Shenandoah County teacher participates in program

Kat Staton, a technology teacher at Ashby Lee Elementary School in Shenandoah County, joined 149 educators from across the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, for a professional development experience hosted by Discovery Education’s Discovery Educator Network.

Tim Taylor, Instructional Technology supervisor for Shenandoah County Public Schools, stated in a news release that Discovery Education’s website contains the schools’ most widely used educational videos.

“Since 2002, Shenandoah County teachers and students have benefited from the integration of Discovery Education resources into our classrooms,” Taylor stated.

The six-day DEN Summer Institute, held July 13-18, featured seminars and hands-on workshops on the latest technologies available to create digital learning environments for students.

Staton stated in the release, “I am honored to have been selected to participate in the 2014 DENSI. This experience has allowed me to learn from and connect with other enthusiastic educators who share a passion for incorporating digital resources in our students’ education.”