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UCET 2020 Keynote

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Matt Miller

We are so excited to have Matt Miller as one of our UCET 2020 keynotes on Tuesday, March 10! After the keynote on Tuesday,  he will facilitate three follow-up spotlight sessions. 

Matt has spent more than a decade teaching technology-infused lessons in public schools. As an author, blogger and education speaker, he encourages teachers to free their teaching and revolutionize their classrooms with mindset, techniques and curriculum to serve today’s learners. With thousands of subscribers and visitors from more than 200 countries, Matt’s blog, DitchThatTextbook.com, is a well-respected source of ideas and insights about educational technology and creative teaching.

Matt hosts the weekly Google Teacher Tribe podcast with Kasey Bell.


Books by Matt Miller:

#UCET18 Teacher Grants

Written by Pam Turley on . Posted in Grants

Did you know that UCET awards grants of up to $1500 each year? The only requirements are to attend both days of the conference March 22-23 and apply for a grant requesting items from any of our generous vendors. Applications will open from March 23-April 19, 2018. 

Don’t miss our Over-the-Shoulder presentation at UCET spotlighting last year’s grant winners!

Recognize a Great Teacher or Leader by February 23

Written by Pam Turley on . Posted in #ucet18, Awards

Do you know an outstanding educator or school leader who deserves recognition? Nominations for all #UCET18 awards are open from now until Friday, February 23, 2018.  Award winners will be announced Thursday, March 22, 2018, at the opening session of #UCET18.

Submission Form for All Awards

UCET Awards

UCET Outstanding Teacher of the Year – This award recognizes and honors a teacher who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education. (PK-12 classroom teacher). $500 cash and plaque.

UCET Outstanding Leader of the Year – This award recognizes and honors a leader who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education. The nominee can be a principal, superintendent, school or district technology staff, regional technology trainer, etc. The one stipulation is that the nominee is not a PK-12 classroom teacher. They may have a teaching certificate but their current position is not as a classroom teacher. $500 cash and plaque.

UCET Outstanding Young Educator of the Year – This award will be presented to an outstanding young educator (under the age of 35) who demonstrates vision, innovation, action, and transformation using technology to improve teaching and learning. $250 cash and plaque.

ISTE Award

Making IT Happen Award – Making IT Happen is an internationally recognized awards program administered by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). This program honors educational technology educators and leaders for their commitment and innovation. ISTE sponsors the award, the jacket, and a press release about the award recipient. UCET sponsors a $500 cash award for the Making IT Happen recipient. Read more about this award here.

UCET must submit the Making IT Happen Award winner’s name and other information to ISTE well in advance to ensure that the Making IT Happen Award winner receives the coveted black (for men) or pink (for ladies) jacket.

#UCET18 Award Nominations Now Open

Written by Pam Turley on . Posted in #ucet18, 2018 Conference, Awards

Do you know an outstanding educator or school leader who deserves recognition? Nominations for all #UCET18 awards are open from now until Friday, February 23, 2018.  Award winners will be announced Thursday, March 22, 2018, at the opening session of #UCET18.

Submission Form for All Awards

UCET Awards

UCET Outstanding Teacher of the Year – This award recognizes and honors a teacher who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education. (PK-12 classroom teacher). $500 cash and plaque.

UCET Outstanding Leader of the Year – This award recognizes and honors a leader who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education. The nominee can be a principal, superintendent, school or district technology staff, regional technology trainer, etc. The one stipulation is that the nominee is not a PK-12 classroom teacher. They may have a teaching certificate, however their current position is not as a classroom teacher. $500 cash and plaque.

UCET Outstanding Young Educator of the Year – This award will be presented to an outstanding young educator (under the age of 35) who demonstrates vision, innovation, action, and transformation using technology to improve teaching and learning. $250 cash and plaque.

ISTE Award

Making IT Happen Award – Making IT Happen is an internationally recognized awards program administered by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). This program honors educational technology educators and leaders for their commitment and innovation. ISTE sponsors the award, the jacket, and a press release about the award recipient. UCET sponsors a $500 cash award for the Making IT Happen recipient. Read more about this award here.

UCET must submit the Making IT Happen Award winner’s name and other information to ISTE well in advance to ensure that the Making IT Happen Award winner receives the coveted black (for men) or pink (for ladies) jacket.