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CECA now offers TWO awards to its CECA Members. Please see below for more information. Both applications are now open and due by March 30, 2018.

The Connecticut Educators Computer Association
annually grants up to three awards of $1,000 each
to recognize excellence in the integration of technology
into classroom learning.

Applications Now Open - Deadline March 30, 2018

$1,000 is given to the individual teachers to be used as they wish.
In the event of a team application, the monetary award will be divided equally among the individuals.


Any public or private school educator in Connecticut may apply for a CECA Educator Award. Teams or individuals may submit proposals for recognition of work that has made use of computer technology (in conjunction with other technologies) to positively impact the learning of students and must clearly address at least one of the ISTE Standards for Students. The learning can be in any domain (affective, cognitive, or motor), in any curriculum area, at any level in grades K-12. It may be aimed at the professional development of teachers if a clear link to improved learning of students can be shown. The work must clearly support the CECA Vision of:

Promoting Effective 21st Century Educational Technologies for Connecticut

Members of the CECA Board of Directors or their immediate family members will not be eligible for the award. Winners in any one year will not be eligible for an award the following year. Please note that this award is for work completed or in progress. It is not a grant for future work.


In addition to this Award CECA is now offering an additional award to its CECA members:

The ISTE - Making IT Happen Award - Apply Here

Awarded by CECA

Deadline March 30, 2018

The Making IT Happen Award honors outstanding educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students.

Please take the time to self-nominate or nominate an individual that fits the following description. The individual must be a CECA member who:

  • Improves teaching and learning to create far-reaching, impactful change in the field of educational technology

  • Applies current technology in new and innovative ways

  • Has a direct impact on student achievement and success

  • Fosters and promotes technology integration within the school and/or district

  • Is a forward thinker who understands the process of change

  • Inspires, encourages and nurtures students and colleagues

One individual will be chosen and recognized at the CECA Annual Dinner in June 2018.

CECA will provide a paid registration for the ISTE 2018 June Conference in Chicago.

ISTE will provide a Making IT Happen jacket, a pin, a certificate, a one-year Basic ISTE membership and promotional materials.



2017 Award  Winners

2016 Award Winners

2015 Award Winners

2014 Award Winners

2013 Award Winners

2012 Award Winners

2011 Award Winners

2010 Award Winners

2009 Award Winners

2008 Award Winners

2007 Award Winners

2006 Award Winners

Questions concerning CECA Awards may be directed to: AwardsChair@CECACT.org

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