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Award Nominations

2012 Charp Award Nominations Are Now Open

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Sylvia Charp Award, given jointly each year by T.H.E. Journal and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), to recognize the outstanding districtwide use of innovative technology in K-12 education.

Is your school district using technology in an innovative way to improve educational achievement for all its students--and nobody else knows about it? In that case, there might be an award waiting for you.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Sylvia Charp Award, given jointly each year by T.H.E. Journal and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), to recognize the outstanding districtwide use of innovative technology in K-12 education.

The Sylvia Charp Award is given in honor of its namesake, the founding editor of T.H.E. Journal, and her groundbreaking contributions to the education technology community. With this award, T.H.E. Journal and ISTE hope to inspire educators across the nation to focus on the district-wide implementation of innovative technology to establish progress in education.

"It is so inspiring to see the level of innovation and dedication to excellence among the Sylvia Charp Award nominations," says Therese Mageau, editorial director of T.H.E. Journal. "We are looking forward to seeing once again how school districts are using technology to advance educational excellence."

The winning district will receive a $2,000 travel stipend that will enable it to send two representatives to the ISTE 2012 conference, scheduled June 24-27 in San Diego, where they will be honored and presented with the award. In addition, the district will be recognized for its achievements in both T.H.E. Journal and ISTE's membership magazine, Learning and Leading With Technology.

Nominations will be accepted through March 1. To submit a nomination and find out more about the award, visit http://www.iste.org/membership/awards-and-recognition.aspx.

You may also read the accompanying "Charp Award Judges Talk," in which the judges of last year's competition discuss how they decided on their choice for the 2011 Sylvia Chard Award-winning district. Also, to learn more about the 2011 Sylvia Chard Award winner, read about the Vail School District in Southern Arizona.

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