Virginia Society for Technology in Education

Making IT Happen

Honoring Technology Leaders Around the World

Making IT Happen is an internationally recognized awards program for educators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools. The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation. The program is coordinated by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). 

Nominations may be made to the Board of Directors who will vote on all nominations.  Recipients will be recognized at the VSTE Annual Conference according to ISTE guidelines. The award will only be given if the nominee meets the criteria set by ISTE. You can learn more about the award at the website.

Since its inception, the program has grown into an internationally recognized awards program highlighting the dramatic role various educators, from the Secretary of Education to the classroom teacher, play in the learning process using high quality technology in the classroom. Designed for educators, the program identifies educational technology leaders around the world and rewards those individuals for their commitment and innovation. Since the program’s inception in 1995, more than 300 pink jackets (black for men) have been awarded to outstanding educational leaders!

VSTE has nominated the following winners:

Bill Warrick (2013)

John Hendron (2012)

Janene Gorham (2011)

Daniel Arkin (2009)

Barrie Owen (2009)

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