David Brazel, 2015 Teachers Excellence Recipient
iTE – Awards and Scholarships
Each year the iTE seeks to acknowledge the work of educators and pre-service teachers by awarding scholarships and awards for excellence.
The iTE Awards Coordinator and Secretary will evaluate each application according to the criteria set out on pages 3 and 4. Where the Awards Coordinator and Secretary cannot come to the agreement over the award winner/s, the President will make the final decision.
Announcement and presentation of the iTE Teacher Excellence Award will be carried out at the annual
iTE Teacher Education Awards
(for pre-service teachers)
Each year the iTE awards THREE scholarships to preservice teachers:
· Ruth and Peter Thompson Scholarship for a student at the Australian Catholic University
· Astrid and John Perdriau Scholarship for a student at Southern Cross University
· Paul Stewart Scholarship for a student at Newcastle University
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship a student must have completed or currently studying in their 3rd year of their teacher training course with the intention of becoming a teacher of Technology within the areas encompassed by Industrial Arts. Students must have obtained a passing grade in all subjects within the course.
Applicants must complete all FOUR parts of the application process, which should be completed using the online form/file upload:
1· Certified copies of university transcript
2· Certified copy of your year 3 practicum report
3· References (Max of 3 professional and/or personal. One reference must be from an academic teaching the course the applicant is currently enrolled in. Each reference must be no more than one A4 page)
4· A 500 word statement setting out their personal philosophy and commitment to Industrial Arts/Technology Education
AWARD APPLICATION LINK: 2020 applications open in JUNE
Teacher Excellence Award
The Institute of Technology Education (iTE) Teacher Excellence Award program was established to identify outstanding technology and engineering teachers who serve as role models for their colleagues and who could form a leadership core to affect change in the field.
The Institute of Technology Education (iTE) Teacher Excellence Award program was established to identify outstanding Technologies teachers who serve as models for their colleagues and who could form a leadership core to affect change in the field.
The iTE Teacher Excellence Award is one of the highest honours given to Technologies teachers. This award is presented in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the profession and their students. It provides public recognition for recipients deemed to possess outstanding qualities in Technologies education at the local through to international levels. We award one (1) Teacher Excellence Award to a Primary Teacher and up to three (3) Teacher Excellence Awards to Secondary Teachers each year.
Teachers who are nominated for the ITE Teacher Excellence Award should provide evidence they possess the following characteristics:
- Exemplary teaching characteristics including: subject-matter expertise, enthusiasm for teaching, sensitivity to student learning needs, and good communication skills.
- Sustained professional growth in Technologies education.
- Ability to engage students in a hands-on/minds-on approach to learning about, with and for technology and engineering.
- Ability to foster curiosity and generate excitement about learning to understand and apply technology and engineering concepts and practices.
- An understanding of the relationships between technology and engineering and other areas of study in the school.
- An experimental and innovative attitude in their approach to teaching.
- Involvement with the Institute of Technology Education and leadership within their faculty and/or school and/or the wider community
Submissions must be made to the Awards Coordinator and Secretary by email.
The Awards Coordinator email address is email@example.com
The Secretary’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is Eligible?
Candidates for the iTE Teacher Excellence Award are those who provide Technologies education of high quality, developing a deep knowledge and understanding of technology and engineering related content in their students. Mandatory requirements include:
The teacher must be nominated by an educator.
The teacher and nominator must be a current iTE member and have held membership for at least 3 years.
The teacher must be qualified to teach Technologies education and must be a full-time technology and engineering education teacher.
The teacher must have taught in a public or private high school for at least five (5) consecutive years prior to nomination.
For Secondary teachers – must have taught at least 3 of the following NESA syllabuses during the aforementioned five year period; Technology (Mandatory), Agricultural Technology, Design & Technology, Food Technology, Information & Software Technology, Information processes & Technology, Marine & Aquaculture Technology, Software Design & Development, Textiles Technology/& Design, and 1 of the following: Industrial Technology, Graphics Technology, or Engineering Studies.
For Primary teachers – must have delivered the Science & Technology syllabus with a specific focus on Outcomes: ST#-2DP-T; ST#-3DP-T; ST#-5LW-T; ST#-7MW-T; ST#-8PW-ST; ST39PW-T; and ST#-11DI-T.
The teacher’s direct supervisor must endorse the application.
The ITE will recognise only one teacher from each school per year.
The application for the ITE Teacher Excellence Award is to be completed using the following documentation and submitted to the ITE Awards Coordinator. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Applications must be completed using the attached form, with size 14 Arial font.
The ITE Awards Coordinator and Secretary will evaluate each application according to the criteria set out on pages 3 and 4. Where the Awards Coordinator and Secretary cannot come to an agreement over the award winner/s, the ITE President will make the final decision.
Applications for the ITE Teacher Excellence Award must be submitted to the Awards Coordinator by the October deadline. Announcement and presentation of the ITE Teacher Excellence Award will be carried out at the annual ITE conference.
Applicants must complete all parts of the application process, which should be completed using the online form/file upload.
Each application for the Teacher Excellence Award must submit the following materials to the Awards Coordinator and Secretary:
A completed Personal Data Form
Two (2) letters of support for the nomination – One from the Nominator and one from the applicant’s direct supervisor.
The iTE Teacher Excellence Award Documentation
Assessment task information (Secondary teachers) and student work samples.
Four (4) colour photos in .jpg format showing the applicant interacting with students.
Photo releases must be provided for any photos submitted.
Personal Data and Application Form
AWARD APPLICATION FORM: HERE
Historical Teachers Excellence Award Winners Include:
2019 – Fernando Pinget
2017 – Kobe Perdriau & Ronald Craig
2016 – Grant Byrne
2015 – Dave Brazel & Monique Dalli
“Bruce Leadbeatter Woodworking Award” for Teachers
Our students receive recognition for the work they do working with timber through the InTech and Shape displays, and the Wood Show Challenge. We would like to recognise the knowledge and skills our members display through the completion of your own timber based projects. This year the iTE is introducing the “Bruce Leadbeatter Woodworking Award” for members to recognise your mastery over timber as a material used in project construction. The project can be something that is made as a demonstration piece with a class or something you have made for your own professional development. To be eligible for entry you must:
be a current financial member of the iTE at the time of entry submission and announcement;
have begun and completed the project the same year of the application;
have used timber as the major material in the construction of the project;
provide photographic and/or video evidence of your project including:
- a minimum of three (3) photos of the final product,
- a minimum of two (2) photos of you making the project,
- a photo of you with your final product;
- provide a brief document (1-2 pages) describing the materials, processes, and joinery used;
- provide some background information about the maker and why the project was made (1 page).
Entries should be submitted to email@example.com by November 2020. You can submit more than one project. By submitting a project you agree that the information provided may be published by the ITE. Entrants will be judged, and the winners chosen, by the Woodworks Association of NSW.
Winners will be announced and presented their awards at the iTE annual conference and published in the iTE journal
Historical Bruce Leadbeatter Woodworking Award for Teachers recipients include:
2019 – Andrew Knight
“UpRising” – Design & Technology
A pilot program that offers senior high school design students the chance to connect with industry and business so they can accelerate their ideas, test their prototypes and promote their final solutions.
To contact the iTE click here: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to become a member of the ite then please go to our registration page
The Institute is managed by a council of management which meets 4 times a year. All members are welcome to attend council meetings. Contact the President or the site manager for details.
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