Bronxville School Director of Technology Jennifer Forsberg has been named an Outstanding Innovative Leader and selected as recipient of the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center’s 2018 TELL Award. Forsberg will be recognized at an award ceremony to be held at the Edith Macy Conference Center in Briarcliff Manor on March 29.
Every year, the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center – a support division of BOCES that serves the Lower Hudson Valley – bestows the prestigious award upon teachers, school districts and district leaders from Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties in recognition of innovative uses of technology that change teaching and learning. Winners of the TELL (Transforming Education through Leadership and Learning) Award, formerly known as the Pioneer Award, are nominated by their colleagues and peers and chosen through a committee selection process. According to the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center, these educators demonstrate how education can be transformed through the use of instructional technology strategies and tools.
“The Bronxville School is incredibly fortunate to have the leadership of Jennifer Forsberg,” Director of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Mara Koetke said. “Through her vision, we have developed a model curriculum for coding and computer programming that begins with our youngest students and has allowed us to grow our computer science high school offerings. Jennifer’s leadership has also enabled our classroom teachers to incorporate technology in meaningful ways, including our efforts to use technology to engage with authentic audiences, and share student work beyond the walls of the classroom as part of our Project Based Learning initiative.”
Dr. Koetke added that Forsberg has worked with parents to develop an understanding of digital citizenship and established the Student Help Desk where students respond to technology needs through the district and blog on tech-related issues to the entire community.
“Jennifer is an innovator who works tirelessly to ensure that our students and our faculty use cutting-edge technology to advance educational opportunities,” Dr. Koetke said.