VWBPE 2018 Thinkerer Award Nomination

Please help recognize the best and brightest of our community by nominating those people who have given so much and asked for so little in return.

In 2014, the first annual Thinkerer Award was presented to Selby Evans (Thinkerer Melville) for whom it is named. Since then, the committee conducts the selection process based on public input. If you know someone who deserves to be recognized by this life-time award, please complete the 2018 nomination form below.

Thinkerer Melville/Selby Evans, 2014

Selby Evans
(SL: Thinkerer Melville)
2014

Gentle Heron/Alice Krueger, 2015

Alice Krueger
(SL: Gentle Heron)
2015

Spiff Whitfield/Andrew Wheelock, 2016

Andrew Wheelock
(SL: Spiff Whitfield)
2016

Thinkerer Award Recipient, 2017

Cynthia Calongne
(SL: Lyr Lobo)
2017

The Thinkerer Award is presented to an individual whose deeds and actions have shown consistent selfless service towards the promotion of learning, community, and educational practices, and who exemplifies the spirit of cooperative development within immersive environments.

Only individuals may be nominated. You may nominate as many individuals as you like. Fill out the form once for each person. Nominees need not be Second Life or OpenSimulator account holders.

Final selection will be completed by the VWBPE Organizational Committee and the award recipient contacted during the week of February 26, 2018. Public announcement of the award will be made during the Closing Ceremony on March 17, 2018.

Criteria

  • The award is for lifetime achievement rather than for a single contribution.
  • Nominees should have a minimum of 10 years of distinguished service to education and/or a specific community of practice. Nominees need not currently hold a professional position and may be retired.
  • Nominee will have made significant contributions to one or more of VWBPE’s primary goals of
    • helping build community through extension of learning best practices to practical application of those ideas and techniques;
    • providing networking opportunities for educators and the communities that help support education; and/or
    • providing access to current innovations, trends, ideas, case studies, and other best practices for educators and the communities that help support education.
  • An active commitment to educational excellence;
  • An active commitment to the service of others;
  • An active commitment to advising or mentoring of others in the same community; and
  • An active commitment to the ongoing promotion and development of best practices in their community of practice.

Exclusions

Individuals are ineligible for nomination if they fit any of the criteria below:

  • The individual has not been engaged with their community of practice for more than 2 years;
  • The individual has been a past award recipient; and
  • The individual is only identifiable as their avatar personae (i.e. we must be able to identify the person by their current legal name and contact information).

Submissions must be received no later than Sunday, February 4, 2018.

To nominate a candidate for the VWBPE 2018 Thinkerer Award, please complete the form below.

VWBPE 2018 Thinkerer Award Nomination Form

Thinkerer Award Nominations

Nominator's Details

Nominee's Details

Specify system and name; example: Second Life: Phelan Corrimal. Please use a new line for each virtual immersive environment.

Contact Details

Please provide the contact information for your Nominee should they be selected for this honor. (Note that only the email address is mandatory although additional contact information would be appreciated if available).

Nominee's Online Profile(s) URLs

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