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Recognition for Your Innovation
20 to Watch
Who are the "20 to Watch"?
Established in 2006 as a part of the 20th anniversary celebration of NSBA's Technology and Learning Conference, the program identifies emerging education technology leaders who have the potential to impact the field for the next 20 years.
While primarily focused on K-12 teachers, administrators, and school board members, nominations are also invited from higher education, policy, association, and industry organizations. Meet the 2016 "20 to Watch" honorees.
Digital School Boards Survey
Who Are the Digital School Boards?
The Survey recognizes school districts and school boards across the U.S. who have been exceptionally successful in using technology to improve:
- Interactions with students, parents, and community
- District governance
- District operations
Participation in the survey is open to all U.S. public school districts, which compete for recognition within three enrollment categories: 3,000 students or less; 3,000-12,000 students; and 12,000 students or more.
Districts which demonstrate the most comprehensive use of digital standards are chosen as the top ten-ranking districts.
What is the Showcase?
The Technology Innovation Showcase is a bridge between the exciting entrepreneurial activities underway in the K-12 market and school board members and district leaders. Learn more
Who Does the Showcase Honor?
Designed to build awareness of innovations and emerging technologies in the education market, the Showcase highlights six companies each year that represent a sample of innovative solutions positively impacting one of four key areas of the K-12 enterprise:
- Teaching and learning
- Administrative operations
- Parental outreach
- Community engagement
Check back here for more information—nominations will be opening soon.
Since 1992, select school districts have been honored by NSBA's Technology Leadership Network (TLN) for their technology achievements each year.
Who Are the Salute Districts?
Salute Districts exemplify the good things that can happen when technology is well-implemented:
- Collaboration and teamwork
- Continuous improvement
- Parental engagement
- Seamless integration of technology across district operations and the curriculum
- Support of all students
This recognition frequently provides national press coverage for the Salute Districts.
TLN Trailblazer Award
First given in 2002, the Trailblazer Award is reserved for previous TLN Salute Districts that have surpassed their first recognition.
Districts Trailblazer has recognized
- 2002: Henrico County Public Schools, Virginia, for establishing the largest district laptop program in the nation.
- 2004: Community Consolidated School District #15, Illinois, recognizing its special accomplishment as a Malcolm Baldrige Award winner.
- 2006: Calcasieu Parish Public Schools, Louisiana, for comprehensive technology planning that allowed the district to serve students, faculty, and community after Hurricane Rita.
Has your district accomplished something extraordinary since your initial recognition as a TLN Salute District? Please describe the new initiative in an email to Ann Flynn.