Tags EdTech State Heroes 2017
EdTech Hero: Darshell Silva urges Rhode Island's educators to embrace edtech
Silva has trained hundreds of teachers, librarians and school administrators in technology integration and blending learning.
EdTech Hero: Val Emrich promotes accessibility for students with disabilities in Maryland
Under Emrich's leadership, "accessibility for all students" has become a major theme in statewide meetings, conferences and events.
EdTech Hero: Barbara Soots paves the way for OER adoption in Washington
Soots “listens, advises and gently nudges” districts to understand and embrace open educational resources.
EdTech Hero: Todd Lawrence elevates E-rate program in Idaho
Lawrence doesn't just connect schools in Idaho to broadband. He ensures that connectivity is high-quality and low-cost.
EdTech Hero: State Rep. Craig Horn ‘doggedly committed’ to digital education in North Carolina
From "full-time grandparent" to state lawmaker, Horn advocates for technology-enabled learning and wireless broadband access for all.
EdTech Hero: Jeff Mao, an experienced, 'stalwart partner' to many states
From Future Ready Schools to statewide one-to-one initiatives, Mao brings "a wealth of experience and knowledge ... that few, if any, could match."
EdTech Hero: Kim Nesmith problem-solves student privacy issues in Louisiana
Nesmith has shepherded school systems in the state as they navigate "one of the most restrictive student privacy laws in the nation."
EdTech Hero: Jennifer Bergland sets record for edtech legislation in Texas
Bergland organized grassroots support and drafted seven bills to back digital learning in her state.
EdTech Hero: Reg Leichty, advocating for E-rate since its inception
Leichty provides analysis and recommendations about broadband, data privacy and open educational resources for education agencies and associations.