to ICTs in Education Steering Committee, Ministry of Education, Namibia received by Geoffrey Shakwa. The committee's work has been recognized as a model for African countries. Schwaka Award Speech
The 5th OSDE Award was presented to Gypsy Abbott, USA. Gypsy is a Professor and Research Scientist, University of Alabama Birmingham. Gypsy Abbott homepage.
The 4th OSDE Award was presented to Joyce Pittman, USA, for her equity evaluation framework and work as a reformer within the US and with the World Consortium on Curriculum and Instruction. Joyce is Director of the CERTI Project.
The 3rd OSDE Award was presented to Bonnie Bracey, USA, for her work as a change agent and reformer within the US and abroad, including her collaboration with GLEF: the George Lucas Educational Foundation.
The 2nd OSDE Award was presented to Paul Gorski, USA, for his work through scholarship and publication, including the Multicultural Pavilion with resources and dialog for multicultural education.
The 1st SITE OSDE Award was presented to J. Enrique Hinostroza, Director, Instituto de Informática Educativa, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile, for his work through Enlaces, the information and communication technologies (ICT) initiative of the Chilean Educational Reform.