Iowa Technology and Education Connection named West Des Moines’ Crestview Elementary third grade teacher Adam Nidey their K-12 Educator of the Year.
The announcement was made at the Iowa Technology and Education Connection’s annual conference.
“Adam’s enthusiasm for student’s learning is evident on a daily basis,” said Brian Abeling, WDMCS technology director. “It’s common to see his classroom Skyping with other students or adults who live in far off corners of the world. His classroom is extremely diverse and his constantly using online tools to encourage his students reach out to connect with other cultures.”
”I am fortunate to be in a technology-rich district,” said Nidey. “Our tech department is top notch and consistently works to remove hurdles for teachers that are trying to grow professionally and do what is best for the learning of all of its students. Teaching in a building that has over 100 iPads has also allowed me to be challenged in the area of technology.”
Nidey has also served as a panelist at the Iowa Education Summit and has been a regional presenter on iPad usage in the classroom.
The award recognizes an innovative classroom teacher who uses technology to improve instruction and student achievement.