2017 Grant & Award Winners
Mini Projectors for Multiple points of projection
South Glens Falls School District
Programming Autonomous Robotic Control
BRYAN VAN VLIET
Saugerties Central School District
Lights! Camera! Stop!
Anna S. Kuhl School
VR Digital Storytelling
Erie 1 BOCES
It Takes a Village - 3D Printing
Village Elementary School, Hilton, NY
3D Printing Cuts Across the Curriculum
Westlake High School, Mt. Pleasant Central School
Creative Technologies in the Classroom
Highland High School
Creating Connections: Cultural Exploration to Digital Development
Hamilton Central School District
Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher Award
New Explorations in Science, Technology and Math
In 2004, Marvin Cadornigara moved from the Philippines to New York City to teach in the city’s public schools. He integrated the use of information and communication technologies in his middle school Science classes in order to achieve both new literacies and scientific inquiry skills. He also used social media as platform for lesson and classroom interactions. Students in his Science class investigated ecological ecosystems and biological microsystems and presented their finding using various communication and presentation technologies. They also gathered, analyzed, and synthesized authentic data from various cyber databases and presented them as projects in class. Since 2010, he has conducted 18 workshops on digital literacy and cyber-enabled learning at local, state, and national teacher workshops and conferences. In 2015, he was invited resource speaker during the first National Digital Educators’ Summit in Manila, Philippines.
Outstanding Technology Leader
Westbury Central Schools
Rocco has supported teachers by providing PD that fosters the use of technology integration for effective and efficient work days. He has supported building the libraries’ makerspaces and incorporating STEAM. At the elementary level, he has facilitated the teaching of Dash and Dot, Makey Makey, and Livestreaming events and morning announcements. Across the district, Rocco has provided PD so staff are able to use, upload and navigate the new evaluation system. Rocco uses the budget he is allocated to support technology resources for the classroom, as well as seeks funding from grant writing to support and improve the district and all its initiatives.
Rocco Varuolo is an amazing leader who worked relentlessly to make Greenburgh CSD a world class school district. He build partnerships, engages families, supports district initiatives all while having a futuristic vision for advancing teaching and learning by integrating technology. Now, in his new role at Westbury CSD he looks to accomplish similar goals.
Outstanding New York State Superintendent
DR. RICHARD HUGHES, SUPERINTENDENT
Central Valley School District