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Sharing the ways technology transforms teaching and learning.

ISTE's Making IT Happen Awards

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.

Award recipients are educators who:

  • Apply available technology now.
  • Move forward and don't look back.
  • See students are real people.
  • Teach through relationships, inspiring, encouraging, and nurturing.
  • Recognize that further change is necessary, but understand that it is a process.
  • Realize that teacher empowerment is the key element to technology that is a process.
  • expect success.
  • Motivate through awareness and access to information.

2016 Award Winners are 

John Martin and Donna Dennis!

We skyped with John to let him know he won! Donna described why he was nominated for the award. Then we had a surprise for Donna! She was the other winner! Congratulations to both!


Each winner receives a jacket, certificate and a feather boa (tradition).

Click here for more photos and videos of the Award Ceremony.

Past NHSTE Award Winners

2015 - Ina Ahern and Kathy Malsbenden

2014 - Deb Boisvert and Bill Carozza 

2013 - Maria Knee and Mike Wakefield

2012 - Roy Bailey and Glen Page

2011 - Cyndi Dunlap and Cathy Higgins


For more information, click here to visit ISTE's Making IT Happen Awards Page.


Making IT Happen Award winners from all over the nation at the ISTE 2015 Awards Celebration Luncheon. Image courtesy of ISTE.

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