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Digital Technologies Teacher of the Year

ACCE/ACS Digital Technologies Teacher of the Year

The ACCE Digital Technologies Teacher of the Year award is a national award intended to recognise the importance of the work of Australian teachers who are innovatively employing the Digital Technologies Curriculum in their K-12 schools.

Each state member association has the opportunity to nominate a K-12 school-based educator for the award. The nominee will usually be the recipient of a similar state award. Nominations have to be submitted to ACCE by November 30 annually.

The ACCE Digital Technologies Teacher of the Year award is announced and presented at a national conference where practical.

The winner of the Digital Technologies Teacher of the Year Award
→ receives up to $2,000
→ receives a plaque
→ is recognized on the ACCE web site
→ may be invited to present at the next ACCE conference
Selection process
The selection committee for the award will consist of a panel designated by the ACCE Board and will consider the submissions according to the award criteria. The selection committee, where practical, will not contain the ACCE representatives from the states / territories from which nominations have been submitted. The selection committee will be chaired by the ACS representative or a nominee of the Chair of the ACS National Computer Education Committee. Successful applicants may not necessarily fulfill all criteria. Nominees for this national award must address some or all of the criteria for the award.
Nominees must be based in a K-12 school and considered a member of the teaching staff of that school.  To be eligible for the awards, candidates must be individual financial members of their state / territory CEG.

Please note: Administrators in schools, district and regional personnel and people attached to offices of school systems also contribute to learning, schools and the professional computer education community; however, this award focuses on recognising the efforts of K-12 classroom-based educators. 

Submission process
An electronic copy of a state / territory nomination to the national awards shall be supplied to the Chair of the selection committee by 31 October annually. Submissions for either award should be restricted to six pages only (or equivalent) of printable information with a further four pages of supporting documentation in any media.

Application should include:

  • Application Form
  • Nomination Statement (including reference to criteria)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letters of Recommendation (minimum of two).
Criteria for selection
Candidates should submit an application that contains a brief curriculum vitae and organizes evidence under the following headings. The evidence should show that the applicant is respected as an educator and innovator at their own institution.

  • Significant positive impact on the application of the Digital Technologies Curriculum; locally, regionally, state-wide, and/or nationally
  • Contribution to the profession by;
    • presenting at professional conferences, seminars and/or workshops or
    • publishing articles in print or through electronic media
    • nurturing and mentoring individuals, groups and /or associations in the use of the Digital Technologies Curriculum
  • Advocating for the Digital Technologies Curriculum to the extent that their work is used as a model for others
  • Planning, developing and implementing programs to advance the Digital Technologies Curriculum in Education
  • Involving the community in an initiative or program to facilitate partnerships around Digital Technologies Curriculum
  • Innovating in the application of the Digital Technologies Curriculum
Lorraine Cusens from QSITE

Lorraine Cusens from QSITE

2019 Digital Technologies Teacher of the Year Award Winner

Award citation coming soon.