Nominations are open for the National Technology Innovation Awards

    Awards honour innovative educators who encourage innovative practices

    TORONTO, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - Nominations are now being accepted for the 2009
National Technology Innovation Awards (NTIA). The NTIA was first introduced in
2004 in the Greater Toronto Area and since that time has grown to become a
truly national award, inviting nominations from across Canada.
    Nominations are open to educators in publicly funded schools and are
being accepted until Monday, March 2, 2009. Information and Communication
Technologies have been instrumental in building modern, interactive learning
environments for students in publicly funded schools, colleges and
universities across the nation. The NTIA focuses on projects that address a
variety of areas including professional development, knowledge transfer,
organizational learning, students with special needs and blended learning
    "New technologies are helping students in their studies, research and in
preparing them for the working world," says Veronica Lacey, President & CEO of
The Learning Partnership. "By ensuring that our educators are pursuing the
newest technologies and passing them on to our students, we are strengthening
Canada's public education and our nation as a whole."
    Winners will be announced in April and the nominees and members of the
educational community will be invited to the professional development segment
on June 4, 2009, which includes a conference that showcases the award-winning
projects, followed by the National Technology Awards Dinner which will be
attended by representatives from the government, education and corporate
    "This program enhances education by promoting the development of new and
exciting advances in technology," said Derek Merilees, National Marketing
Manager, Education, HP Canada, a partner in the NTIA program. "We are thrilled
to have the opportunity to contribute to this project which will surely
enhance the education of Canadian youth."

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For further information: log on to or contact: Bruce Kurta, The
Learning Partnership, Tel: (416) 440-5124, Cell: (647) 225-0145, Email:

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