Dunham Director of Innovation and Technology Nikole Blanchard has been elected to International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) board of directors. The ISTE board provides strategic leadership, vision, and fiduciary oversight as it works to ensure progress toward educational goals.
“It is an extreme honor to represent educators around the world as an ISTE board member,” said Blanchard, who began her three-year term at the beginning of January 2019. “I look forward to sharing my passion for technology and experiences at The Dunham School with educators globally.”
Blanchard is a National Board Certified Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Innovator, Apple Teacher, Swift Playground Teacher, Google Certified Trainer, PBS Learning Media Innovator and Microsoft Innovating Educator. In addition, she is the founder of a local technology network and serves as a board member of Baton Rouge’s Edcamp and Louisiana IT Symposium.
The ISTE’s website describes the organization as “a passionate community of global educators who believe in the power of technology to transform teaching and learning, accelerate innovation and solve tough problems in education. It inspires the creation of solutions and connections that improve opportunities for all learners by delivering practical guidance, evidenced-based professional learning, virtual networks, thought-provoking events, and the ISTE standards.” Learn more at ISTE.org