FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Marlene Nesary
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Monday, May 09, 2011
ISTE Announces winners of 2011 SIG Media Specialist Technology Innovation Award
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) has named the winners of the Special Interest Group (SIG) Media Specialist Technology Innovation Award.
Sponsored by ISTE, the Media Specialist Technology Innovation Award recognizes collaborative technology innovation projects created by primary and secondary school media specialists and collaborating teachers. The award will be presented at ISTE’s annual conference and exposition, ISTE 2011, in Philadelphia, Pa., June 26-29, 2011.
Award winners were selected from a field of exceptional team submissions, including librarians and collaborating teachers. Judges sought teams creating technology programs that extended beyond the library to meet the classroom needs of students and teachers. Awardees will receive a one-year ISTE membership, $1,000 payable to the school media center, a $1,000 travel stipend per team to attend ISTE 2011, and a $300 professional library from ISTE. Additionally, Learning & Leading with Technology magazine will publish an article highlighting the winners.
• First place in the primary school award category: Mary Carole Strother, Library Media Specialist, and Bryce Kennaugh, second grade teacher, Finch Elementary School, McKinney, Texas, USA, for Adventures with Maybelle
• First place in the secondary school award category: Cynthia Cassidy, Media Specialist, and Michelle Cook, Language Arts Teacher, Mount Olive Middle School, in Budd Lake, New Jersey, USA, for Who Owns History?
• Honorable mention in the primary school award category: Karen Kliegman, library media specialist, and Noel Forte, Technology Integration Facilitator, Herricks UFSD, Searingtown School, Albertson, New York, USA, for Survivor MD
• Honorable mention in the secondary school award category: Jennifer Kelly, library media specialist, and Debbie Hague, social studies teacher, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, First Colonial High School, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA, for Conflict Everywhere
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.