Awards & Recognition
We’re lucky to work with many exceptional leaders and districts, and every year we recognize several of them with our annual awards. Awards are given to individuals and teams who demonstrate outstanding vision in K-12 education technology. If you know a great leader, be sure to nominate him or her for the Withrow CTO Award, Team Award, or the new Community Leadership Award for Digital Equity. Self-nominations are also encouraged.
All award winners are recognized at CoSN’s Annual Conference and receive complimentary conference registrations, honoraria, and media coverage.
Nominations for the 2017 awards will be open from October 11 – November 18, 2016. CoSN’s Awards committee will review all nominations and notify the winners in January 2017.
This award was created to encourage and recognize those districts that are working to eliminate inequities and narrow the access gap. Also, learn more about our Digital Equity Student Video Challenge.
This award recognizes an exceptional district CTO who serves as a technology champion and whose leadership has been transformative for his or her school system.
The Team Award honors a district leadership team for its transformative impact on ed tech and its work to improve student learning.
This award recognizes an elected or appointed official for his or her achievements in advocacy and policy to promote the use of K-12 education technology. In some years, a similar award, the Partnerships that Matter Award, is given to an organization (rather than an individual) which has been a public service champion.
The Private Sector Champion award honors an individual from the private sector for outstanding service to the education technology community.
This award honors a volunteer who has provided exemplary support to CoSN in a volunteer capacity, including on our committees or state chapters. We also honor several of our volunteers with induction into the CoSN Volunteer Hall of Fame.
This award recognizes a CoSN member’s lifelong contribution to technology and education. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be granted only when a deserving member is identified by CoSN.
CoSN sometimes recognizes members outside the structure of our formal awards program. Current recognition opportunities include:
We created the NextGeneration Leaders program to recognize and support emerging leaders in education technology. If you have been in the industry for no more than 5 years, this is the program for you!