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CETPA Awards Program

CETPA Awards Program

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CETPA’s awards program congratulates and celebrates CETPA members, partners, and others for the work they do and the accomplishments they’ve made to the education community.

Awards are given annually according to the awards calendar approved by the CETPA Board of Directors. Some awards may not be given if a suitable awardee is not found.

CETPA’s Core values are the cornerstones of the awards.

  •  Leadership - We believe that technology leadership is essential.
  •  Advocacy – We believe Advocacy facilitates and accelerates change.
  •  Learning – We believe technology can enhance learning. Learning is ongoing and lasts a lifetime.
  •  Community – We believe a strong community enables the abilities of all of its members. There exists in our community the talent to solve any problem.

In addition, we have two additional awards that celebrate our most dedicated members and vendor partners.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award for those who have demonstrated a long-standing dedication to the education community. The awardee is inducted into the CETPA Hall of Fame.
  • Technology Partner Award for those industry partners that have demonstrated dedication and commitment to the education community.

See below for information about each award, the nomination and awards process, and how to nominate.

 

COMMUNITY

Regional Community Award

This is one or more awards given at the regional level. Regional Groups can nominate an individual, team, or a whole educational organization such as a school, district, or county office of education. The winners of this award are then eligible for the awards given in the Leadership and Learning areas.

Qualifications: demonstrated dedication to the CETPA community, education, and CETPA’s mission, vision, goals. This award is given to an individual, department team, or educational organization that has strengthened their community through their service.

Nomination Process: CETPA regional group members may nominate a person, team, or educational organization in their region. Multiple regional groups can work together to nominate. Regional groups may nominate themselves or another regional group.

Award Process: The awards committee chooses winners for the regional awards. Regional winners who also qualify for the Technology Leader award are then submitted for consideration of that award.

Nominations open between June- August. Winners are determined in September and notified by October.

Individual Winners Receive:

One complimentary registration to the CETPA Annual Conference in the same year as award given.

 Up to 3 (three) night’s lodging at one of the conference hotels.

Recognition at the Annual Conference.

12 month CETPA Membership.

Recognition on CETPA’s website and publications.

Engraved Award.

Team Winners Receive:

Recognition at the Annual Conference.

 12 month CETPA Membership for each team member.

Recognition on CETPA’s website.

Engraved Award.

 

LEADERSHIP

Technology Leader Award

This award goes to an IT leader (or LEA) that is leading the way with technology in education with demonstrated dedication to the CETPA community, education, and CETPA’s mission, vision, goals. Could be more than one per year. Must be a current CETPA Educational member.

Qualifications: Currently in an IT leadership role in an LEA that has led the way with new technology and/or has created a substantive change in their organization that has improved the experience for the community. Also, must have been nominated for and/or received a Regional Community Award either as an individual or as part of a team in the current or past years.

Nomination Process: CETPA Educational members only who were nominated for the Community Award. Self-nominations allowed. Nominations submitted to the Awards Committee for review. Recommendations for winner(s) sent to CETPA Board of Directors for final decision.

Award Process:

Nominations accepted June-August. Winners are determined in September and notified by October.

Winners Receive:

One complimentary registration to the CETPA Annual Conference in the same year as award given.

Up to three (3) night’s lodging at one of the conference hotels.

Recognition at the Annual Conference.

12 month CETPA Membership.

Recognition on CETPA’s website and publications.

Engraved Award.

 

LEARNING

Educational Leader Award

This award goes to one or more who are leading an effort to use technology in the learning process successfully.

Qualifications: currently working in an LEA and actively involved in the learning process in a way that is effectively using technology.

Nomination Process: CETPA members only. Self-nominations allowed. Nominees do not have to be current  CETPA members.

Award Process: Nominations accepted June-August. Winners are determined in September and notified by October.

Nominations will be reviewed by the Awards Committee and recommendation(s) for winner(s)sent to the CETPA Board.

Winners Receive:

One complimentary registration to the CETPA Annual Conference in the same year as award given.

Up to three (3) night’s lodging at one of the conference hotels.

Recognition at the Annual Conference.

12 month CETPA Membership.

Recognition on CETPA’s website and publications.

Engraved Award.

 

ADVOCACY

Education Advocate of the Year

This award goes to a CA or US politician or public figure who is serving the education community through activism, committee, actively submitting bills to legislature, and/or recommended by Capitol Advisors Group.

Qualifications: CA or US politician or public figure with an outstanding reputation for advocating for K-12 Education issues.

Nomination Process: The CETPA Board of Directors will confer with the Capitol Advisors Group and take recommendations from CETPA members. Please contact awards@cetpa.net to make a recommendation.

Award Process: The CETPA Board of Directors will decide on the winners.

Winners Receive:

Recognition at the Annual Conference.

Recognition on CETPA’s website and publications.

Engraved Award.

 

TECHNOLOGY PARTNER AWARD

This award goes to a company that demonstrates a commitment to the education community by providing exemplary services, products.

Qualifications: a company providing products and/or services to the education community.

Nomination Process: nominated by any individual. Regional groups may lobby other groups to nominate a company that has served the community well throughout the year.

Award Process: CETPA membership votes online. CETPA Board of Directors considers the voting results before making the final decision.

Winners Receive:

Recognition at the Annual Conference.

Recognition on CETPA’s website and publications.

Engraved Award.

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

This award goes to an individual who has previously won either the Community, Leadership, Learning, Tech Partner, or Advocacy awards and has demonstrated a long-standing dedication to the education community. Recipient is inducted into the CETPA Hall of Fame. This award is given only when a deserving recipient is identified by CETPA.

Qualifications: Individual with a demonstrated dedication to the K-12 education community through years of service, activism, and CETPA membership

Nomination Process: nominations submitted from the CETPA membership only committee from June-August.

Award Process: The CETPA Board will consider the nominations and recommendations from the committee before deciding on the award winner.

Winners Receive:

One complimentary registration to the CETPA Annual Conference in the same year as award given.

Up to three (3) night’s lodging at one of the conference hotels.

Recognition at the Annual Conference.

12 month CETPA Membership.

Recognition on CETPA’s website and publications.

Engraved Award.

 

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Awards Calendar

January-March – Committee appointments made, committee reviews awards program and makes any change recommendations to the CETPA Board of Directors.

April – CETPA Board of Directors makes final decisions on any changes.

May-July – Awards are announced and nominations are accepted. Committee continually reviews nominations.

August – Committee evaluates nominations and sends recommendations for winners to the CETPA Board of Directors.

September – CETPA Board of Directors makes final decisions on awards. Winners are notified.

October – Announcements made.

November-December – Conference recognition.

 

FAQS

1. What is the Timeline for CETPA Awards?

 The awards program goes throughout the year:

June-September – The awards are announced, and nominations are accepted through the online platform.

August – The Awards Committee evaluates nominations and sends recommendations for winners to the CETPA Board of Directors.

September – CETPA Board of Directors makes final decisions on awards. 

October Winners are notified. Announcements made.

November/December – Winners are recognized at the CETPA Annual Conference and on the CETPA website.

 

2. What is the deadline for submitting a nomination?

Nominations are due September 15, 2019

 

3. Who can submit a nomination?

Nominations may be made by any CETPA member. Please see the details on each award for specific nomination rules. The Community Award nominations must come from a CETPA Regional Group or groups and should be sent by the group(s) chair(s), who are required to be current CETPA members.

 

4Who is on the Awards Committee?

CETPA Educational members currently active are asked to volunteer for the committee. Representatives from around the state are asked to serve. The CETPA Executive Director oversees the committee’s work and reports to the CETPA Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please contact awards@cetpa.net

 

5. Do you have to be a CETPA member to nominate?

Yes.

 

6. What information is required for a nomination?

All nominations will require you to explain why the nominee deserves the award. You will need to have basic information about them including their name, place of work, and email. 

 

7. How long does it take to finish a nomination? 

You will need to register an account first. You will be able to use the same account for multiple nominations. You will also need to have the contact information for your nominee and any other contributors available before you start. You will also need to write a nomination letter with as much information as possible within a 500 word limit. You may save your submission and finish it later if needed. If you write the letter prior to submitting, it should take you about 5 minutes to complete the submission.

 

8. Who do I contact if I have more questions? Please contact awards@cetpa.net with your questions.

 

 

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