AWARDS

We honor MACUL members who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in implementing the use of technology to improve education.

2023 MACUL Awards Information and Guidelines

We are excited to release the information and guidelines for the 2023 Award Nominations. Current MACUL board members, Learning Area Delegates and Sponsors are not eligible for the MACUL Awards. We hope that these procedures will encourage people to nominate themselves or others for:

  • Innovative Teacher– (must be a certified PK-12 classroom teacher)
  • Innovative Leader – (must be a non-classroom educator, such as an ISD employee, technology or curriculum staff in a district, tech integration coaches, caregiver or student, etc.)
  • Innovative District(must be a district within the realm of PK-12)
  • Innovative Technology Professional – (must be a non-classroom employee working in an educational setting, such as an ISD employee or technology staff)

All nominations are due by Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST.

Links to Important Info:

A PK-12 classroom teacher that effectively uses and integrates technology to support teaching and learning in the classroom. It should include the following:

  • Who is being nominated? Provide the name of nominee 
  • Why are they being nominated? Provide us with a brief statement of no more than 300 words sharing why you believe this person deserves the award. As an alternative, you may provide a link to a video of no more than 90 seconds of you sharing your thoughts.
  • Two artifacts that demonstrate how technology is used to enhance the teaching and learning in the nominee’s classroom. These artifacts may be videos(no more than 90 seconds), images, websites, descriptions, examples of work, narratives, video narratives(no more than 90 seconds) or any combination of those. 

An individual who leads outside of the classroom and supports effective use of technology for teaching and learning. It should include the following:

  • Who is being nominated? Provide the name of nominee 
  • Why are they being nominated? Provide us with a brief statement of no more than 300 words sharing why you believe this person deserves the award. As an alternative, you may provide a link to a video of no more than 90 seconds of you sharing your thoughts.
  • Please provide two artifacts that demonstrate how technology is used to enhance the teaching and learning in the nominee’s school district. These artifacts may be videos(no more than 90 seconds), images, websites, descriptions, examples of work, narratives, video narratives(no more than 90 seconds) or any combination of those.  Only the first two artifacts will be reviewed.

A district who models the use of technology to support learning within the school or greater community. The nomination should include the following:

  • General description of the district
  • Brief Statement about why the district deserves the award. (200 to 300 word limit or no longer than 90 second video.)
  • 1-2 artifacts that demonstrate how technology is used to enhance the learning process for those involved in the school district. These artifacts may be videos(no more than 90 seconds), images, descriptions, written or video narratives(no more than 90 seconds), examples of work or any combination of those. Remember, these artifacts are painting a picture or making a case for why the nominated district deserves this award.

An individual who supports and/or leads the technology infrastructure of a classroom, building, or district. This person may be - but is not limited to - a front line technician that responds to help desk tickets, an engineer, or technology director The nomination should include the following:

  • General description of the innovative technology professional
  • Brief Statement about why the innovative technology professional deserves the award. (200 to 300 word limit or no longer than 90 second video.)
  • Please provide 1-2 artifacts that demonstrate how the individual supports the educational technology infrastructure for educators. Identify what makes this candidate stand out from the others. These artifacts may be videos(no more than 90 seconds), images, written descriptions, examples of work, or any combination of those. Remember, these artifacts are painting a picture expressing what makes this person innovative in their role as someone who makes the classroom instruction possible. Only the first two artifacts will be reviewed.

Here’s How it Works

We are currently accepting applications for Membership Nomination based Awards. Apply Here by October 3!

Awards Nominations

Each year the MACUL Awards relies on our members to nominate the great work and leadership for our awards. You must be a member to be an award winner

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2022 Awards Nominations are NOW OPEN

Previous Winners

2021

President’s Award – MAET, How quickly they reacted to providing free professional development for K-16 educators around remote learning through their online course.  Many educators took advantage of this in getting started with remote learning.
MACUL Innovative Teacher – Natalie Anderson, 5th grade teachers,  Heritage School/Saline Area Schools, portfolio
MACUL Innovative Leader – Emily Sicilia, Professional Learning Services Manager MVU, portfolio
MACUL Innovative District – Detroit Public Schools Community District, Key Contact/Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, portfolio
Frank Miracola –  Delbert Pike from Ionia Public Schools

  • Kristina Martin, Digital Leader Award.
  • Jennifer Bond, Technology Using Teacher Award.
  • Chris Burnett and Jim Wenzloff, President’s Award.
  • Daryl McLeese, Frank Miracola 21Things Educational Excellence Award
  • Tammy Maginity and Kevin ClarkMaking IT Happen Award

 

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  • Christine Schneider, Digital Leader Award.
  • Karen Bosch, Technology Using Teacher Award.
  • MICROSOFT, President’s Award.
  • Julia Lengemann, Frank Miracola 21Things Educational Excellence Award
  • Pam Shoemaker and Cresta WrightMaking IT Happen Award

  • Kindy Segovia, Digital Leader Award.
    Kindy is an Assistive Technology Supervisor at the Kent Intermediate School District in Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Jenna Gaiownik, Student Technology Award.
    Jenna is a student at Athens High School in Troy, MI.
  • Angie Dressander, Technology Using Teacher Award.
    Angie is a First Grade Teacher at St. Stephen School in Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Jenell Leonard, President’s Award.
  • Kathryn Grunow, Frank Miracola 21Things Educational Excellence Award

    • Steve Denniston, Digital Leader Award
    • Edith Erickson, Technology Using Teacher Award
    • Gull Lake Arduino Project, Student Technology Award
    • Tony Vitale and CDW-G, President’s Award
    • Kay Wejrowski, Frank Miracola 21Things Educational Excellence Award
  • Joanna Van Raden, Outstanding Technology-Using Pre K-12 Classroom Teacher
  • Andrew Steinman, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator
  • Shannon Degan, Technology Coordinator of the Year
  • Tosha Miller and Julie Leach, runner-up of the Outstanding Technology-Using Pre K-12 Classroom Teacher
  • Jillian Johnson, runner-up of the Outstanding Technology-Using Educator
  • Erin Klein, Outstanding Technology-Using Pre-K-12 Teacher
  • Brad Wilson, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator
  • Nancy Conn, Outstanding Technology-Using Pre-K-12 Teacher Runner Up
  • Amy Dirlam, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator Runner Up
  • Michael Roland, Technology Coordinator of the Year
  • Kevin Emmons, Frank Miracola 21 Things Educational Excellence Award
  • Hilary Goldmann, President’s Award
  • Nicholas Provenzano, Outstanding Technology-Using Pre-K-12 Teacher
  • Melissa White, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator
  • Jacqueline Leiker, Outstanding Technology-Using Pre-K-12 Teacher Runner Up
  • Dan Spencer, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator Runner Up
  • Kris YoungTechnology Coordinator of the Year
  • Sylvia Tillman, Frank Miracola 21 Things Educational Excellence Award
  • Amber Kowatch, Outstanding Technology-Using Pre-K-12 Teacher
  • Anne Thorp, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator
  • Ashley McDonald, Outstanding Technology-Using Pre-K-12 Teacher Runner Up
  • Jim Peterson, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator Runner Up
  • Matthew CookTechnology Coordinator of the Year
  • Shauna Coleman, Frank Miracola 21 Things Educational Excellence Award
  • Tasha Candela, Outstanding Technology-Using Pre-K-12 Teacher
  • Lori Wetzel, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator
  • Jennifer Omo, Outstanding Technology-Using Pre-K-12 Teacher Runner Up
  • David Hundt, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator Runner Up
  • Brandon Waggoner, Technology Coordinator of the Year
  • Judy Hornberger, Frank Miracola 21 Things Educational Excellence Award
  • Megan Whitmore, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher
  • Janine Lim, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator
  • Dayna M. Lang, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher Runner Up
  • Connie Weber, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator Runner Up
  • Todd Neibauer, Technology Coordinator of the Year
  • Andy Losik, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher
  • Elizabeth Allen, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator
  • Stacey Schuh, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher Runner Up
  • Matinga Ragatz, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator Runner Up
  • Michael Toschi, Technology Coordinator Award of Excellence
  • Marilyn Western, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher
  • Wendy Nowak, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator
  • Andrea Townsend, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher Runner Up
  • Dan Vos, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator Runner Up
  • Beverly Knox-Pipes, Technology Coordinator Award of Excellence
  • Carole Colburn, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher
  • Karen Mosier, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator
  • Joseph Rommel, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher Runner Up
  • Scott Piestrak, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator Runner Up
  • Merry Ellen Eason, Technology Coordinator Award of Excellence
  • Amanda Harthun, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher
  • Ronald Sniderman, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator
  • Carol Colburn, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher Runner Up
  • Julia VanderMolen, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator Runner Up
  • Sid Holodnick, Technology Coordinator Award of Excellence
  • Julie Myrmel, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher
  • Robert Leneway, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator
  • Jason Lundin, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher Runner Up
  • Barbara Fardell, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator Runner Up
  • Anne Proulx, Technology Coordinator Award of Excellence
  • Debra Falk, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher
  • Dennis Squires, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator
  • Christine Brakenberry, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher Runner Up
  • John Shaw, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator Runner Up
  • Dale Bartow, Technology Coordinator Award of Excellence
  • Cindy Liscow, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher
  • Cynthia Hopkins, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator
  • Margaret Lincoln, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator Runner Up
  • Donna Eberle, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher Runner Up
  • Sharon Richards, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher
  • Larry Weslock, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator
  • Melissa White, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator Runner Up
  • Jeffery Robinson, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher Runner Up
  • Mary Whyte, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher
  • Gail Stewart, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator
  • Matthew J. Geiger, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator Runner Up
  • Sharon L. Pollice, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher
  • Carol Chrisinske, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator
  • Robert Ulrich, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator Runner Up
  • Nancy L. Gutman, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher Runner Up
  • Carolyn J. McCarthy, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher
  • Eileen Heasley, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator
  • Dr. Howard Poole, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator Runner Up
  • Patricia Stapleton, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher Runner Up
  • Michael Champion, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher
  • Maggie Thelen, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator
  • Linda McConville, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher Runner Up
  • Nancy Bloomquist, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator Runner Up
  • Mary Garrett, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator
  • Diane Zoellmer, Outstanding Technology-Using Classroom Teacher
  • Lisa Martinico, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator
  • Michael A. Smith, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator Runner Up
  • Judy Hoebeck, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator
  • Mary Garrett, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator Runner Up
  • Cecile Jensen, Outstanding Technology-Using Educator Runner Up

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