Local teacher earns ICoach designation from INFOhio
Feb 16, 2018 05:50PM
Mrs. Horne helps 6th graders design, engineer, and build brushbots.
Christine Horne, STEM coordinator at St. Gabriel School in Concord, has earned certification as St. Gabriel’s ICoach form INFOhio, Ohio’s pre-K-12 digital library optimized by the Management Council. The certification requires more than 15 hours of group training and individual study, which was completed on her own time.
ICoaches—short for “integrations coaches”—work with teachers to incorporate digital technology and research tools in their classrooms. Horne joins 281 other educators around Ohio who have received Building ICoach certification.
Building ICoaches are a linchpin in promoting INFOhio’s free resources and services to educators across the state,“ said INFOhio’s Executive Director Theresa M. Fredericka. “An ICoach has firsthand experience with the demands classroom educators face along with boundless curiosity about the newest educational technologies. And they love to share their excitement.”
Mrs. Donna Lee Saladino, school principal, agrees. “Christine is definitely a building leader. Taking personal time to learn more about these digital tools will directly and positively affect the quality of instruction our students receive.”
For more than 20 years, INFOhio has provided online digital resources to Ohio’s preK-12 schools and is one of the country’s largest library and information networks. In addition to library software group licensing and support, INFOhio provides a collection on online academic research databases to all preK-12 students and their families as well as classroom information technology and curriculum support to educators. For more information, go to www.infohio.org .
About St. Gabriel School
St. Gabriel is a vibrant center of excellence in Catholic education and faith formation, and has been a vital member of the Lake County community since 1963. For more information or to arrange for a tour of the school, call 440/352-6169 or visit www.St-GabrielSchool.org.