About the Fred Podolski Leadership and Innovation in Technology Awards

  • Fred PodolskiThis award is named in memory of Nassau BOCES’ longtime director of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology. Mr. Podolski was a firm believer in the impact technology could have on student learning. He was also the founder of the Long Island Technology and Education Summit.

    Visionary Award (Administrator)
    This award is given to an educational administrator who has demonstrated vision, leadership and support of technology initiatives. The nominee should have a clear record of driving the use of technology, a demonstrated ability to identify future needs and a passion for serving the educational needs of students and teachers within their school district.

    Most Innovative Use of Technology (Classroom Teacher)

    The “Most Innovative Use of Technology” award is given to one classroom teacher that has demonstrated creative, unique and resourceful use of technology in the classroom. The nominee should have a clear record of making a positive impact on his or her students’ achievement, school and community through exemplary classroom teaching.

    Status of nominations and notification
    The 2019 Long Island Technology and Education Summit Planning committee will review the nominations and will notify the selected nominees and their nominators in June 2019. Honorees will be recognized at the Long Island Technology and Education Summit to be held on October 18, 2019, at the Hilton Long Island/Huntington.

    For additional information, please contact Karen Schmid, Media Development Coordinator, at kschmid@wsboces.org.