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Monday, May 23, 2011
ISTE Honors Adam Bellow with Outstanding Young Educator Award
Washington, D.C. — The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) has named Adam Bellow, Director of Education Technology at College Board Schools in New York City, New York, USA, as the Outstanding Young Educator of the year. The Outstanding Young Educator Award recognizes and honors outstanding young educators under the age of 35 who have demonstrated vision, innovation, action and transformation using technology to improve teaching and learning.
In 2007, Bellow created eduTecher, a web-based resource aimed at providing educators free web tools that could be used in the classroom to enhance education. In 2010, Bellow launched an eduTecher mobile app, available for both iPhone and Android, which provides guides on how to use and implement web tools in the class room. Bellow works with educators around the world to successfully infuse technology into their daily practices and lesson plans.
ISTE recognizes Bellow for his outstanding initiative to connect educators with technology solutions to enhance the learning experience for students all over the world. His continued commitment to enhance the education experience for both educators and students has had a positive influence on learning in and outside the classroom.
Bellow will be honored at ISTE’s annual conference and exposition, ISTE 2011, in Philadelphia, Pa., June 26-29, 2009. Bellow will receive $1,000 for travel and expenses, as well as free conference registration, commemorative plaque, and complimentary ISTE membership.
In addition to naming Bellow Outstanding Young Educator, ISTE also named five Emerging Leaders who will be recognized at the conference. They are:
• Caroline Haebig: Social Studies Educator, Bradford High School, Kenosha, Wisconsin
• Josh Stumpenhorst: 6th Grade Social Science and Language Arts Teacher, Lincoln Jr. High School, Naperville, Illinois
• Crystal Beach: English Teacher, Lakeview Academy, Gainesville, Georgia
• Merry Willis: Teacher, Carmel Elementary School, Woodstock, Georgia
• Ashley Talley: Special Education Teacher, Eaton Elementary School, Lenoir City, Tennessee
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE ®) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in advancing excellence in learning and teaching through the innovative and effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. Home to ISTE’s annual conference and exposition and the widely-adopted NETS, ISTE represents more than 100,000 professionals worldwide. http://www.iste.org.