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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, 2015.

  • 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.

The recipient will also be invited to present the award to the 2016 award winner along with a voucher to attend the 2016 Annual Conference.

Previous Recipients:

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