Honored and humbled to be nominated for a Bammy Award. The Bammy Awards shine a spotlight on what is good in education. I have be fortunate enough to know many of the great people nominated.
Got this in the mail this morning. (Thanks, Andi! I look forward to seeing you again at workshops.)
Congratulations, Samantha Morra has been nominated for a Bammy Award in the category of Education Commentator / Blogger by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.
Andi Jacobson submitted the following reason for making the nomination:
Samantha Morra has been a positive voice in education for years. She has been a teacher, technology coordinator, administrator, and educational consultant. She is so creative and has brought new dimension to what students and teachers can do with technology to improve learning. Her work with digital storytelling is so powerful. She talks about giving students voice and empowering them with great tools to communicate and express themselves. Her discussions about empathy as the 21st century skill make you rethink how students collaborate and communicate in your classroom and how we can help them become better digital citizens. She has created 21st century classrooms and shared her experience with others. She has even re-framed the “flipped classroom” discussion to focus it more about how teachers can reflect on how to use their face to face time with their students more effectively. She is an advocate for strengthening teachers, engaging students and empowering schools to improve for the benefit of everyone.
I was lucky enough to attend my first workshop with her a few years ago, and have been following her on Twitter, her blog and other social media since then. When you leave her workshops, you feel like you can take on the world. If you reach out to her, she answers and supports your work. I recently saw her in a webinar and I was able to use the information she shared the very next day. I know so many people who have been inspired by Samantha and she should be recognized for her passion, innovation and collaboration that has benefited so many.
You can see the nomination details here and vote: http://www.bammyawards.com/index.php/component/content/article/69-education-commentatorblogger/1245-samantha-morra
Please check out all of the nominees. Let’s all celebrate and shine a spotlight on what is good in education.