Friday, July 03, 2009

April Oliver Receives the Innovative Use of Technology in Education Award

April Oliver, a Cohort 2 member, has received the Innovative Use of Technology in Education award from the Academic Senate of Santa Rosa Junior College. April was nominated for this award because of her work as Technology Coordinator in developing the technology plan for the non-credit ESL Department, developing curriculum, and mentoring her colleagues.

Her nomination form states that "April has developed new curriculum that empowers all ESL students—from the lowest literacy levels of non-credit ESL through credit level students—to use technology in their academic, vocational and personal life. She has designed and implemented innovative, yet step-by-step lessons that teach everything from basic computer vocabulary to Power Point and EXCEL—and her willingness to mentor others in this process has truly transformed the non-credit ESL faculty’s level of confidence and competence to integrate computer assisted instruction and language learning."

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