The Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium (SVRTC) celebrated the 11th annual SVRTC Technology awards banquet on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Longwood University. Nineteen SVRTC school divisions were represented with over 100 SVRTC members in attendance, including eight division superintendents. The program included a welcome by Dr. Paul Chapman, Dean of the College of Education and Human Services and a glimpse of the 2016-2017 SVRTC efforts and accomplishments, aligned with the Consortium’s strategic plan, was presented by Dr. Paula Leach, Director of the Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP).
There were fifty-four awards presented to SVRTC members, celebrating the work and advancements they have facilitated in their divisions. There were two competitive awards. The Technology Leadership award was presented to Dr. Jack McKinley, Amelia County School Division Superintendent, and the Division Leadership award that was presented to Amelia County Schools. Under Dr. McKinley’s leadership, Amelia County Public Schools has launched several STEM initiatives, adopted blended learning instructional models, began rolling out Chromebooks and training to support their one-to-one initiatives, and have set some robust digital literacy goals for their county, among other efforts in the last 12 months, advancing technology in the educational setting.
A complete awards list of the 2017 recipients can be found here. You can also learn more about the awards and there descriptions by viewing the application information. Pictures from the event can be found in the SVRTC picture gallery.