The Midwest Education Technology Conference is taking nominations / applications for the 2014 Midwest Spotlight Educators until May 31, 2013. This recognition honors leaders from the region (Missouri and Illinois) in education technology, whose practices are making a difference for students and teachers. By integrating technology into their instructional practices, they increase knowledge, improve skills and academic achievement. (See the first group of Spotlight Educators by clicking on the image to the right).
What’s new this year? All nominees/ applicants will be required to create and submit a video about themselves. Using the conference theme of Motivate, Engage, Transform, Connect, the potential Spotlight Educators need to demonstrate who they are as a presenter & educator. For applicants, the video URL will be submitted as part of the application form. For those who are nominated by colleagues, the nominee will be contacted by Cooperating School Districts about the submission, and will be asked to create a video to complete the process. If you are nominating a colleague, please keep in mind that (s)he will have to finish the application, and will need time to create the 60-second video.
Applicants will need to provide a minimum of two references. With nominations, one additional reference is needed besides the person submitting the nomination. To learn more about the Midwest Spotlight Educator recognition, and/or to submit yourself or a colleague, visit METCconference.org.