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2021 Awards are Currently Closed

#1 - CECA Educator Award

The Connecticut Educators Computer Association annually grants up to three awards of $1,000 each to recognize excellence in the integration of technology into classroom learning. Projects that integrate many subjects and incorporate technology represent the future of education. CECA recognizes that technology is only a tool that enhances learning or the presentation of learning. Creative projects that show the power of technology through engaged learning are encouraged. $1,000 is given to the individual teachers for completed or on-going projects to be used as they wish. In the event of a team application, the monetary award will be divided equally among the individuals.


Any public or private school educator in Connecticut who are CECA Members may apply for a CECA Educator Award. Click here for Membership info. Teams or individuals may submit proposals for recognition of competed or on-going work that has made use of computer technology (in conjunction with other technologies) to positively impact the learning of students and must clearly address at least one of the ISTE Standards for Students. The learning can be in any domain (affective, cognitive, or motor), in any curriculum area, at any level in grades K-12. It may be aimed at the professional development of teachers if a clear link to improved learning of students can be shown. The work must clearly support the CECA Vision:

To transform learning and teaching so that all will develop their creativity and openness to new ideas through technology integration

Members of the CECA Board of Directors or their immediate family members will not be eligible for the award. Winners in any one year will not be eligible for an award the following year. Please note that this award is for work completed or on-going. It is not a grant for future work.

To make the process easier we are providing you with a working document for the majority of the application as well as a couple of samples.

(Samples published with permission of owner.)

Sample Application

Sample 1

Sample 2

In addition to this Award CECA is now offering an additional award to its CECA members:

#2 - The ISTE - Making IT Happen Award awarded by CECA

The Making IT Happen Award honors outstanding educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students.

Please take the time to self-nominate or nominate an individual that fits the following description. The individual must be a CECA member who:

  • Improves teaching and learning to create far-reaching, impactful change in the field of educational technology

  • Applies current technology in new and innovative ways

  • Has a direct impact on student achievement and success

  • Fosters and promotes technology integration within the school and/or district

  • Is a forward thinker who understands the process of change

  • Inspires, encourages and nurtures students and colleagues

One individual will be chosen and recognized at the CECA Annual Dinner.

CECA will provide a paid registration for the ISTE June Conference.

ISTE will provide a Making IT Happen jacket, pin, certificate, a one-year Basic ISTE membership and promotional materials.

Questions concerning CECA Awards may be directed to:

CECA is proud to share with you a synopsis of our previous Award Winners.


Into Focus: Increasing Student Engagement and Understanding Through Animation

District: Groton

School Name: Northeast Academy Arts Magnet School

Teacher: Ryan O'Connell Grade 5

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