Indiana Area School Teacher Finalist for State Education Award | Local News

Elizabeth Woods, Indiana Area School District’s K-12 Gifted Student Support Coordinator, has been selected as a finalist for the 2022 Computer Science for All Pennsylvania (CSforAllPA) Exemplary Educator Award.

Recognition is given to three K-12 Computer Educators (CS) who are considered outstanding for their efforts to expand computer learning for all.

“We are pleased to recognize Elizabeth Woods for her significant contributions to expanding computer science learning for all students,” said Sara Frey, CSinPA Initiative Leader at PaTTAN. “Elizabeth was selected as a finalist for her dedication to expanding computing for all students, not just students in her workload.”

Woods earned her master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Pittsburgh. In her current role as K-12 Gifted Student Support Coordinator, Woods has provided computer science instruction to students receiving science, technology, and engineering enrichment as part of Individual Education Plan services. (GIEP) for gifted students.

She is on a mission to engage all learners in computing and supports the implementation of CS Pre K-5 instruction using programs such as CS Fundamentals, Scratch, Tynker and Khan Academy . Woods featured at the 2021 CSforAllPA Summit. She went above and beyond in her “expected” role.

The award will be presented June 22-23 at the 2022 CSforAllPA Summit hosted by the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) in Harrisburg. The winner of the award will be presented by the director of the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Special Education at CSforAllPA’s Exemplary Finalist Panel.

All are welcome to attend the summit. Registration is free via the PaTTAN website.

Application for the CSforAllPA Exemplary Educator Award 2023 will open in December 2022. Applications will be available on the PaTTAN website.

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