The 1st SITE OGE Award was presented in 2010 to Niki Davis, Professor of e-Learning, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, for her outstanding leadership in developing more equitable intercultural perspectives in SITE and globally; Niki established the SITE OSDE Award.
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 Global Educator associated with information technology and teacher education. Nominations will be reviewed in odd years, from 2011 onwards.
The SITE Outstanding Global Educator Award was established in 2010 to (a) recognize and encourage outstanding leadership, scholarship and service globally; and (b) increase awareness of the variety and range of successful approaches taken through teacher education to increase equity while also improving intercultural competence with effective and equitable adoption of information technology.
Award winners are recognized as outstanding global teacher educators for their global leadership in information technology and teacher education. Award winners have gone beyond service to digital equity recognized in the SITE OSDE Award to provide leadership that is sensitive to local and global issues encompassing all facets of teacher education: service, teaching and research.
In common with the SITE Outstanding Service to Digital Equity Award, the presentation of this award is also intended to emphasize SITE’s concern for equity in information technology and teacher education.
The SITE Outstanding Awards committee, which reports to the SITE Consultative Council, is seeking nominations for leaders who have demonstrated such international and global leadership and service toward increasing digital equity through their work in teacher education, nationally and internationally. Scholarly leadership should include but are not limited to teaching, research, leadership, performance, publications, and outreach. Unlike the SITE Outstanding Service to Digital Equity Award, the SITE OGE award recognizes the individual while also acknowledging that such individuals are likely to have leadership as ‘servant leaders’ in a range of international projects.
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, globally
- Scholarly leadership
- 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 addresses for supporting of evidence where possible
- An English translation is required where appropriate.
Select for Presentation Type: “SITE Outstanding Global Educator Award Nomination” and paste into Abstract the first paragraph of your nomination. In addition, please upload the nomination file containing the complete nomination information.