PAECT seeks to recognize and celebrate the talents and contributions of individuals who continually exceed expectations in their service. The Board of PAECT appreciates your help as we strive to connect, develop, lead and advocate for educational technology in Pennsylvania through the nomination of these deserving individuals.
We thank you for your assistance in identifying individuals who go above and beyond, contribute more than expected, serve as models of excellence, and inspire us all to achieve.
Feel free to contact me, Brandon Lutz at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the awards or the process.
PAECT Past President
Click the name of the award to be taken to the submission page.Ero W. Davidson Award
Mary C. Renner/Ron Bennett Achievement Award
An award presented for outstanding accomplishments by a member of the Association in the field of communications in Pennsylvania.
PAECT Special Award
Presented to honor an outstanding contribution by a member to the Association.
Friend of PAECT Award
An award presented to a present, past or non-member who has made a recent particular contribution to the field of communications.
An award presented to a non-member for distinctive service to the Association.
Paul W. Welliver Outstanding Student Award
An award presented for long and successful service in the field of communications by a present or past member of PAECT or its parent organization.
Outstanding Teacher of the Year
An award presented to honor an outstanding graduate student who is a member of the Association.
Outstanding Leader of the Year
This award recognizes and honors one teacher who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education. As an ISTE affiliate, PAECT nominate an individual from our state to be recognized for one of the ISTE OUTSTANDING TEACHER & LEADER AWARDS.
Outstanding Technical Support Person Award
This awards recognizes and honors one educational/technology leader who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education. As an ISTE affiliate, PAECT nominate an individual from our state to be recognized for one of the ISTE OUTSTANDING TEACHER & LEADER AWARDS.
PA Public Policy Advocate of the Year
Each year PAECT wishes to honor the performance of exemplary support personnel who make significant contributions to the successful use of technology in a district or IU or on a campus by providing exceptional technical support.
PAECT Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Award
Each year, PAECT attempts to identify a PAECT member who has provided leadership and mentored others in advocating for education technology policy at the local, state, regional, national and/or international level.
PAECT seeks to present the PAECT Chief Technology Officer Award to an individual who is a pioneer and champion of the uses of technology in K12 education through Leadership, Community Building, Innovative Use of Technology, Creation of Partnerships and Impact on Learning.
If the awardee is also be a member of the PAECT CTL-SIG, which is the PA state chapter of CoSN, the awardee may also be submitted as the PAECT candidate for the CoSN Withrow Award. The CoSN Withrow Award goes to a deserving individual who has followed the model set forth by Frank Withrow. Frank has been a classroom teacher, early childhood educator, and Director of Research and Clinical Services for the Department of Children and Family Services for the state of Illinois. Frank was a long-standing member of the CoSN Board of Directors.
Making IT Happen
PAECT seeks to present the PAECT Empowered Superintendent Award to an individual who is an exceptional district Superintendent who serves as a true empowered leader, leveraging and championing technologies in the classroom and throughout the district to transform their school district.
School district Superintendents of all types of schools—public, charter, private, parochial, or independent—are eligible for the CoSN Empowered Superintendent Award. Applicants should be either a member of CoSN or AASA - The School Superintendents Association.
This award is offered according guidelines provided through ISTE. In addition, only nominees submitted by current or past PAECT Board members are considered.