Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 03/30/2014 - 11:58pm
The Chambersburg Area School District chose Nevin Greesey as its new supervisor of data collection and integration. He will be responsible for overseeing data gathering and input to fulfill mandates from the state Department of Education.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 03/24/2014 - 4:39pm
District 214 Director of Technology Keith Bockwoldt has received the Consortium for School Networking’s 2014 Withrow National CTO Award. Bockwoldt designed the district's Educational Technology Replacement and Initiative Program and introduced a 1-to-1 program featuring 5,000 iPads for student use.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 03/24/2014 - 4:27pm
Thomas Baileys replaces Vincent Nallo, who retired in December, as the new administrative director of Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County. He faces a school with declining enrollment and takes over in the middle of an $18 million renovation project.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 03/24/2014 - 4:23pm
Brandi-Lyn Mendham will become Zeeland Public Schools' new director of curriculum and technology on May 1. The position is a blend of two vacated positions. Mendham currently works for the West Shore Education Services District.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:06pm
Adam Kemp, lab director at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, was named the Star of the Month by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. Last fall, Kemp’s students completed work on the TJ3Sat satellite, which was launched into orbit by NASA in November. It was the first spacecraft built by high school students to orbit the Earth.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 03/15/2014 - 11:19pm
The Forest Park school board accepted the resignation of James Eichmiller, director of instructional technology. Eichmiller, who was hired in May 2013, has accepted a job as tech director for the larger Downers Grove School District 58.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 03/09/2014 - 1:54pm
The National School Boards Association's Technology Leadership Network announced its “20 to Watch” honorees for 2013-2014. Ann Flynn, director of education technology, said the common characteristics across honorees include their willingness to take risks, share learnings with colleagues and inspire others to believe that they, too, can effectively use technology.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 03/09/2014 - 1:46pm
The Engineering Technology Opportunity Exposition, held at Kent State University at Tuscarawas, has named the winning high school competitors. Digital electronics students constructed working digital stopwatches using the campus' computer and electronic facilities.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 03/09/2014 - 1:43pm
Paul Lake, a Clovis USD science teacher, teaches physics and works with students in the Energy and Environmental Technology Career Pathway program. In addition, he has been Buchanan's robotics team adviser for 10 years, helping students build large robots for regional and international competitions.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 2:56pm
The 2014 Illinois Computing Educators "Educator of the Year" award was awarded to Marisa Burkhart, director of ed tech for Chicago's Huntley district, for her work implementing technology in the classroom and training teachers how to use it.