HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 21, 2007) – Pam Rubisch, library media specialist at Emma K. Doub Elementary School, and Cathy Davidson, library media specialist at Clear Spring High School, have been nominated by the administration and staff of their schools for the MICCA Outstanding Technology-Using Educator Award. MICCA, which originally stood for “Maryland Instructional Computers Coordinators Association,” is an organization designed to promote and support technology in education.
Ms. Rubisch will represent Washington County at an upcoming MICCA conference, and her nomination will be placed in competition against other counties’ nominated teachers. She has incorporated technology into classroom teaching and activities, and has her students displaying their work on Palms, PowerPoint, PhotoStory, and in podcasts. Other staff members have benefited from her workshops and through her involvement in team teaching, showing the value of the many uses of technology in daily lessons.
Ms. Davidson works constantly to infuse technology into every aspect of instruction at Clear Spring High. She works with individuals and entire classes in the media center and computer lab, and many times takes technology to classrooms, conference rooms, the auditorium, and anywhere else technology is requested. Ms. Davidson also pursues additional funding for programs, and keeps staff updated with online opportunities and resources. She has also been getting non-traditional classes like guitar and horticulture into the media center for research and technology projects.
Pictured: Pam Rubisch (L) and Cathy Davidson