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Guidelines for Nomination of National ICT award by School Teacher
1. About
To motivate teachers to use and integrate ICT in teaching-learning and evaluation, the National ICT awards are given away every year. A selection process is followed for short-listing and recommendation of the required number of awardees to the Ministry of Education (MoE), GoI. In all 36 ICT awards are instituted by Govt. of India for the teachers of different States/UTs and seven autonomous bodies/organizations under MoE. The award proposes to felicitate those teachers who have enhanced student learning by effectively and innovatively integrating technology supported learning into the school curriculum and subject teaching, and thereby promoted enquiry-based cooperative-collaborative learning using ICT amongst students. Teachers of foundational, preparatory, middle and secondary schools from the following organizations are eligible to apply under the scheme:

  1)  Schools run by the State Govt./UTs Administration, schools run by local bodies, private schools affiliated to state boards, aided by State Govt. and UT Administration.
  2)  Central Govt. Schools i.e. Kendriya Vidyalayas(KVs), Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs), Sainik Schools and Schools run by Ministry of Defence (MoD), Schools run by Atomic Energy Education Society (AEES), Eklavya Model Residential Schools under Ministry of Tribal Affairs and other Ministries/Organizations under Govt. of India.
  3)  Schools affiliated to Council for Indian Schools Certificate Examination (CISCE) (Other than those at (1), (2) above).
  4)  Schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) (Other than those at (1), (2) above).

2. How to Apply
Eligible teachers can directly register themselves on the portal by providing a mobile number or email Id and choosing a password. After registration, teachers can login and apply online by answering different questions on the portal. The portal has the option to upload the applicant’s work as a pdf file and as a video.

3. Process of Selection / Evaluation
  • Self nomination by teachers/librarians on the portal and upload supporting documents.
  • The Directorate of Education, with the help of State-level Committee headed by Principal Secretary/Secretary(school Education)/SPD-Samagra Shiksha/ Headquarters of the concerned organization i.e. KVS, NVS, CBSE, CISE, Sainik Schools under Ministry of Defense (MoD), AEES, Eklavya Model Residential Schools under Ministry of Tribal Affairs will scrutinize and forward shortlisted candidate for next level of evaluation at national level.
  • At CIET-NCERT the shortlisted candidates would be required to make presentations before a Committee constituted by MoE under the chairpersonship of the Director, NCERT.
  • The committee would recommend the requisite number of awardees to the Ministry with justification. At the Ministry level the proposal would be scrutinized before the approval of the Minister.

Evaluation Matrix for Teachers
Category A: Objective Criteria

S.No. Criteria Max. Marks
1 Whether the teacher used ICT for continuous professional development of self and other stakeholders? This can include completion of an online course from SWAYAM/ DIKSHA or any other MOOCS platform. 3
2 Whether the teacher contributed in mobilization of resources (crowd-funding, encouraging community, parents, alumni etc. to contribute) for creation of ICT infrastructure (Software, Hardware and Systems) in the school? 3
3 Whether the teacher developed and published / disseminated E-contents through DIKSHA, any other CMS/PAL/LMS, web portal or social media etc. 3
4 Whether the teacher contributed to the development of any web portal, mobile app, LMS/CMS/PAL etc. for teaching-learning–assessment? 2
5 Whether the teacher contributed to the development of any innovative software or hardware useful for teaching-learning–assessment? 2
6 Design and implementation of innovation and ICT enabled teaching – learning – assessment methods and strategies
 i) How has the teacher helped students in the use of ICT for self-learning, investigation and experimentation?
 ii) How has the teacher helped in achieving 21st Century skills – cooperation, collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking and integration?
 iii) How has the teacher helped students in assessment and evaluation using ICT (Rubrics, portfolio etc.) and achieving higher order thinking skills?
 iv) How has the teacher helped in enhancing learning outcomes among students through integration of content, pedagogy and technology?
7 Whether the teacher has made any contribution towards the use of ICT for community development at large and for bridging the digital divide? 2
8 Whether the teacher has made any contribution in promoting health and well being through ICT (Guidance and Counseling, Yoga services)? 2
9 Whether the teacher has made any contribution in leveraging technology for CWSN/DIVYANG and using assistive technologies for helping CWSN/DIVYANG? 2
10 Annual Performance Appraisal Reports or other performance appraisal tools of the last 2 years. 2
Subtotal (A) 25

Category B: Criteria based on performance

S.No. Criteria Max. Marks
1 Describe an ICT activity that you have done, which showcases your best use of ICT for Education (attach supporting evidence, if any). The write up should highlight the educational issues, integration of ICT tools, e-resources and students' involvement in ICT integration. 20
2 How have you helped students to use ICTs for self-learning, cooperative/ collaborative learning, investigation, experimentation and development of higher order thinking skills? 15
3 How has ICT helped you in your own professional growth? Describe how it has helped you improve as a teacher. 10
4 What are the various assessment strategies adopted by you in the regular classroom teaching which indicate the impact of ICT use? Attach samples of your work related to ICT integration. 10
5 What has been the overall impact of your use of ICT in Teaching – Learning Process? What has been your contribution to the school with respect to ICT integration? 10
6 What are your future plans about ICT integration and enhancing the quality of education? 10
Subtotal (B) 75
Total (A + B) 100

4. No of Awards
Total number of awards for each of the years 2020 and 2021 are 36. In all, the number of awards for both the years are 36x2=72. Each awardee teacher will get an ICT kit, a Laptop, a silver medal and a commendation certificate. The awardees will be encouraged to function as mentors (resource persons) for their area to motivate and train other teachers.

State / UT / Organizations wise maximum number of nominations allowed for Teachers

S.No. States / UTs / Organizations Max. Nominations
1 Andhra Pradesh 6
2 Arunachal Pradesh 4
3 Assam 4
4 Bihar 6
5 Chhattisgarh 4
6 Goa 4
7 Gujarat 6
8 Haryana 4
9 Himachal Pradesh 4
10 Jharkhand 4
11 Karnataka 6
12 Kerala 6
13 Madhya Pradesh 6
14 Maharashtra 6
15 Manipur 4
16 Meghalaya 4
17 Mizoram 4
18 Nagaland 4
19 Odisha 6
20 Punjab 6
21 Rajasthan 6
22 Sikkim 4
23 Tamil Nadu 6
24 Telangana 6
25 Tripura 4
26 Uttar Pradesh 6
27 Uttarakhand 4
28 West Bengal 6
Subtotal 140
Union Territory
29 A&N Islands 2
30 Chandigarh 2
31 Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 2
32 Delhi 2
33 Jammu and Kashmir 4
34 Ladakh 2
35 Lakshadweep 2
36 Puducherry 2
Subtotal 18
Autonomous Bodies
37 Atomic Energy Education Society Under Deptt. Of Atomic Energy 2
38 CBSE 6
39 CISCE 2
40 Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan 4
41 Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti 4
42 Sainik Schools Under M/o Defence 2
43 Eklavya Model Residential Schools under Ministry of Tribal Affairs 2
Subtotal 22
Grand Total 140 + 18 + 22 = 180

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