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Here is a shout out to teachers around the world!!!


Today we celebrate  National Teacher Appreciation Week!! When we think of teachers, words like hero, mentor, coach, support, and inspiration come to mind. It’s impossible to write this without remembering the amazing educators and leaders I have had the privilege to know and work with from around the world.  


Teachers touch lives and impact their students in ways that extend far beyond the boundaries of the classroom. My job allows me to work alongside some of the most amazing teachers in education today. I get to see first-hand “champion teachers” integrating exciting technologies into what we now call “The Classroom of the Future”.   


The art of education has changed so much since I was a student. Trend-setting educators are finding cool technologies and innovative ways to use them. Today’s learning spaces provide faculty and students the luxury of using any device, and multiple modalities for delivering and accessing content from nearly anywhere on the planet, whether remote and rural or urban and populated, innovative educators are using technology to tip the scales in favor of enriching the process.


I want to send a special shout out to the teachers who’ve participated in virtual field trips and have had a lifelong impact on their students; and to the teachers from Alaska’s remote, Kenai Peninsula who are using technology to prepare students for the Next Generation Workplace.  These educators have made a difference in my life as they tirelessly work to make a difference in the lives of their students. 


Shout out the teacher(s) who holds a special place in your heart.


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matt zorbas
Frequent Visitor

I would like to say a big thank you to Mr. Zorbas for being such a great teacher, and Mr. Sparks for giving us an oppertunity to use the video conferencing tools and give us a chance to meet some very cool people in the video conferencing world.

Frequent Visitor

I would like to thank Mr. Zorbas for being a great teacher/instructor. We have had a great year so far and we couldnt do it without him..... he has given us the oppertunity to meet new people around the world and learn where the video conferencing world is headed and how much of an impact it has on our future.



I'ld like to thank both Mr. Zorbas and Mr. Sparks for all they have done this school year.

Occasional Visitor

I would like to say thank you to both Mr. Sparks and Mr. Zorbas. You guys have given me the chance to get more out of my shell and learn about video confrening in the job world and also just learn more about it in general. So thank you.

Frequent Visitor

I want to start by giving Mr. Zorbas a huge thank you because when i signed up for this class freshman year, i had no clue what i was getting myself into. On the very first day, he told sophmores that they had to switch out because they didn't take year 1 course the following year. Well i went up to him and asked him to stay in even though i was a sophmore becuase of how my schedule was( certain classes i couldn't move around). He said i could but had to keep up, which i did, therefore i took year 1 and year 2 last semster. Mr. Zorbas also allowed me to retake year 2 instead of jumping to year 3 so i could be with my graduating class. Also, when im late he isn't afraid to call me out and we argue a lot but i know we're just joking around(and he lets me eat in his class room). Over all he's my favorite teacher. Also a thank you to Mr. Sparks because he corrects us on our documents and explains where we went wrong and how to fix it. Another thing he does is points out way to make our anwsers/ projects better. So huge thanks to the both of them! :) 

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