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Nominate now! ISTE Global Collaboration PLN Annual Award 2016


The Global Collaboration PLN is excited to announce that nominations are now open for

ISTE Global Collaboration PLN Annual Award for Innovation in Online Global Collaboration

You can nominate someone or even yourself up until February 29 for the chance to be recognized at the ISTE Conference and Expo 2016 in Denver.


Information about the award:

The ISTE Global Collaboration PLN Annual Award for Innovation in Online Global Collaboration recognises an educator or educators who have shown innovation in the design and implementation of online global collaboration for learning.

Global collaboration broadly refers to geographically dispersed educators, classrooms, schools and other learning environments that use online technologies to learn with others beyond their immediate environment in order to support curricular objectives, intercultural understandings, critical thinking, personal and social capabilities and ICT capabilities.

To be eligible for this award applicants must be able to show evidence of the global collaboration being: (see below for further details)

    • Designed
  • Collaborative

  • Active

  • Constructive

  • Innovative

  • Authentic

Nominees are judged on

  • Exemplifying ISTE Standards for Teachers

  • Contribution made to the advancement of global collaboration and learning using online digital technologies

  • Global collaboration criteria

  • Reflecting the mission and purpose of ISTE

Nominate someone today!


Criteria for Award - Further details

Nominees must show evidence of global collaboration:

Design: The nominee has clearly shared a global collaboration design that allows for an interdisciplinary focus and student choice in process and outcomes

Collaboration: The nominee clearly shows the global collaboration has been implemented with two or more classrooms or groups of students/learners as equal collaborative learners

Activity: The nominee has made the process and outcomes of the global collaboration visible to an external audience

Constructivism: The nominee shares a global collaboration where learners interact and work together to share ideas and resources and co-construct artifacts

Innovation: The nominee uses online digital technologies across global learning communities in new and interesting ways to support connection, communication, collaboration and co-creation

Authenticity: The nominee demonstrates authentic learning taking place as part of the global collaboration resulting in a positive impact on individual learners as well as on local and global communities

Professional Leadership: The nominee has made a significant contribution to the advancement of global collaboration and learning using online digital technologies

The nominee's work reflects the mission and purpose of ISTE.

The nominee will represent ISTE well in all forums.

The nominee exemplifies  ISTE Standards for Teachers

Nominees are encouraged to refer to the full list of performance indicators for each of the following five standards.

1. Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity

Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments.

2. Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments

Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments

incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and

to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the ISTE Standards for Students.

3. Model digital age work and learning

Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society.

4. Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility

Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital

culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices.

5. Engage in professional growth and leadership

Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit

leadership in their school and professional community by promoting and demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources.

Don't forget to come and join the ISTE Global Collaboration PLN (find us under Professional Learning Networks under the Connect menu)

Follow our hashtag on Twitter!  #ISTEglobalPLN


Nominate someone today!

​Please direct questions about this award to:
Julie Lindsay
President, ISTE Global Collaboration PLN




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