LTC Awards

LTC Awards

Recognizing people and school districts in Illinois for empowering educational change through technology

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Mindy Fiscus
Digital Access Coordinator
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Celebrating Illinois’ Edtech Innovators

The LTC Awards recognize PK-12 initiatives and organizations for their outstanding contributions to empowering educational change through technology. These amazing achievements come in many forms—multi-organizational collaborations, innovative school cultures, empowered students, impactful programs—and all reflect a broad focus on and willingness to improve learning by intentionally embracing technology and digital learning.

The resulting product of these forward-thinking organizations reflects a vision for teaching and learning that can transform the educational environment, and their successes deserve celebration.

Nominate your district for the chance to be recognized at IETC 2022!

Nominations are now open through June 30, 2022

Award Categories

Vision Award

The LTC Vision Award recognizes innovative or exemplary projects that empower the use of technology and/or digital learning within the classroom. These projects demonstrate a clear vision of technology in education, a strong impact within their target populations, and serve as examples for other districts and teams.

Projects may support professional learning and capacity building; student academic or social emotional growth; robust infrastructure and secure systems; digital citizenship and literacy; technology-enhanced curriculum, instruction, and assessment; or student involvement.

  • Vision Award Nomination Details

    Eligibility: Projects led by teams supporting others with the integration and use of technology.

    Who Can Nominate?: Peer nominations and self-nominations are accepted.

    Nomination Process & Criteria: The LTC Award Committee, comprised of LTC staff and district volunteers, will review all nominations according to the following criteria:

    • Impact (40%): The demonstrable, measurable benefit that the program or project has delivered at multi-district level on teaching and learning.
    • Alignment with LTC Priorities (20%): Clear connection between one (1) primary and one or more secondary priority areas: digital learning; professional learning, technology support, equity and access, data privacy and cybersecurity.
    • Innovation (15%): How the initiative helps address an educational need in a unique or different way.
    • Equity (15%): The breadth of impact to benefit a diversity of districts, schools, communities or students.
    • Efficiency (10%): Return on investment as measured in dollars, time, or both.

     

    Benefits: Recipients of the LTC Vision Award receive the following:

    • An engraved award acknowledging their achievement
    • One complimentary day of in-district professional learning for their district or school provided by the LTC
    • Up to four complimentary registrations to the Illinois Education and Technology Conference (IETC)
    • Recognition in LTC publications and on LTC website
    • Opportunities to contribute to the field in partnership with the LTC

Collaboration Award

The LTC Collaboration Award recognizes innovative or exemplar projects that impact multiple districts, schools, educators, and students throughout the state. These projects leverage partnerships and demonstrate a commitment to helping others beyond a single district.

Projects may support the effective use of technology and/or digital learning for professional learning and capacity building, student learning, and/or collaboration with others.

  • Collaboration Award Nomination Details

    Eligibility: Projects led by teams and individuals who work in school districts, schools, cooperatives, or educational service agencies (i.e., ROEs, ISCs, etc.).

    Who Can Nominate?: Peer nominations and self-nominations are accepted.

    Nomination Process & Criteria: The LTC Award Committee, comprised of LTC staff and district volunteers, will review all nominations according to the following criteria:

    • Impact (40%): The demonstrable, measurable benefit that the program or project has delivered at multi-district level on teaching and learning.
    • Alignment with LTC Priorities (20%): Clear connection between one (1) primary and one or more secondary priority areas: digital learning; professional learning, technology support, equity and access, data privacy and cybersecurity.
    • Innovation (15%): How the initiative helps address an educational need in a unique or different way.
    • Equity (15%): The breadth of impact to benefit a diversity of districts, schools, communities or students.
    • Efficiency (10%): Return on investment as measured in dollars, time, or both.

     

    Benefits: Recipients of the LTC Collaboration Award receive the following:

    • An engraved award acknowledging their achievement
    • Up to four complimentary registrations to the Illinois Education and Technology Conference (IETC)
    • Recognition in LTC publications and on LTC website
    • Opportunities to contribute to the field in partnership with the LTC

Alliance Award

Strong private sector partnerships are a key component of the educational technology ecosystem, and many work through LTC’s purchasing program, ILTPP, to provide discounted pricing, events, services, and resources to school districts.

The LTC Alliance Award recognizes private sector partners who uniquely support and impact school districts through collaborations, partnerships, and alignment with student learning.

  • Alliance Award Nomination Details

    Eligibility: Current Illinois Technology Purchase Program Vendor Partners

    Who Can Nominate?: Nominations originate from Illinois School Districts.

    Benefits: Recipients of the LTC Alliance Award receive the following:

    • An engraved award acknowledging their achievement
    • Special signage and recognition at the Illinois Education and Technology Conference (IETC)
    • Recognition in the LTC publications and on LTC website
    • Opportunities to contribute to the field in partnership with the LTC