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Innovation in Our Backyard

Posted by John Hendron on 09/17 at 08:33 PM

“Innovation” is often thought of as something new or exciting. It’s also often used in the same company as words like “creative,” “bold,” or “successful.” Despite all of these connotations, innovation really is the application of creative ideas. While gadgets and new technologies may be described as “innovative,” what’s an innovative educator?

VSTE once again is looking for an innovative educator among our ranks! As chair of the innovations committee, I’m pleased to open, once again, the call for nominations for the 2012 VSTE Innovative Educator of the Year. You can nominate a leader, you can nominate your colleague, or you can nominate yourself. Whomever does the nomination,  what we’re looking for is an educator that makes waves by pushing the envelope of creativity - with either the most innovative tools or the most innovative pedagogy.

Or just maybe both.

Virginia is home to many innovative educators. Help us recognize one this year that has gone above and beyond towards improving the opportunities of students in Virginia with technology!

About board member John Hendron:

John Hendron is supervisor of instructional technology for Goochland County Public Schools in central Virginia. He's been in the field of education for over a decade. In 2006 he was recognized by the Virginia Department of Education for technology leadership in Virginia. He holds degrees from the University of Rochester (NY), Case Western Reserve University (OH), and Virginia Tech.

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