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Wentzville School District Technology Facilitator Greg Lawrence has received the Making IT Happen Award presented by the Cooperating School Districts’ ISTE Affiliate, Missouri Educational Technology Community.
The award was presented at the Midwest Education Technology Conference Advisory Committee Meeting on August 28th. Lawrence helps over 800 teachers in the District integrate technology into their classrooms for the benefit of students.
“I am extremely honored to accept this award on behalf of the staff and students of Wentzville,” said Lawrence. “I am thankful for the opportunities that I have to work with all the great educators of the Wentzville School District, who are transforming their classrooms everyday through the use of technology. What's most exciting to me is to see our student's engaged and motived by technology-rich instruction!”
Making IT Happen is an internationally recognized awards program for educators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools. The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation.
There are several different criteria referred to as the “Formula of Success” that are used to select the winners. Recipients of the awards are educators who apply available technology now, move forward and don't look back, and see students as real people. They teach through relationships, inspiring, encouraging, nurturing, recognize that further change is necessary but understand that it is a process, and realize that teacher empowerment is the key element in technology integration. They also expect success, and motivate through awareness and access to information.
For additional information or questions about the Making IT Happen program please visit the International Society for Technology in Education website at www.iste.org