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Shaping Future-Ready Kids through Digital Innovation!
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Joaquin De La Paz

Alamogordo High School
English 11/12 Teacher
Alamogordo, NM
I am an English teacher of 16 years, and have recently gone digital. I am reading a book called Ditch That Textbook, by Matt Miller, and I am fascinated with how the digital revolution can set learners free. I want to gain fluency with digital instructional tools. I also want to help colleagues enter the 21st century like I did. I wonder what is the best way to help a teacher take that leap, and what technology environment is required to support professional staff implementing this in a high school. There is a great deal of work to do in this process. We are re-training an entire industry to use updated tools on the level of how the internal combustion engine changed the transportation industry. Although we face some great challenges, the world has gone digital, and we need to prepare students for the technology infused college and career landscapes they will find after graduation.