45 2005 National Technology Innovation Awards

 PDADC #45, 2004/05

MEMORANDUM

To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
From: Kenneth Bartlett, Office of Teaching Advancement
Date: January 14, 2005
Re: 2005 National Technology Innovation Awards


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Since 2003, The Learning Partnership has been recognizing the achievements of educators at publicly funded schools, colleges and universities in Ontario whose innovative approach has been instrumental
in building modern learning environments for students with its Technology Innovation Awards.  This year, the awards are expanding across Canada for the first time.

We encourage you to submit nominations for University of Toronto projects that meet the following criteria:

  • Nominated projects should focus on the innovative and creative use of technology and include areas such as:
     - blended learning environments;
     - knowledge transfer;
     - organizational learning;
     - professional development;
     - and/or the needs of special education students. 
  • Nominees may include teachers, media specialists, technology specialists, technology directors, or other innovative educators employed full time by the University of Toronto.
  • Nominated projects must have been in progress during the last 12 months. 
  • Nominated projects must demonstrate a measurable impact on student learning and achievement and have positively affected student engagement and/or student retention.

For more information on the awards and to view submissions from past winners, please visit:  http://www.thelearningpartnership.ca

The Office of Teaching Advancement (OTA) is coordinating all nominations for the University of Toronto and will be submitting them on behalf of our institution.  Please forward all nominations no later than 16
February 2005 to:

               Professor Ken Bartlett
               Director, Office of Teaching Advancement
               130 St. George Street
               Robarts Library, 4th Floor
               416-946-8534
               teaching.advancement@utoronto.ca