2000 Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist Winners Announced By Technology & Learning Magazine
13th Annual Awards Program Honors K-12 Teachers for Classroom Technology Innovations. HP & NetSchools are Program Sponsors with The Learning Company as Contributing Sponsor
TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING magazine, the number one publication in the market of education technology, announced today the Semi-Finalists for the 2000 TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING Teacher of the Year Awards program. The 13th Annual Awards program honors K-12 teachers who use technology to inspire students and enhance learning. Hewlett-Packard and NetSchools sponsor the awards program. The Learning Company is a contributing sponsor.
The Semi-Finalists, selected by a panel of distinguished judges coordinated by TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING, were chosen from schools across the country. From the semifinalists, four regional winners will be selected. One of the four Regional Winners will then be named the 2000 TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING Teacher of the Year, to be announced today, at an awards reception at the NSBA T + L Conference in Denver, Colorado.
"Each entrant in this year's Teacher of the Year program takes a unique approach to integrating technology in his or her school or classroom," said Susan McLester, newly named editor-in-chief, of TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING magazine. "They come from all parts of the country with distinct backgrounds, but they have one thing in common: a remarkable level of dedication to teaching and to their students."
The Learning Company will supply each State Winner with Carmen Sandiego's ThinkQuick Challenge and a KidPix Studio Third Edition software. TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING will provide a one-year subscription to the publication, recognition in the December 2000 issue and a personalized award certificate.
In addition, Regional Winners will receive all of the above prizes plus two state-of-the-art Hewlett Packard multimedia computers (one for the educators' personal use and one for their school), attendance (including travel costs) at the NSBA T + L Conference, an invitation to serve on TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING's Editorial Advisory Board, coverage in a spotlight article in the December 2000 issue of the magazine and a choice of one software product from The Learning Company.
The National Teacher of the Year winner will receive all of the above plus the following products from The Learning Company: the complete NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, Living Books Library, Stagecast Creator and The Complete CornerStone Reading Strand.
TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING is a national magazine for teachers and school administrators, published by CMP Media, Inc, San Francisco. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING is the leading magazine for educators using technology. TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING has a circulation of more than 80,000. For more information, visit TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING'S Web site at http://www.techlearning.com/.
NetSchools Corporation, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is the leading one-to-one e-learning company focused on transforming K-12 education through technology integration. The company offers NetSchools Constellation™, a complete Internet-based learning system that fosters focused interaction between students, teachers and families by providing every student with a rugged wireless laptop computer, a local area infrared network allowing high speed system connectivity for every student, proprietary curriculum software, and technical and long-term instructional support. NetSchools has installed its comprehensive Constellation product in 36 schools for approximately 14,000 students in Texas, California, Florida, South Carolina, Mississippi, Connecticut, Georgia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Colorado, Massachusetts, Idaho and New Jersey. The Internet-based curriculum, assessment and community-building components of NetSchools Constellation™ are also separately available to schools nationwide on the company's new web service, NetSchools.com. For more information about NetSchools Corporation, please visit http://www.netschools.com/.
The Learning Company is an industry leader in providing educators with innovative software tools and support materials that effectively integrate technology into the classroom and promote the development of successful learners. Comprehensive School Editions of its award-winning titles are sold through its Authorized Education Resellers and by direct sales to schools at (800) 825-4420. The web site for educators is located at http://www.learningcompanyschool.com/. CMP Media Inc. is the leading high-tech media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum-the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. With its portfolio of newspapers, magazines, custom publishing, Internet products, research, consulting and conferences, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Online editions of the company's print publications, along with products and services created exclusively for the Internet, can be found on CMPnet at http://www.cmpnet.com/.
2000 State Winners Name School City, State Teresa Zimmer Carlisle Park Middle School Scottsboro, Al Ana Gavin Kyrene de la Sierra Sun Lakes, AZ Randall W. Depew Mt. Diablo High School Richmond, CA Edward O'Leary Cheyenne Mtn. Colorado Elementary School Springs, CO Alesia B. Slocumb-Bradford Jefferson JHS Washington, DC Janet H. Adams Lake Gibson Senior Lakeland, FL High School Denise H. Assad Florine Dial Johnston Marietta, GA Lena Kanemori Enchanted Lake Kaneohe, HI Elementary School Kathy Cox South Tama County P.O. Box 508, High School Montezuma, IA Jason Torgrimson O'Leary Junior High Twin Falls, ID Jeannie Linss Holmes Elementary School Lyons, IL Mark C. Gibson Indian Creek Science Indianapolis, IN and Technology Magnet Joyce Jilg Lincoln Elementary Hays, KS Monica Lynn Folse Estelle Elementary School Marrero, LA Dawn Getzandanner Valley Elementary Knoxville, MD Sally Irons Niles High School Niles, MI Rojanne Brown Willow Lane Elementary Maple Grove, MN Edna Waller Magnolia Park Elementary Ocean Springs, MS Pamela S. Christopher Central Elementary Union Grove, NC Raymond D. Flaherty Hampstead Middle School Hampstead, NH Elaine Insinnia Columbia Middle School Clifton, NJ 07013 Kathy Dunne Advanced Technologies Las Vegas, NV Academy David Besozzi Burnt Hills-Ballston Glenville, NY Lake High School Maureen Judy Fort Miami Elementary Maumee, OH Jim Harrington Allen Dale Elementary Grants Pass, OR Charles Gallagher Monsignor Bonner Lansdowne, PA High School Louis A. Ventura Bishop Hendricken Warwick, RI High School Cindy K. Miller Spafford Elementary Flandreau, SD School Betsy Norris Harris Middle School Shelbyville, TN Debora Ryther Liberty Eylau Intermediate Texarkang, TX Katherine Nell McNeil Northwood Junior Renton, WA High School Judi Weaver Kate Goodrich Merrill, WI Elementary School Jan Madden Sherrard Elementary School Moundsville, WV
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