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Thursday, November 8, 2012

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IU School of Education names latest class of Jacobs Teachers

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Teachers from Indiana, nationwide honored for use of technology

Nov. 8, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University School of Education has announced its latest class of Jacobs Teacher Educators from Indiana and across the country. The annual Jacobs Teacher Educator Award honors five teachers who use technology to support innovative, inquiry-based teaching and learning activities in their classrooms.

Each teacher selected receives a $1,500 stipend at the end of the one-year appointment and $1,000 toward purchasing technology resources to support his or her teaching, as well as funds to support travel to Indiana University for professional development events throughout the year. The IU School of Education honored the latest group of teachers in the annual "Call to Teach" ceremony Nov. 3 at the Wright Education Building in Bloomington.

"We are excited to have such an outstanding group of educators who are committed to working with our teacher education students this year," said Thomas Brush, the Barbara B. Jacobs Chair in Education and Technology. "All of these teachers have demonstrated their excellence in the use of technology to support inquiry-based teaching and learning strategies in their classrooms."

The current class includes two teachers from Indiana and three from around the nation:

The current class earned the Jacobs Teacher honor from a pool of more than 25 nominees. Each of these teachers has committed to working with the School of Education throughout the year to share expertise and experience with teacher education students and faculty.

The Jacobs Teacher Educator Award became possible though a $1 million gift from the late Barbara B. Jacobs. Her previous philanthropy established the Jacobs Chair in Education and Technology in 1998.

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