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One of my books, Reality Bytes: Innovative Learning Using Augmented & Virtual Reality, was named on Forbes as one of the books that every professional should read this summer as part of their Metaverse Summer Reading List. The list was curated by Cathy Hackl who is known as the godmother of the Metaverse.
Was named by Engati to their list of the 222 Top Influencers for 2022. This list is not limited to education but is chosen from across numerous industries. Engati's statement regarding those named to the list was that the influencers listed "have excelled in their fields and have been an inspiration to all of us. Their experience and insights are unbeatable!"
Was named by Engati to their list of the Top 30 Edtech Leaders Transforming Education. The world of education is facing unprecedented challenges. And while technology isn't the answer to all of these issues, thanks to innovators like the ones featured on this list, we can hope for a better tomorrow for all of our teachers and students.
Was included as part of EdTech Magazine's 2021 Dean's List of Higher Ed IT Influencers. For their 2021 dean’s list, they pulled together 30 higher ed IT influencers who are using social and digital media to inform, engage and inspire their colleagues and support their university missions and the students and faculty who depend on them. The list includes some of the savviest higher education IT leaders, technology bloggers, podcasters and social media personalities that EdTech Magazine recommends you should follow.
Our team's work during the pandemic to assist teachers in making the shift to remote instruction was covered by T.H.E. Journal. Specifically, the article focused on a free program that we developed and supported which allowed educators to support each other. Volunteers donated their time and expertise and we created the scheduling system to allow them to pair up with educators who needed support beyond what their schools and districts were providing them.
Was recipient of the 2016 LHRIC Pioneer Award for Director of Technology. Three LHRIC Pioneer Awards are presented every year to a school district, teacher and director from technology from the Westchester, Rockland and Putnam county region in recognition for their innovative uses of technology that change teaching and learning. Award winners are chosen through a nomination and committee selection process.
Was named one of the 100 Most Social CIOs on Twitter by Salesforce. At the time I was serving as a Chief Information Officer for a public school district. The article stated: "One common characteristic of extraordinary CIOs is that they are active and passionate social networkers. These CIOs frequently use public social networks like Twitter, LinkedIn and blogging platforms to share their points of view. Many of these CIOs are work behind the scenes to mentor and promote thought leadership and group collaboration. These social CIOs are inspiring technology and business leaders to actively drive digital transformation for the betterment of their employees, customers and business partners."
Was recipient of the “Special Recognition for Collaboration and Innovation Initiatives” 2014 LHRIC Pioneer Award which I shared with Jennifer Cronk, an instructional facilitator for the Clarkstown Schools and Sabrina Rich, director of instructional technology for the Ardsley Schools. The award was given "in honor of their trailblazing leadership efforts."
Was selected as one of six New York City teachers to take part in the Teach NYC ad campaign which was created as a partnership between the NYC Department of Education and the Ad Council. The commercials were directed by award-winning Hollywood director Joel Schumacher.