I absolutely love attending Pete&C. I love to see my “east coast” PA friends and to network and learn new amazing technology applications relevant to my job. But there is one thing that I love even more… and that is when deserving people are recognized for the amazing things they do. This is exactly what happened Tuesday evening at the PAECT banquet. For those of you in PA who aren’t familiar with PAECT, it is the Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology. If you aren’t a member, you should consider joining so you can enjoy the benefits of learning and growing in the field of educational technology.

On Tuesday night, four SHINING DEN STARS were awarded at the banquet. Mark Perlman received the Ero W. Davidson Award, which is presented for outstanding accomplishment by a member to the Association in the field of communications in Pennsylvania.


Brandon Lutz received the PA Public Policy Advocate of the Year Award which is presented to a member who is an outstanding leader and mentor in advocating for education technology policy at the local, state, regional, national and/or international level.


Also honored were Rosie Parmigiani and Ann Noonen. These amazing women (Along with Sean McDonough) were given the Making IT Happen award from ISTE. What an incredible honor!! I couldn’t think of more deserving people.


Making IT Happen is an internationally recognized awards program for educators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools. The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation.


I am so proud of Mark, Brandon, Rosie and Ann, all of whom I met through the Keystone Technology Integrators program. Each one has touched my life in their own way, and I know I’m not the only person who could say this. They are great teachers, friends, and mentors to all who know them. So, if you get the chance, congratulate these four SHINING DEN STARS today!


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