Celebrating Innovative Middle and High School Educators - Digital Promise

Celebrating Innovative Middle and High School Educators

January 29, 2019 | By

Powerful use of technology contributes to closing the Digital Learning Gap. Educators who design learning experiences that are personal and accessible, authentic and challenging, collaborative and connected, and inquisitive and reflective create deeper, more meaningful learning experiences for their students. In collaboration with HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom Initiative, Digital Promise Global is launching a new program that celebrates teachers who demonstrate powerful teaching and learning with technology. We are pleased to present our inaugural cohort of the HP Teaching Fellows.

HP Teaching Fellows Exemplify Powerful Learning

The HP Teaching Fellows program celebrates educators who design authentic, personally relevant lessons that challenge students and encourage collaboration, inquiry, and student reflection. Fellows will receive free professional learning, which includes attending the Digital Promise Challenge Institute this summer in Monterey. They will also receive opportunities for networking, presenting, and sharing thought leadership at national conferences and virtual events.

Six HP Teaching Fellows Announced

The first round of recruitment identified six innovative middle and high school educators in Canada:

  • Jen Giffen, Digital Literacy Coach at York Region District School Board, Ontario
  • Trevor Hlushko, Grades 5 and 6 ELA, Social Studies, Science, French Teacher, and Grades 5-8 Math Teacher at W.H. Ford Elementary School in Regina Public Schools, Saskatchewan
  • Josh Luukkonen, Grade 9 Social Studies Teacher and Head of Department at Sir John Thompson Catholic High School in Edmonton Catholic School District, Alberta
  • Jim Pedrech, Grades 10 and 11 English, Canadian, and World Studies Teacher and Department Chair at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School in London District Catholic School Board, Ontario
  • John Remus-Everitt, Grades 10 and 11 Academy of Mechatronics Teacher at W.H. Croxford High School in Rocky View School Division, Alberta
  • Rola Tibshirani, Grade 7 Science, French, and History Teacher at All Saints Catholic High School in Ottawa Catholic Public School Board, Ontario.

Become an HP Teaching Fellow

Digital Promise Global is currently seeking innovative middle and high school educators in the United States who create powerful learning experiences and inspire others with their creativity and passion for this work. Eligible educators are using Windows and other innovative technologies from HP, Inc. and/or Microsoft, including (but not limited to) Office 365, Minecraft, MakeCode, HP Sprout, or HP Prime.

To apply, complete the HP Teaching Fellow Application by February 24, 2019.

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