July 2, 2012
HCPS to be Awarded by Microsoft for Innovative Use of Technology
Debra Roethke and Gaynell Lyman of Instructional Technology were selected by Microsoft Corp. to represent HCPS as two of 102 educators from 25 states to showcase the innovative ways Henrico Schools uses technology in and beyond the classroom at the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum. The Partners in Learning US Forum is an annual event that connects and celebrates the nation’s top educators for the outstanding and innovative work they are doing with technology to creatively engage students. Educators will compete for a chance to go on to represent the United States at Microsoft’s global forum this fall in Athens, Greece.
Roethke and Lyman were selected for the Henrico 21 Repository, which showcases lessons that teachers from all over Henrico County have posted. Teachers worked in conjunction with their instructional technology resource teachers to develop and feature high-quality 21st century lessons that promote student learning at a higher level.
“The instructional technology resource teachers as well as teachers from all over the county did an amazing job collaborating and we are honored to represent them at the forum,” Roethke said.
To visit the Henrico 21 Repository website, click: http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/21 and http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/21/students
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