Google Teacher Academy

Supplement to Application

Carol LaRow

Personal WEB site URL: http://homepage.mac.com/clarow/Ed_Tech/index.html
http://www.nisk.k12.ny.us/faculty/larow/Smithsonian/
Video Topic - Motivation and Learning:
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Professional Development Organizations:
ADE - Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Computer, Inc.
NYSATL - New York State Academy for Teaching and Learning
NYSCATE - New York State Association for Computers and Technology in Educationmmmmmm
NYSCATE - Select Speakers’ Bureau
NYSUT - New York State United Teachers
NYSEC - New York State English Council
NYSMSA - New York State Middle School Association
CECA - Connecticut Educators’ Computer Association
ISTE - International Society of Technology in Education
NYSACE - New York State Association for Comprehensive Education
NY Wired Collaborative Grant - Master Teacher of Technology
Capital Region BOCES, Model Schools, NERIC
Niskayuna Central Schools Technology CORE Committee
Navy League of the United States
Capital District English Educators’ Association
AFT - American Federation of Teachers
Professional Awards and Accolades:
Please note:   Some of the awards have associated urls, which are listed below.
                       Others have screen shots, which are included on this page for viewing.
Smithsonian Laureate Award, April 2001: for exemplary use of technology in education; nominated by Steve P. Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer, Inc.
     Smithsonian Award Homepage: http://www.nisk.k12.ny.us/faculty/larow/Smithsonian/
     Picture - Receiving Medal: http://www.nisk.k12.ny.us/faculty/larow/Smithsonian/pictures/DX-1_2.jpg
     More Pictures of Medal Ceremony: http://www.nisk.k12.ny.us/faculty/larow/Smithsonian/pictures/pictures1.html
     Project Website: http://www.nisk.k12.ny.us/departments/msla/Iroq/NavyPr/navy.html
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Computer World Honors Award: national award, honoring those who use information technology to benefit society
     Main page: http://www.cwhonors.org/
     Archive of my case study, search year 2001: http://www.cwhonors.org/Search/=Niskayuna&cat=Education&year=2001
     History of program and laureate page: http://www.cwhonors.org/laureates/
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Named Apple Distinguished Educator by Apple Computer, Inc. News article in Schenectady Daily Gazette
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Inducted into the New York State Academy for Teaching and Learning http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/nysatl/index_old.html
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Chosen to be on NYSCATE’s Select Speakers’ Bureau http://www.nyscate.orgmmmm
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WNYT’s Educator of Excellence Award http://www.wetmtv.com/Sites/WETM/content/educator/default.aspx
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Nominated for Disney’s American Teacher Award mmmmmmmmm
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Albany Institute of History and Art - Navy Project on exhibit http://www.albanyinstitute.org/exhibits/wwII.larow.htm
Navy Project Awards and Accolades:
Proclamations, resolutions, awards, and letters have been received from the following.
All were based on our “Navy Project” which lasted for 19 years, reached 21,000 US Navy sailors in troubled waters, and included 2,500
Niskayuna Middle School students.

Project description and pictures can be found on our class website. Please see links on right side of the Navy Project homepage:
Navy Project Homepage on School WEB site:
     Navy Project Homepage: http://www.nisk.k12.ny.us/departments/msla/Iroq/NavyPr/navy.html
     News articles about the Navy Project: http://www.nisk.k12.ny.us/departments/msla/Iroq/NavyPr/articles.html
     Videos of the Project: http://www.nisk.k12.ny.us/departments/msla/Iroq/NavyPr/movies.html
     Thank you Letters from Navy Captains: http://www.nisk.k12.ny.us/departments/msla/Iroq/NavyPr/quoteNavy.html
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The Navy proclamations and announcements were taken off the WEB after the events of 9/11.
U.S. Navy ships that had our project listed on their web pages, were also removed.
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United States House of Representatives - Resolution sponsored by
Congressman Michael McNulty

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New York State Senate - Legislative Resolution # 1834, Honoring Students and Teacher for program designed to correspond with Navy personnel in troubled waters
throughout the world, sponsored by Senator Hugh Farley
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Schenectady County Legislature - Resolution # 73-89, proclaiming June 16 as Iroquois Middle School Day in Schenectady County - sponsored by Legislator Donald Ackerman View resolution
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President George Bush - letter View letter
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Secretary of the Navy, William Ball -lettermmmmmmmmmmmmmmm View letter
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Commissioner of Education for New York State, Dr. Thomas Sobol - letter & proclamation View letter
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Niskayuna Town Council - resolutionm mmmmmmmmmm
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Niskayuna Board of Education - proclamation View proclamation
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Niskayuna Parent Teachers Organization - proclamation mmm
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United State Navy - Navy admirals, captains, and individual sailors - letters  View on Classroom Navy Project WEB page - letter section
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News Articles View News Articles on Classroom Navy Project WEB page
View sample news articles below
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Navy Project Awards and Accolades - News Articles & Resolutions:

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House of Representatives  Return New York State Senate  Return
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Schenectady County Legislature   Return President George Bush   Return
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Secretary of the Navy Return
NYS Commissioner of Education Return Niskayuna Board of Education Return
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U.S.S. Yellowstone Return
U.S.S. Normandy Return
U.S.S. Conyngham Return
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Helicopter Combat Support
Squadron 8 Return
U.S.S. Detroit Return
U.S.S. Wainwright Return
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Navy Helicopter Lands in Soceer Field         Return
Fleet Week in NYC - Visiting the U.S.S. Normandy Return
Niskayuna Teacher Named Apple Distinguished Educator Return
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Submarine Crew Visits Middle School Students Return
Navy Helicopter Flys To NYS from Naval Air Station, Norfolk Return
2,000 Boxes of Cookies Sent to Fleet in Persian Gulf Return
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Honorary Crewmember Award Return