PETE&C DEN Star Spotlight Episode Three

This is the third post in a series highlighting DEN Stars who are presenting at PETE&C February 10th -13th 2013.  In the  second episode    Erin Prosser and Dr. Amy Kern’s session on RtII: Technology Resources is spotlighted.  Their presentation will be on Monday February 11th at 11:30am in cocoa suite 6 session code BL22.

In this episode 60in60 App
presented by  Scott Snyder and Brandon Lutz. Their presentation will be Monday Feburary 11th in the Trinidad room from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm session code CL07.

I have been to this presentation before and it is a whirlwind of fantastic information.  If you have been to this in previous years you should know that it is always updated with new information so it is worth revising time and time again.   In their own words:

“Get ready for an hour packed with ways to enhance your classroom and school through Web tools! Gain exposure to web applications designed to help differentiate instruction and integrate common core standards. Join the fun, watch as all 60 tools are revealed and leave with access to the wiki.”

Scott Snyder, a 19 year member of the English Department at Cedar Cliff High School (West Shore School District), recently was honored by the  Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology, and is back to teaching Theater, American Literature, and AP Language and Composition after taking on the duties of Instructional Coach the last two years ago.  As an Instructional Coach, he supported teachers striving to increase student achievement, working to improve classroom practice and supporting teachers with basic technology needs.  When his district undertook a major technology initiative, Scott, a 2007 Keystone Technology Integrator, was integral in the roll out of the technology as well as training in its effective classroom uses. Outside of school, he is a member of PAECT and serves on its governing board as its Parliamentarian and Newsletter Editor. He was presented at both ISTE and PETE&C.

Brandon Lutz, Technology Integration Specialist, has been in the education profession for over eleven years.  After any years spent teaching technology in a K-8 environment for the School District of Philadelphia, Brandon put his experience to work as an Instructional Technology Coach for sixteen high schools throughout Philadelphia.  Professionally, Brandon serves as the recently elected Southeast Regional Director of PAECT, was chosen as a state level Keystone Technology Integrator, and is a current DEN Star.  In addition, Brandon spends his time searching for the latest and greatest web tools to include in his popular 60 in 60: 60 Web Tools in 60 Minutes presentation.  Brandon has presented 60in60 at a wide range of events, including conferences such as ISTE and PETE&C, various webinars and school based professional development days.

Brandon and Scott met in 2007 at the Keystone Technology Integrators Summit at Shippensburg University. The Summit further fueled each’s passion for using technology in educationally meaningful ways in the classroom, and that thinking underlies 60in60: App Attack.





  1. RJ Stangherlin said:

    Hi, Tom,
    As you might have noticed, I’ve been absent from the PA DEN Blog since June 2012, way too long a hiatus. But I was heartened to see that you have picked up the slack so beautifully and kept PA alive. I’ve finished reading your posts and am grateful we have you in PA. Not sure I will make it to PETE&C but am considering it, if my oncologists permit, so perhaps we will meet. If not, please continue with your excellent postings. We appreciate you so much.

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