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Spotlight on Sarah Spaunhorst @ METC 2015

Spaunhorst (750 SQ)Sarah Spaunhorst teaches high school computer science and engineering courses at Visitation Academy in St. Louis, MO. In each year of her four year teaching career, she has assisted with the creation of new technology- based courses, from a STEM course in middle school to AP Computer Science. Sarah has also fostered her students’ creativity by sponsoring submissions to the annual Show-Me a Movie Contest.

Sarah is a 2015 Midwest Spotlight Educator. This recognition, in its third year, honors leaders from the region in education technology, whose practices are making a difference for students and teachers. You can hear her best practices at the Midwest Education Technology Community Conference this February. Learn more about the annual conference at METCconference.org.

Her main focus within all of her classes is using technology in order to assist students with real life outside the classroom and beyond high school. In 2013, Sarah was named one of fifty Siemens STEM Institute Fellows through Discovery Education. She is a DEN STAR Educator. Follow her on Twitter  @SpaunhorstSarah.

METC Spotlight on Bill Bass

2013 Midwest Spotlight Educator Bill Bass is a former middle and high school English teacher who now works with teachers as an Instructional Coach in the Parkway School District. Bill is also an adjunct professor of educational technology for Missouri Baptist University. As a speaker, writer and professional developer, he focuses on systemic and sustainable integration of technology into classrooms at all grade levels. He is Co-President of Educational Technology Association of Greater St. Louis, a Google Certified Teacher and DEN Star Educator, Member-at-Large for the ISTE Innovative Learning Technology SIG. Follow him on Twitter at @billbass.

Bill is one of nine educators chosen as spotlight speaker at the Midwest Education Technology Conference. This special designation honors leaders from the region in education technology, whose practices are making a difference for students and teachers. METC,  a program of Cooperating School Districts, celebrates 30 years in 2013.