Nominations are currently closed

ISTE recognizes 20 individuals who are up and coming and are already making a difference through their work. Winners have exemplified excellence through projects or artifacts that others can replicate. Nominations and applications are accepted starting in December. Winners:

  • Demonstrate the ability to both deliberately plan for and apply technology to improve the educational setting.
  • Continuously improve their professional practice through the exploration of new techniques and the consistent evaluation and reflection on current practices.
  • Share their work as a model that reflects ISTE’s mission to innovate teaching and learning, accelerate good practice and solve tough problems in education.

Award-winning examples may be executing a new professional development program for their staff, developing game-based curriculum for their students, or integrating global collaboration and social responsibility into their work.

Award Timeline

December 7, 2021: Nominations begin
January 31, 2022: Nominations end
February - March, 2022: Nominations reviewed
May 2022: Winners notified

ISTE 20 to Watch Award winners receive:

  • An engraved award acknowledging the recipient’s outstanding achievement
  • A one-year premium individual ISTE membership ($295 value)
  • A complimentary registration to ISTELive 22 Virtual ($225 value)
  • Recognition at ISTELive 22
  • Recognition in ISTE publications and on the website
  • Opportunities to contribute to the field (blog, magazine, other opportunities)