Illinois tech director earns Withrow Chief Technology Officer Award

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

High School District 214 Director of Technology Keith Bockwoldt, CETL, has received the Consortium for School Networking’s (CoSN) 2014 Withrow National Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Award. He was honored for his “exceptional, transformative K-12 education technology efforts and achievements.

“Technology’s impact on our schools, classrooms and students is only achievable through the daily visionary leadership and fierce commitment of school system leaders,” said Jean Tower, CoSN chair, and director of technology, Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough in Massachusetts. Keith Bockwoldt continues to show what it takes to transform learning environments and advance professional development and student learning. We commend his accomplishments with this distinguished award, and hope others in education will follow his path in empowering teaching and learning through technology.”

At High School District 214, Bockwoldt designed the Educational Technology Replacement and Initiative Program (ETRIP), which set technology standards that align with the district’s three strategic goals. The strategic plan ensured that technology mirrored the district’s vision and would remain a part of the discussion. The district since has introduced a one-to-one program featuring 5,000 iPads for student use, which is paying dividends for the district’s learning environment. Bockwoldt, who earned CoSN’s rigorous CETL credential, also has enhanced learning at the educator level. In three years, he has expanded Township’s professional development through the District's Internal University program, allowing more than 400 staff members to earn graduate credit.

Read more »