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iEducate Delaware: Lori Roe

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Paul Herdman
Paul Herdman
Dr. Paul Herdman is President and CEO of the Rodel Foundation of Delaware, which he joined in 2004. He is a founding member of Vision 2015, Delaware’s plan to transform its public schools to world class; an Aspen Institute-NewSchools Fellow in entrepreneurial leadership; and 2010 recipient of the NewSchools Venture Fund “Change Agent of the Year” award. He has served as a senior manager at New American Schools; consulted with Brookings Institution, RAND, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and The World Bank. Paul has taught K-12 in the U.S., South Africa, and Australia; and co-founded an Outward Bound-based school-within-a-school in New York City. He assisted the Secretary of Education for two governors in Massachusetts during the wholesale redesign of the state’s policies on standards, choice, and finance in the 1990s. He holds a BS in biology from the University of Delaware and MA and Ed.D. in education administration and planning from Harvard University.

iEducate Delaware is an initiative of the Rodel Foundation of Delaware recognizing the unsung heroes of public education statewide. These individuals represent a diverse cross section of parents, educators, community leaders, and other inspiring individuals from up and down the state, who are dedicating their time, commitment, and leadership to Delaware’s public schools. Each honoree received a $2,000 grant to support her work and was honored at the recent Vision 2015 Fall Conference, hosted at the University of Delaware. To learn more, visit www.ieducatedelaware.org.

Town Square Delaware has shared the winning entries from the five honorees selected. The fifth and final honoree is Lori Roe, who is featured in this video by Content Delaware. Her entry appears below:

I became involved in education because I believe that education can make a difference, one child at a time. Education is the path to eliminate ignorance, inspire creativity for new inventions, create critical thinking for real-world problem solving, and develop productive citizens and can lead to a better world.

I developed “Beyond Classroom Walls,” a project using videoconferencing, 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. I did it because I believe global awareness and collaboration are vital for 21st century learners in developing tolerance and understanding of other cultures, as well as preparing them for their future in a competitive economic, world market.

This project is innovative and unique because it inspires the design of student-centered, project-based learning, enhanced with current technologies for 21st century teaching and learning. Delaware students are impacted through this work because it allows them to prepare for and interact with experts through virtual field trips, using digital resources for research and problem solving, and collaborating with others beyond their classrooms.

Learning is 24/7, has no boundaries, no borders, and no limits! Collaborating with others is a rich and cultural experience to broaden perspectives and understanding of world issues, both past and present.

My proudest moments as a champion of education happen when I reconnect with my former students (as adults) who remember their experiences in my classroom as positive and express their gratitude to me as one of their best teachers! We are all educators because we share our experiences, help each other in times of need, and work together, so we learn from one another.

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Lori Roe is an instructional technology specialist for Cape Henlopen. 

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