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Posted: August 12, 2013

Nominate a Teacher for TIG/Foundation Innovation Award

Technology Integration Group and the APS Education Foundation are once again sponsoring the award that recognizes teachers for their use of technology in the classroom.

Kristal Irby of McKinley MS was an Innovation Award winner last year.

Kristal Irby of McKinley MS was an Innovation Award winner last year.

Know a teacher who is advancing education through the use of technology, including Promethean ActivBoards? Nominate him or her for an Innovation Award.

Sponsored by Technology Integration Group and the APS Education Foundation, the Innovation Award provides a monthly $2,500 prize to a district teacher for effectively using technology in the classroom.

A $100 cash award also will be provided.

APS teachers with a Promethean board may apply for the award, which includes the opportunity to buy a variety of ActivClassroom interactive tools or training to assist in the classroom. It is hoped that this award will allow honorees to spark even more innovative teaching and learning.

Parents, students and colleagues may also nominate a teacher.

In 2012-2013, eight APS teachers won the award. They were: Tom Arnold of Sandia; April Requard of North Star; Lindsey  Bird of Ventana Ranch; Andy Cook of Manzano; Melodie MacDiarmid of Cibola; Krystal Irby of McKinley; Brigid Smith of Atrisco Heritage and Paula Johnson of Valley. All were invited to enjoy an Albuquerque Isotopes game at a suite donated by RayLee Homes: A New Generation in May.

This is the third year of the Innovation Awards. TIG also is the title sponsor for this year’s A is for Art! fundraiser and is one of many key sponsors of the Horizon Campaign, the Foundation’s successful push to raise $1 million in private support for Fine Arts, Middle/High School Activities, Literacy and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs throughout the district.

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