We are soliciting submissions for a new award honoring the best research article of the year related to P-12 technology leadership issues. The article may be published or unpublished, empirical or conceptual, but must be of publishable quality in a peer-reviewed academic journal and must pertain to P-12 school technology leadership, administration, and/or policy. Professors, graduate students, and other researchers in educational leadership, educational policy, instructional technology, and other fields are encouraged to submit any article written or published between August 1, 2006 and August 1, 2007. This award is co-sponsored by the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE) and the UCEA School Technology Leadership SIG.

The award recipient will be formally recognized at a brief ceremony during CASTLE's session at this year's UCEA convention in Alexandria, VA. The awardee also will receive a plaque and $250 toward conference travel or other expenses. Submissions will be reviewed anonymously by a five-person committee of professors and practitioners. Articles should be submitted as e-mail attachments to Dr. Scott McLeod, Director of CASTLE, at mcleod@iastate.edu no later than August 24, 2007. Applicants will be notified of their status by September 15, 2007.

Please contact Dr. McLeod if you have any questions about this award. Feel free to pass this notice on to additional listservs and other entities that may be interested.