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Lurgan Elementary School Librarian Recognized as a Distinguished Keystone Technology Innovator Educator

Susan Berrier, Lurgan Elementary School Librarian, was nominated as a Distinguished Keystone Technology Innovator Educator and attended the Keystone Technology Innovators (KTI) Summit held at Shippensburg University in July. 

Each school principal in Pennsylvania is invited to nominate a teacher for Keystone recognition and nominees may apply to attend Summit.  Paul Swope, Lurgan Principal, nominated Berrier based on the leadership she demonstrates in the area of technology integration.

“Keystone Technology Innovators are creative teachers who embrace best practices and technology integration in their schools,” explained Swope. “The PAECT advocates for the use of technology as a transformative tool to nurture the intellect, innovation, and imagination of students. Beyond what Berrier does in her own classroom, I am appreciative of the fact she is willing to devote her own time to provide assistance to her colleagues on technology related concerns.”

The KTI Summit is a week-long event where teachers spend time working in cohorts, attending pedagogical and technology-driven workshops, and building their personal learning networks (PLN).  Additional highlights from the KTI Summit include keynote speakers, Edcamp or unconference sessions, and a STEM/Makerspace event where they were able to experience robotics, coding, electronics and the design/build process among other activities. The KTI Summit is organized by the Pennsylvania Association for Educational Technology and Communications (PAECT), which boasts a membership of over 700 educators from across Pennsylvania. 

It is the goal of Summit to inspire attendees to return to their districts with heightened enthusiasm for technology-supported learning and embraces the ideas of develop, connect, lead, and advocate. Berrier is excited to share her knowledge and passion with her colleagues at Lurgan, Buchanan, and Fayetteville Elementary Schools. 

“Mrs. Barrier is someone that is so deserving of this recognition and thoroughly enjoyed the additional tools learned at the Summit, “stated Christine Wolgemuth, Director of Technology. “She shares her knowledge beyond the schools where she teaches by offering districtwide technology related professional development.  She’s passionate about her work and a role model in her area.”

Mrs. Susan Berrier, Distinguished Keystone Technology Innovator Educator

Susan Berrier