News Release

Laurie Bick
Director, Public Relations
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iEducate Awards Recognize Wilmington University Alumni

Two Wilmington University Alumni were chosen as winners of the inaugural iEducate awards for Delaware. Audrey Carey and Lori Roe were selected in a group of five winners for the award, to highlight innovative educators who excel at creating resources for educators throughout the state.

Audrey Carey, District Elementary Supervisor of Indian River, oversees the Technology Advancing Proficency in English Language Learners Program (TAPE), which focuses on English Language Learners in 2-5th grade. The program integrates iPads, SMARTboards and PCs to provide individualized and interactive educational opportunities for students and professional development for teachers to discuss student data and curriculum alignment. Carey received her Masters of Education in school instruction in 2001 from Wilmington University. She also received her Ph.D. in Education in Innovation Leadership in 2006.

Lori Roe, an instructional technology specialist for Cape Henlopen, developed “Beyond Classroom Walls,” a project that uses video conferencing, virtual experiences for students, an electronic database of digital resources and the use of iPads to enhance the school’s 9-11th grade social studies curricula. She works with teachers to better integrate digital resources with the course work. Roe graduated from Wilmington University in 2002 with a Master’s degree in Education in Applied Educational Technology.

Winners were chosen from 15 finalists and decided by online voting and an advisory committee. Each winner receives $2,000 to support their work in education and will be recognized at the annual Vision 2012 conference on October 17, 2012.

iEducate Delaware is an initiative of the Rodel Foundation of Delaware. It was inspired by interactions with parents, teachers, community leaders and others that are involved in the education of Delaware’s students. The Rodel Foundation of Delaware was established in 1999 to help create one of the finest public education systems in the nation. The foundation focuses on improving public policy, supporting best practices and engaging the public.

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Published: Monday, October 22, 2012 - New Castle, DE