The purpose of the Nebraska Excellence in Leading with Technology Award is to recognize and honor an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in implementing technology to improve teaching, learning or administration. This contest is open to Nebraska K–12 public and private school administrators and technology directors and other positions whose primary job role does not include teaching students. All entries must include the superintendent’s consent for contest entry and superintendent’s contact information. If a superintendent is submitting his/her own application, the President of the local Board of Education may be used. The winner will be awarded $600 for professional activities (which could include conference reimbursement, tuition, or subscriptions—to be spent by April 30, 2019). The winner will also be invited to be a special guest at a Wednesday evening dinner with the NETA Board of Directors where they will be asked to give short remarks about their work with instructional technology. Winners will be determined by a panel of Directors from the NETA Board based on the following guidelines, determining the extent to which the nominee:
positively impacts technology use in teaching, learning and administration; locally, regionally, or statewide.
involves the local community in their work or has facilitated partnerships with business and/or other organizations to advance the use of technology in teaching and learning.
integrates deliberate planning in an effort to improve education through the use of technology.
works tirelessly to improve the quality of education and/or work experience in their own school.
contributes to the profession by presenting at professional conferences, seminars and/or workshops or publishing articles in print or through electronic media.
- reflects the mission and purpose of NETA.