2016-03-17 / Lifestyles

St. Francis teacher wins MACUL award

LANSING – The Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning has named the recipients of its 2016 MACUL Digital Leader Award, MACUL Technology Using Teacher Award, MACUL Student Award and the Frank Miracola 21Things Educational Excellence Award. The winners include a teacher from the local area.

The awards recognize and honor MACUL members who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the use of technology to improve education. MACUL will honor the six educators during its annual conference on March 9-11, at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

MACUL named Edith Erickson, St. Francis de Sales School, Manistique as the winner of Technology Using Teacher Award; Steve Denniston, Ravenna Public Schools, as the winner of Digital Leader Award; and Gull Lake Arduino Project - Gull Lake Community Schools as the winner of Student Award.

Tony Vitale and CDW-G were named the recipient of the President’s Award for their outstanding commitment to support excellence in education here in Michigan.

The award winners will receive gifts presented by representatives from several education technology companies. In addition, all winners will be nominated by MACUL for recognition by the International Society for Technology in Education.

MACUL and the REMC Association of Michigan named Kay Wejrowski, Swan Valley High Schools, as the recipient of the Frank Miracola 21Things Educational Excellence award. Ms Werjowski is the Media Specialist for Swan Valley High School. She is a true lifelong learning and is an advocate for putting technology into the hands of students and fostering 21st Century skills.

Founded in 1975, MACUL is a 20,000 member non-profit organization dedicated to bringing educators from all levels together to ignite learning through meaningful collaboration and innovation. visit www.macul.org for more information about MACUL initiatives.

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