Norris Teacher Rosenau Wins Technology Award

Norris Teacher Rosenau Wins Technology Award

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Norris Middle School teacher Matt Rosenau has been selected as a winner of the highly competitive “ISTE Teacher Trek Contest” sponsored by NETA. Rosenau has won a trip to Philadelphia to participate via a complimentary registration in the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) national conference. The ISTE conference is a major event among tech-savvy educators, and the organization is the premier one serving educators and education leaders “committed to empowering connected learners.”

Rosenau’s entry in the competition showcased his creative technology skills through a contestant video explaining how he uses technology to enhance student learning and how attending the national conference would strengthen what he already does as a classroom teacher. Rosenau has successfully integrated google apps into his classroom through everything from homework calendars to having students use Chromebooks to work on their writing and submit and receive feedback via google docs.

Middle School Principal Mary Jo Leininger remarked, “I'm thrilled that Matt was selected and proud of his membership on our staff!” She described Rosenau as “a master teacher and one who . . . will capitalize on this opportunity to maximize his effectiveness as a leader of technology implementation in education.” Rosenau holds a B.S. in Education with an endorsement in 7-12 English from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and is pursuing a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Doane College.

Mr. Rosenau and the other teacher winners will be recognized at the state NETA (Nebraska Educational Technology Association) conference in April in Omaha at the CenturyLink Center.