The Adelson Educational Campus is proud to announce the competitive selection of three educators as Digital Engineers for the Nevada Department of Education (NDE): Robin Pence, Coordinator of Educational Technology; Rachel Ziter Grant, Lower School STEM Lead; and Paula Jacoby-Garrett, Upper School Science Department Chair. Digital Engineers are digital education experts who will support all Nevada educators, public and private, in elevating their skills in virtual and blended learning. Selected by the office of Jhone Ebert, Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Nevada, the Digital Engineers program has been created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help establish what a global education means in the Silver State.
During their one-year appointment, our Digital Engineers – along with others chosen statewide – will help train other educators across Nevada by developing virtual teaching webinars; creating a library of digital tools for educators; mentoring peer educators; hosting professional learning events; writing blog posts; moderating discussion boards; and developing virtual learning curricula.
Our previously-implemented Technology Innovations and Integration Initiative and our successful pivot to distance learning have earned the Adelson Educational Campus a well-deserved reputation for excellence in educational technology. Now, three of our team members will be a part of the statewide solution to transforming education in Nevada, improving the skills of all teachers – and by extension, the lives of all children – in our community. We are excited to have our faculty serve as mentors to fellow educators and to have our school’s technology prowess recognized with this prestigious honor!