Congratulations, to Hurricane Intermediate teacher Michael Eves who was selected as a 2021 UCET Innovative Teacher. UCET, Utah Coalition for Educational Technology, https://ucet.org has an annual conference for Utah teachers to implement and teach the use of Educational Technology across K-12 education. This year’s conference was held virtually online on Saturday, March 20.
This year UCET revamped the awards for this virtual year. Since our front-line classroom teachers have envisioned new ways to instruct, connect and virtually build their classrooms, one teacher in each district will be recognized as a UCET Innovative Teacher for 2021.
The Innovative Teaching Award recognizes teachers for supporting student learning through innovative teaching practices using technology. “Innovative teaching” employs teaching practices that are new or novel within the context of virtual or in-person classroom teaching that contribute to increased student learning. This award honors exceptional and innovative educators and raises awareness and exposure of the outstanding work being done by classroom teachers through innovative technology practices to create positive learning spaces during these unprecedented times.
The criteria for the Innovative Teaching Award include:
- Full time classroom teacher in 2020-2021 school year
- Innovativeness/novelty in approach
- Evidence of contribution to student learning