Ohio Tech Awards

Nominations for 2020 open in August

ITIP Ohio, as the Ohio ISTE Affiliate, is pleased to offer two award programs annually:

  • Outstanding Technology-Using Teacher of the Year
  • Outstanding Technology-Using Administrator of the Year

Submission Deadline: January 10th, 2020

Awards announced: January 24th, 2020

Awards Ceremony: Awardees will be recognized at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference

Congratulations to the 2019 winners!

Mark Suter

Teacher, Elida High School

Russ Curtis

Technology Coordinator, Ripley Union Lewis Huntington School District

Eligibility and Application Information

  • Nominees must be currently employed by an educational institution in Ohio (K-12, higher ed or ESC). Current employees/staff from agencies represented by the ITIP Ohio Board officers are not eligible for nomination.
  • While nominations can touch on accomplishments that occur over the course of a nominee’s career, the primary focus of the nomination should be on the work and accomplishments that occurred during the current (2019-2020) and prior (2018-2019) year.
  • A committee will review the applications based on the criteria outlined in the rubrics. There is a rubric for teacher award nomination AND a rubric for administrator nomination in this document.

Roles to Consider

  • Classroom teacher
  • Principal
  • Assistant principal
  • Media specialist
  • Technology director/coordinator
  • Educational technology specialist/interventionist
  • Instructional coach
  • University/college professor
  • Superintendent


Once you choose the appropriate category for the nominee (teacher or administrator), please submit the following 3 items via email as a SINGLE PDF file:

    1. Completed nomination form
    2. Narrative, which is developed by responding DIRECTLY to the four (4) questions found in the appropriate rubric. Please limit the narrative to two single-spaced pages. Answer the 4 questions found in the appropriate rubric (either teacher or administrator rubric) to create the Narrative for the nomination.
    3. One (1) letter of recommendation from an administrator or professional peer.


How to Submit

All the above documents must be submitted as a SINGLE PDF file and emailed as an attachment to info@itipohio.org with "Nomination for 2020 ITIP Ohio ISTE Award" in the subject area of the email.

Awardees Receive

  • ITIP Ohio Award
  • Free registration to the 2020 Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC)
  • Recognition at award ceremony at 2020 OETC
  • Free registration for the 2020 ITIP Ohio Summit Featuring Google for Education at Kalahari Conference Center, Sandusky, Ohio.
  • One year ISTE Membership, an ISTE award certificate and an ISTE "Making IT Happen" jacket
  • The winner of ITIP Ohio's award is also designated as the Ohio representative for the ISTE Making IT Happen award program.

Please take the time to nominate and recognize someone from your school or district this year!

If you have any questions, please contact ITIP Ohio at info@ITIPOhio.org