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Purpose: NELMS seeks to recognize individuals or groups who utilize meaningful technology to enhance student learning at the middle level.

Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrates technology as an essential component of meaningful learning for young adolescents
  • Reflects fundamental ideas contained in the middle level school documents, Turning Points 2000,
    This We Believe, and Breaking Ranks in the Middle.
  • Demonstrates how the NETS-S (National Educational Technology Standards for Students) standards were addressed. (See

Examples: The selection committee will consider projects such as, but not limited to:

  • Classroom instruction that integrates technology (including unified arts, and special education)
  • Web sites (including podcasts, blogs, and message boards)
  • School or community activities integrating technology

Application Process/Deadline: The application must include the following materials submitted as one packet. The Nominator must collect and send all materials in one packet to:

NELMS, 120 Water Street, Suite 403, North Andover, MA 01845 .

The Packet must be received by 4:30pm on January 6, 2014.

  • A statement of 1,250 words or less, describing how the work meets the criteria
  • Digital evidence that illustrates the intent and key components of the project submitted on a CD-ROM, a hyperlink to a Web site, video, or other similar media
  • Three letters of support: one from a student or group of students, one from a teacher not involved in the project, and one from a building administrator

Nomination Form for Technology Award pdf

Recognition: Recipients will be recognized at the Sunday banquet at our Annual Conference and in Mid Lines, the NELMS Newspaper. This recipient(s) will also receive a two-day registration to the Annual Conference and be recognized in MIdLines, the NELMS newspaper and will be listed on the web site.

Previous Recipients:

The 2011-2012 and third winner since the inception of the Technology Award is:
Priscilla Camarda, Henry K. Oliver School, Lawrence, MA