February 28, 2013
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Named to International Educational Technology
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The NMC Selects the 2013 K-12 Ambassadors
Austin, TX (February 28, 2013) — The New Media Consortium (NMC), an international consortium of learning-focused organizations, has selected 22 K-12 education professionals for its new NMC K-12 Ambassador Program. The Ambassadors range from district CIOs to teachers to directors of technology and many other roles in between.

Launched in January 2013, the NMC K-12 Ambassador Program is a global search for K-12 education professionals who are committed to using innovative approaches to teaching and learning in their K- 12 classrooms. Distinguished as NMC Ambassadors, the selected individuals earned a one-year NMC membership as well as an influential place within the NMC community.

The selected ambassadors will serve as knowledgeable members of NMC Horizon Project K-12 Advisory Boards in the discussions that lead to future K-12 editions of the NMC Horizon Report series, be the experts in their field in the NMC Commons, and gain recognition among an international body of colleagues as innovative educators. Each individual earned the position of NMC K-12 Ambassador by submitting a video application that described the innovation that was taking place at their school(s) and their ties to the NMC Horizon Project research. The videos from all of the Ambassadors can be viewed on a special playlist on the official NMC YouTube channel.

About the New Media Consortium
The New Media Consortium (NMC) is an international not-for-profit consortium of learning-focused organizations dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies.

For 20 years, the NMC and its members have dedicated themselves to exploring and developing potential applications of emerging technologies for learning, research, and creative inquiry. For more information on the NMC, visit www.nmc.org.

This is a great opportunity rub shoulders with educational technology thought leaders from around the world. I look forward to sharing the 'view from the trenches' as we look to meet with the learners in the current context of mobile, globally connected education.

Gordon Shupe, Educational Technologist
Stone Middle School

I am honored to welcome the K-12 Ambassadors into the NMC community.

They are driving innovation in K-12 through the inventive use of emerging technology and engaging pedagogies to shape learners of today.

Dr. Holly Ludgate, Senior Director of Program Development
New Media Consortium

The 22 Ambassadors will add a new energy and perspective to the NMC that will inform all our efforts. We expect to learn a great deal as we build this new program together.

Dr. Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer
New Media Consortium

The New Media Consortium is best known in the education community for it's annual Horizon Reports:
With well over one million downloads in the past ten years, the NMC Horizon Report series serves the higher education, K-12, and museum communities across the globe in their desire to understand the impact of emerging technologies on their chosen field or discipline. Not a predictive tool, the NMC Horizon Report provides insight into the technologies that are most likely to make a significant impact across three time horizons, based on the consensus opinions of the self-nominated advisory board.

The 2013 NMC K-12 Ambassadors

Troy Bagwell
Decatur I.S.D.
Decatur, Texas • USA
Sue Bedard
Full Sail University
Orlando, Florida • USA
David Boxer
The Blake School
Minneapolis, Minnesota • USA
David Conover
Connally High School
Austin, Texas • USA
Jerry Crisci
Scarsdale Public Schools
Scarsdale, New York • USA
Jason D'Argent
Comet Bay College
Perth • Western Australia
David Deeds
Colegios Peterson
Cuajimalpa • Mexico
Cristiano Dias
Colégio Interativa e Colégio
Londrina, Paraná • Brasil
Jelmer Eves
Utrecht • Netherlands
Sharyn Gabriel
Ocoee Middle School
Ocoee, Florida • USA
Terra Graves
21st Century Learning Div.
Reno, Nevada • USA
Lisa Gustinelli
Saint Andrew's School
Boca Raton, Florida • USA
Mark Hammons
Fresno Office of Education
Fresno, California • USA
Rena Hanaway
Full Sail University
Longwood, Florida • USA
Alice Keeler
California State University
Fresno, California • USA
Michael Lambert
Concordia Int'l School
Shanghai • China
David Malone
Diocese of Oakland
Berkeley, California • USA
Jonathan Nalder
Queensland Education Dep't
Kilcoy, Queensland • Aus.
Pierre Poulin
École Wilfrid-Bastien
Montreal, Quebec • Canada
Jeremy Powell
Keller High School
Keller, Texas • USA
Gordon Shupe
Stone Middle School
Melbourne, FL • USA
Cheryl Steighner
Camelot Elementary
Tacoma, Washington • USA
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