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Posted: April 5, 2012

Nominate Teachers Inspired by Technology for Innovation Award

Deadline for April and May nominations is Monday, April 16.

The deadline is approaching to nominate a teacher who is using technology in inspirational ways for the first-ever Innovation Award sponsored by Technology Integration Group and the APS Education Foundation.

A monthly $2,500 prize will be awarded to a district teacher who is advancing education in the classroom through the use of technology, including Promethean ActivBoards.

The deadline to nominate candidates for April and May is Monday, April 16.

APS teachers with a Promethean board may apply for the award, which includes the opportunity to buy a variety of ActivClassroom interactive tools or training to assist in the classroom.

A $100 cash award also will be provided.

With the award, honorees will be able to select peripherals and publisher materials that will integrate with their existing Promethean ActivBoard. It is hoped that this award will allow honorees to spark even more innovative teaching and learning.

Educators may nominate themselves or their colleagues for the award. A committee will evaluate the nominations and select the winner, who will be honored at a school presentation.

The Innovation Award will resume in September and continue through the 2012-13 school year.

The Innovation Award is the latest donation to the Foundation from TIG, which is the title sponsor for this year’s A is for Art! fundraiser in September and also is a key sponsor of the Horizon Campaign, the Foundation’s push to raise $1 million in private support for Fine Arts, Middle/High School Activities, Literacy and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs throughout the district.

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