ITNs 10th Anniversary: 2007-2008

"A new age demands a new paradigm!"
-Walter McKenzie

Top Online Educators 2008
Volume 10, Issue 7 - March 2008

presented by
Walter McKenzie
The One and Only Surfaquarium



The 2008 Surfaquarium
Top Online Educator Awards

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I am honored to present to you the fifth annual Surfaquarium Top Online Educators for 2008! In creating this honor, I wanted to recognize those educators who are singled out by their peers as being an inspiration both locally and across the online community. In preparing for this annual recognition, I solicited nominations from educators in the trenches doing the work of our profession.

This is a non-commercial, unabashed recognition of each honorees work. There is no monetary award or obligation accompanying this honor; there are no strings attached. The Surfaquarium's Top Online Educator program is an altruistic recognition of excellence in the quickly-evolving world of educational technology.

In addition to this month's newsletter, the ten honorees are enshrined on the Innovative Teaching web site, joining the previous four classes already there. I encourage you to visit their sites and contact them to congratulate them on this recognition of their accomplishments.

Thanks to everyone who participated! The nominations I received were all worthy of consideration; everyone nominee is an asset to our profession!

I now present to you the Surfaquarium Top Online Educators of 2008:

Kevin Delaney
Social Studies Chair
Wayland High School
Wayland, Massachusetts


Darren Draper
Technology Specialist
Jordan School District
Sandy, Utah


Adam Dugger
Classroom Teacher
Herricks Public Schools
Hyde Park, New York

Diane Johnson
Education Director
Iditarod Trail Committee
Wasilla, Alaska


Mathew Needleman
K-5 Literacy Coach
Brentwood Science Magnet
Los Angeles, California


John Pederson
Instructional Technology and Curriculum Coordinator
Cooperative Educational Service Agency #3
Fennimore, Wisconsin


Fernanda Rodrigues
EFL Teacher
Escola Secundria de Sebastio da Gama
Setubal, Portugal


Sean Spear
Online Instructor
Connected University
Western Governors University
Bucerias, Mexico


Eric White
English Teacher
Lakeland Regional High School
Wanaque, New Jersey

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