Spanish teacher wins NYSCATE Outstanding Teacher
25, 2012 - Gabriela Ackert, Spanish teacher at the C.
J. Hooker Middle School, was recently awarded the NYSCATE
(New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education)
Lee H. Bryant Outstanding State Teacher Award.
According to a congratulatory
letter from the NYSCATE President Steve Andrus, "This award is made to
an individual who has implemented or demonstrated the use of technology
to improve education in his/her district in meeting the goals of the
NYSCATE mission. It is truly an honor to be recognized for your work to
foster the use of technology to improve student learning."
Ackert was nominated for the
award by her colleague, French Teacher Fabien Rivière.
Rivière cited Ackert's use of numerous
technologies to enhance her lesson plans, including her personal teacher
website, Edmodo, YouTube, iLife, Moodle, SMART Boards, and Web 2.0
applications such as podcasts, widgets, wikis, 3D books, Vokies,
Glogsters and more.
According to Riviere, "It is
evident that Señora Ackert embodies what a
21st century teacher of extraordinary ability is, and her sheer passion
and expertise in the field of Spanish, technology and 21st education
overall certainly ought to be awarded and distinguished as outstanding."
Ackert will be recognized at the
NYSCATE Annual Conference, held November 18-20 in Rochester.