Recognition Programs


This showcase is designed to build awareness by highlighting six companies each year that represent a broad sample of innovative solutions positively impacting one of four key areas of the K-12 enterprise. NSBA's 1st Annual Technology Innovation Showcase conference session in San Diego was a huge success, 160 attendees enjoyed interacting with emerging companies as they introduced new approaches to old problems. And, the Technology Showcase Pavilion (located in the exhibit hall) was buzzing with exciting ideas and discussion throughout the conference.

Building awareness by highlighting 6 companies each year that represent a broad sample of innovative solutions positively impacting the K-12 enterprise.

NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS for the 2nd Annual Technology Innovation Showcase!
Deadline has been extended to Thursday, January 30, 2014


STAY TUNED - Nominations will be opening soon!
Since 1992 select school districts have been honored by NSBA's Technology Leadership Network (TLN) for their technology achievements each year. Salute Districts are excellent examples of the good things that can happen when technology efforts are well executed. Collaboration and teamwork, continuous improvement, parental engagement and the seamless integration of technology across district operations and the curriculum to support  all students are common themes. This recognition frequently provides an opportunity to gain national press coverage for the Salute Districts.

2011-2012 Salute District
Pascack Valley Regional High School District - Montvale, N.J.
2010 Salute Districts
Liberty County School System- Hinesville, GA
Jefferson County Public Schools- Louisville, KY
Dysart Unified School District-  Surprise, AZ


The Survey’s purpose is to recognize school districts and school boards across the nation whose use of digital technology in interfacing with students, parents and community, district governing, and bettering of operations proved exceptional. Participation in the survey is open to all U.S. public school districts which are placed in three categories for consideration based on the size of their student enrollment.  Districts which demonstrate the most comprehensive use of digital standards are chosen as the top ten-ranking districts. The survey, a collaboration between e.Republic’s Center for Digital Education, the National School Boards Association and Converge Online magazine takes place annually.


NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED for the National School Boards Association's "20 to Watch" recognition program. For all those who submitted nominations we thank you for taking the time to recognize your colleagues for their accomplishments, those who are passionate about using technology to transform teaching and learning. Questions? please email Ann Flynn.


Every few years NSBA recognizes a TLN member with the Trailblazer Award. This honor is reserved for previous TLN Salute Districts that have gone far beyond their first recognition. It was first given in 2002 to the Henrico County Public Schools, Virginia to acknowledge their leadership role in establishing the largest district laptop program in the nation. In 2004, the Trailblazer honor went to Community Consolidated School District #15 in Illinois, recognizing its special accomplishment as a Malcolm Baldrige Award winner. Then in 2006 Louisiana's Calcasieu Parish Public Schools were recognized as a Trailblazer Award recipient as a result of the comprehensive technology planning that allowed the district to serve not only students and faculty, but their community at a time of crisis after Hurricane Rita. Recent recipients include:
2010 Township High School District 214, IL. 
2011-2012 Orange City Schools, Ohio.

If you feel your district has experienced an extraordinary accomplishment since your initial recognition as a TLN Salute district, please describe the new initiative in an e-mail to Ann Flynn.

Looking for more information? See what’s Inside Recognition Programs on the right.

Additional Resources

Salute and Trailblazer District Winners Announced
National School Boards Association Recognizes Two School Districts for Technology Innovations.

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