Southeastern's Fulwiler honored as Technology Educator of the Year
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TECHNOLOGY EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR -- Southeastern Louisiana University education professor John Fulwiler received the Louisiana Technology Council's "Technology Educator of the Year" award for his work as chair of the fourth annual Northshore Excellence in Teaching with Technology (NETT) Conference, sponsored last July by Southeastern and Delgado Community College. Pictured at the council's fourth annual awards banquet are, from left, Ashley Chitwood, Delgado Community College; Sandy Swartz, St. Tammany Parish School Board; Fulwiler; Stella Helluin, Southeastern St. Tammany Center director; Brenda Reine-Bertus, St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation executive director; and Laura Zammit, St. Tammany Center assistant director.
HAMMOND – John Fulwiler, professor of educational leadership and teachnology at Southeastern Louisiana University, has been named the Technology Educator of the Year by the Louisiana Technology Council. The announcement of the “eWARD” came at the fourth annual awards banquet at the Marriott Convention Center in New Orleans, Oct.11.
Fulwiler was recognized for his work as chair of the fourth annual Northshore Excellence in Teaching with Technology (NETT) Conference, sponsored last July by Southeastern and Delgado Community College.
According to the LTC’s website, “The annual awards celebrate and recognize innovation and achievement for those who have made a positive impact in the technology field in our area in the past year.”
The conference, in cooperation with the Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, Washington, Livingston and St. Helena parish school boards, advances the technological skills of educators at all levels, creating a richer learning environment for students. Participants experience hands-on workshops including web development, multimedia, distance learning and electronic classroom devices.
Fulwiler said the I-12 corridor from Slidell to Baton Rouge has become the 84 mile long “linear center” of economic activity for south Louisiana since Hurricane Katrina.
“One common unifying factor that is critical to support the growth and change, is technology,” he said. “It is an opportune time for the professional education community to partner with those in the economic community to better serve the growing needs of the region.”
Brenda Reine-Bertus, executive director of the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation, nominated Fulwiler for the award.
“Dr. Fulwiler has been a leading force in providing technological training for our region’s educators,” Reine-Bertus said. “His successful collaboration with Southeastern, Delgado and the St. Tammany Parish School Board provides opportunities for our educators to receive hands on training and tips on integrating technology into the classroom.”
“As we continue to market this area as a hub for technology companies, it is essential that our workforce be up to date on emerging technologies,” she said.