The QSITE Annual Awards celebrate the work of educators who make a significant contribution to the advancement of ICTs in schools. These awards are prestigious in their recognition of those highly involved with ICTs in Education in Queensland.
QSITE supports its members with unique opportunities for teachers to share accomplishments with other education professionals by offering:
The winners of the QSITE Awards are announced at the QSITE Annual General Meeting at the end of February each year. A list of previous award winners can be found at https://qsite.edu.au/awards/past-awards/ .
You are invited to nominate a teacher, coordinator or school leader at your institution or in your district for an award.
Nominees must be either Personal Members of QSITE or work in an educational institution that is an Institutional Member of QSITE.
There are four award categories:
The criteria for each of these awards is advertised each year. Nominating a colleague is a simple process: just complete a nomination form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the due date.
When a nomination for one of the Annual Award categories is received, the nominee will be contacted and asked to provide the following:
Acknowledge the great work of a colleague by nominating them for an award.
After receiving the nomination, QSITE will contact the nominee for further information.
This award is designed to acknowledge the work of a classroom-based educator who is achieving excellence in the teaching of the Australian Curriculum F-10 Digital Technologies subject. Nominees must be based in a school and be considered a member of the teaching staff of that school.
The QSITE Digital Technologies Teacher of the Year Award recognises teachers who:
The Educator of the Year Award is intended to recognise the importance of the work of teachers who are contributing to the use of ICTs in their schools. This award focuses on recognising the efforts of classroom-based educators. Nominees must be based in a school and be considered a member of the teaching staff of that school.
The QSITE Educator of the Year Award recognises teachers who:
The QSITE Emerging Leader Award is designed to recognise the contribution of teachers beginning to demonstrate ICT leadership and to encourage them to pursue their professional goals through their participation in QSITE.
The QSITE Emerging Leader Award recognises outstanding QSITE members who:
The QSITE Outstanding Leader Award is an award designed to recognise the contributions of those in leadership roles, managing the growth and direction of ICT within an educational setting. It recognizes significant advocacy, support and promotion of ICT in Education. Candidates will have had a distinguished career and proven inspirational achievement in leading the ICT in Education community.
The Award recognizes leaders who:
Life membership is a special honour bestowed in exceptional circumstances to long-serving QSITE members in recognition of the person’s active participation in the QSITE community and, as such, the person has made significant contributions to ICT education and leadership in schools in Queensland. This honour can only be granted by the serving QSITE Board.
Current Life Members: Peter Whitehouse (2018), Mark Holland (2016), Margaret Lloyd (2015), Paul Holland (2011), Lyn Allsop (2007), Michelle Williams (2003), Herb Coleman (2001), Donald Shingles (1998), Doug Carey, Paul Shield, Tony Hoepper and Laurie Vogler.