The Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium (SVRTC) celebrated the 10th annual SVRTC Technology awards banquet on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 in Blackwell Hall at Longwood University. Twenty-two SVRTC school divisions were represented with over 140 SVRTC members in attendance. There were fifty-five awards presented to SVRTC members who have promoted technology in their divisions. The two competitive awards included the Division Leadership award presented to Dr. Dorinda Grasty, Appomattox County School Division Superintendent and the Division Leadership award that was presented to Dinwiddie County Schools.
The 10th year banquet program included a welcome by Dr. Paul Chapman, Dean of the College of Education and Human Services and a history of SVRTC presented by Dr. Paula Leach, ITTIP Director. Blackwell Hall was also particularly festive for the 10th year of the event highlighting pictures in the centerpieces of past SVRTC award banquets and awardees.
Additional awards were given to the following, with the description of the awards below :
SVRTC Technology Teacher Award – This award recognizes a classroom teacher who advances learning through integration of technology into the curriculum.
SVRTC Instructional Technology Support Award – This award recognizes an instructional support person who advances a school division’s technology environment through providing crucial instructional technology support. This individual may be anyone who supports maintaining an environment where technology assists all school division’s stakeholders in accomplishing their educational goals. Examples of instructional support personnel include ITRTs, Library Media Specialists, Lab Coordinators, STEM Coordinators, Technology Coaches, Robotics Coaches, and Instructional Technology Coordinators
SVRTC Technology Support Award – This award recognizes a technology support person who advances a school division’s technology environment through providing crucial tech support. This individual may be anyone who supports maintaining an environment where technology assists all school division’s stakeholders in accomplishing their educational goals. Examples of instructional support personnel include Network Administrators, Computer Specialists, IT Managers, Technicians, and Supervisor of Information Services.
Pictures from the event can be viewed in ITTIP’s picture gallery.