Excellence in Technology Enabled Learning

Why Technology? 

This award will be given to educators that leverage technology to transform their student’s experience, drive innovation, accelerate learning, and increase access with open-source knowledge exchanges. The Technology Enabled Learning Award will help supercharge the implementation of these practices to new or existing program and will focus on providing funding to expand access to many more classrooms and students across Colorado. The goal is to fund smarter, more inspired experiences for all students through practical teaching solutions rooted in possibility.


Who's Eligible?

Any person or group of people working in a public school or school district, including public charter and CMOs.

What are the Critical Components?

  • What new technologies or materials are you incorporating into your teaching?
  • How do these tools enhance your students learning experience, drive innovation, entrepreneurialism, and accelerate learning?
  • How are you sharing these practices with other educators and students?

What is the Selection Process?

Coaching Workshops: Colorado Succeeds and mindSpark Learning are pleased to offer a summer coaching workshop for educators interested in practicing their pitch and refining their ideas with business leaders and other education innovators. 

Application: Applicants are required to submit a 2-minute video pitch and 500-word written application addressing the critical components of the award.

Review & Finalist Selection: Video pitches will be reviewed by a selection committee of education, business, and philanthropic leaders in Colorado. The committee will identify 5 finalists for a live-pitching event in Denver.

Live Pitch: During the live-pitch, finalists will need to present their work to the selection committee in a shark-tank-style pitch as well as participate in several minutes of Q&A.

Live Reveal: The $15,000 prize winner will be announced at The Succeed Prize live reveal celebration (2019 date TBD). Finalists and winners will be asked to participate in storytelling and a professional development campaign to highlight their work throughout the year.

Selection Committee

The Selection Committee supports the application review process, participates in the live pitch event, and determines winners in the Excellence in Technology Enabled Learning Award, Sponsored by Arrow Electronics.

Jennifer Arzberger
Corporate Trainer, Ping Identity

Brooke Borgen
President, Borgen Consulting

Tom Brinegar
Vice President & CFO, PEAK Resources

Sarah Burns
Associate Program Officer, Walton Family Foundation

Kelly Collins
Senior Community Relations Representative, Lockheed Martin

Mark Endry
Vice President of Global Enterprise Services, Arrow Electronics

Sierra Fowler
Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist, Arrow Electronics

John Hourigan
Vice President of Global Communications, Arrow Electronics

Adri Jones-McMeekin
Director of Internal Communications, Arrow Electronics

Cindy Kellogg
Director of Community Relations, 9NEWS

Rachel Lamb
Teacher, Stedman Elementary in Denver; 2018 Henry Ford Teacher Innovator Award Grand Prize Winner

Steven Lamb
Teacher, Joe Shoemaker Elementary in Denver; 2017 Henry Ford Teacher Innovator Award Grand Prize Winner

Jason Lewis
Financial Advisor, Raymond James

Meg Nguyen
Trading Analyst, Xcel Energy

Matt Schwartz
Chief Technology Officer, Sage Hospitality

Michael Simpson

Kent Smith
Vice President of Sales, Arrow Electronics

Joe Verrengia
Director of Global Corporate Social Responsibility, Arrow Electronics

Alex West
Manager of Global Corporate Social Responsibility, Arrow Electronics

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