Naace has no doubt about the impact that ICT
can have on learning and teaching when used well by skilled and creative professionals. ICT
makes a real difference to learner’s achievement and engagement; it offers access to resources that would otherwise be beyond the reach of any school or college, it allows communication and collaboration beyond the physical and temporal limits of the classroom; it allows learners to think more clearly and see the world from another perspective. Naace has a long standing history of supporting those working in education to use ICT
to achieve the greatest possible impact, and now seeks to provide some formal recognition of outstanding work in this area.
Naace is eager that ‘learner outcomes’ be interpreted broadly and might include attainment, achievement, motivation, behaviour, attitudes and creativity, but should not be seen as restricted to these categories.
The categories for this year are:
- Local Community Impact - This award will recognise a project that can be demonstrated to have had a significant impact on an aspect of the school and its wider community of stakeholders.
- Global Community Impact - This award will recognise a project that can be demonstrated to have had a significant impact on an aspect of the school and global community.
- Leadership Impact - This award highlights the importance of the potential and impact of leadership.
- Early Years Impact - This award will recognise a project that articulates the impact and outcomes that applying technology appropriately can have in an early years setting.
- Primary Impact - Sponsored by Kudlian Software - This award will recognise a project that articulates the impact and outcomes that applying technology appropriately can have in a primary setting.
- Secondary Impact - This award will recognise a project that articulates the impact and outcomes that applying technology appropriately can have in a secondary setting.
- Inclusion Impact- Sponsored by Crick Software - This award will recognise excellence in the provision of a technology-enhanced learning experience that includes all.
- Curriculum Support Service Impact - Excellent customer service is assumed by this award, but to win it, it will be necessary to show how a third millennium curriculum has been accommodated in the service provided.
- Technical Support Service Impact - Excellent customer service and technical competence are assumed by this award, but to win it, it will be essential to demonstrate the key differences that the service has made to the learning opportunities and outcomes of young people.
- Lifetime Achievement Award - Winning this award is a measure of the esteem with which the Naace community holds the contribution that has been made to our mission of advancing education through the appropriate use of ICT. This award will be decided by Naace Board of Mangement. If you would like to put forward some-one to be considered for this award please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winners of each category will have their work recognised through this prestigious national award presented during the Naace Strategic Conference at the Marriott hotel in Leicester on Thursday 7 March and Friday 8 March 2013. In addition to this the winner will also receive:
Valuable software, hardware or subscription service from the sponsor of their individual award.
A specially commissioned plaque to keep.
One year’s complimentary membership of Naace.
The winners will also be invited to write a report about their work for inclusion in Naace’s Advancing Education journal. Nominate here!