Sunday, November 21, 2010

Celine Azoulay - Making It Happen

One of the most influential members of personal learning network has been recognized today at NYSCATE with the International Society of Technology Educator's "Making IT Happen" award. This is an internationally recognized awards program for educators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools. The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation.

Recipients of the awards are educators who:

  1. Apply available technology now
  2. Move forward and don't look back
  3. See students as real people
  4. Teach through relationships, inspiring, encouraging, nurturing
  5. Recognize that further change is necessary, but understand that it is a process
  6. Realize that teacher empowerment is the key element to technology integration
  7. Expect success
  8. Motivate through awareness and access to information
It's no surprise that Celine Azoulay was presented with this award. Though the names, titles, and departments at the NYC DOE change often, what has remained the same is Celine Azoulay. Everyone who is anyone at the NYC DOE quickly discovers that Celine is the go to person when you want to make IT happen. I thank her for helping me and all those who share our passion to "Make IT Happen."
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