THE Journal Innovator Profiles


Q & A With Chad Lewis, Director of Technology, Tampa Preparatory School

Chad Lewis and his school, Tampa Preparatory School, have received a fair amount of attention lately. Lewis, the director of technology at the Florida private school, has transformed classrooms throughout his 670-student institution, which starts with sixth graders and goes up through 12th grade.

Q & A With Art Educator Marcia Osterink

Marcia Osterink is a Southern California arts teacher and the creator of Arts Attack, an award-winning art curriculum designed for K-8 that’s available on DVD and streamable online.

Bringing 'Voice and Choice' to Students

As superintendent of Pennsylvania's Central York School District, Michael Snell is spearheading an effort to tailor the student experience through mass customized learning and an "ecosystem" that combines technology and in-person interaction while moving away from seat time as a measure of accomplishment.

Q&A with Digital Innovator Andrew Smith

As director of digital innovation in North Carolina’s Rowan-Salisbury School District, Andrew Smith and his team have successfully implemented a 1-to-1 iPad program for 20,000 students at 35 schools. He did it in less than a year.

Turning a Web Design Class Into a Small Business

Mark Suter, a computer tech teacher at Pandora-Gilboa High School (OH), talks about how and why he invited students to join an entrepreneurial tech club that would provide Web design, video production and staff training to community businesses and nonprofit organizations.

How Virtualization and BYOD Help Students Learn Anywhere, Anytime

Douglas Meade, director of information technology at York County School Division (VA), shares how a desktop virtualization initiative has enhanced mobility for students and teachers.

How a 21st Century Librarian Enhances Student Learning

An award-winning director of library services shares her best practices for using LiveBinders, makerspaces and a variety of interactive tools to kickstart libraries in her district.

Bringing High Tech to a Low-Income District

As the superintendent of Coachella Valley Unified School District, Darryl Adams spearheaded a bond measure that funded a 1-to-1 iPad initiative for 20,000 students. But that was just the beginning.

Using Technology to Help Students Show Their Thinking

Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher Mark Hammons talks about the many ways that technology can help students reveal how they arrived at a given answer.

How Embedded Technology Is Inspiring Student-Centered Learning

Kirsten Wright, an educational technology teacher at Desert Sands Unified School District (CA), talks about how making the move to 1-to-1 has transformed not only teaching and learning, but the physical design of her districts' classrooms.

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