Win An Online Learning Award Presented By ISTE And Global SchoolNet


In my mid week blogs I like to make you area of resources, sites, and opportunities available to educators intent on bringing Twenty-first Century skills to their classroom. This week I would like to introduce you to ISTE’s SIGOL and an amazing opportunity! First, ISTE (International Society For Technology In Education) is the largest educational oragnization of its type in the world and is famous for conventions that number over 18,000 attendees and for its well known NETS standards. In fact, I will be facilitating an ISTE Webinar on May 12, 2010. Please consider this an invitation to join me! SIGOL (Online Learning Special Interest Group) is one of ISTE’s  longest running and most exciting special interest groups. The other long time sponsor, Global SchoolNet, is excited about you taking part!  As a SIGOL member, I invite you to consider an opportunity to be awarded for the hard work you may have actually already done! Please take a look and, as always,  feel free to follow me on twitter (@mjgorman), I will return the favor and we can learn from each other. Also, you are invited to explore a wealth of free resources at my 21centuryedtech Wiki! Enjoy your week and please keep reading to learn about this awesome opportunity.


Have you and your students been involved in an original, online learning activity?  Perhaps you have created a class wiki or blog, communicated with other schools, teleconferenced with an author, created an awesome online project, or initiated a creative use of educational technology on the web. If so, I  encourage you to enter the 2010 SIGOL Online Learning Award competition. Since 1991, ISTE’s Online Learning Special Interest Group (SIGOL), has recognized creative teachers for their pioneering use of the web to provide innovative learning opportunities for school-aged students K–16. Read about past recipients. Any activity performed between February of 2009 and June 1, 2010 is eligible. The last day for submission is March 31, 2010.  The awards, which will be announced shortly after, in April of 2010, include great professional development opportunities. This link provides more information about this exciting award.

The first  place winner receives a $500 cash award, free conference registration worth $277 to ISTE’s annual conference and exposition in Denver Colorado, June 27—June 30, 2010,  a one year ISTE membership worth  $92 and a priceless invitation to present the project at ISTE’s annual conference. There are also two other great awards for both second and third place winners. While membership is not required, I recommend membership in  ISTE, an excellent organization supporting technology integration and Twenty-first Century skills,  and SIGOL which can be joined for free after paying registration for ISTE membership. Also take a look at the outstanding work being accomplished by the people at Global SchoolNet. It is a great site that wants to include you in  some real neat online classroom projects! Please take a moment to read about this prestigious award offered by ISTE, SIGOL, and Global SchoolNet. Perhaps you are already facilitating a potential winner! As you consider, take the time to pass this posting on to others who may be interested!

Thanks for joining me for another week of 21st Century opportunities in education. Perhaps I will be learning about your unique web and online program when you present your winning entry at ISTE2010. Hope to see you there, and also online at SIGOL, a great ISTE community and Global SchoolNet, a place to connect your classroom to the world!. As always feel free to follow me on twitter (@mjgorman). I will return the favor and we can learn from each other. Also you are invited to explore a wealth of free resources at my 21centuryedtech Wiki!  Enjoy your week! – Mike

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3 responses to “Win An Online Learning Award Presented By ISTE And Global SchoolNet

  1. Thanks so much Mike for promoting the Online Learning Award as well as SIGOL. One other thing to mention is that this award is co-sponsored by Global SchoolNet with SIGOL. Check out their website at http://www.globalschoolnet.org/.

    Looking forward to seeing you at ISTE2010 and continuing working with you too! Thanks again for all that you do!

    Anita Harris
    Vice-President, SIGOL
    http://bit.ly/sigolwiki
    http://bit.ly/sigolfacebookgroup
    http://bit.ly/sigoltwitter
    http://bit.ly/sigolning

  2. Anita Harris

    Thanks Mike for adding Global SchoolNet to your post. The tracking now shows over 2500 clicks as of this morning! Your blog post will surely add more. So many educators across our nation and world are doing great projects online either locally or globally. This award allows them to showcase their hard work and dedication and more importantly, their students. After all, our students are why we do what we do, right? So, go for it educators!

    • Anita,

      The work you are doing both at SIGOL and in your part of the country is awesome! Thanks for sharing the links and I will continue to promote the great efforts of SIGOL and ISTE! Also, thanks for pointing out that outstanding partnership with http://www.globalschoolnet.org
      I am looking forward to hearing from you as you have a chance to look over some of the entries! I would enjoy the opportunity to showcase them in this blog! Thanks so much for sharing and all of your hard work! – Mike

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