The NMC Selects the 2013 K-12 Ambassadors

The New Media Consortium, in partnership with, 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.

“I am honored to welcome the K-12 Ambassadors into the NMC community,” said NMC Senior Director of Program Development, Dr. Holly Ludgate. “They are driving innovation in K-12 through the inventive use of emerging technology and engaging pedagogies to shape learners of today.”

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 (embedded above) on the official NMC YouTube channel.

The 2013 NMC K-12 Ambassadors

Troy Bagwell
Sue Bedard
David Boxer
David Conover
Jerry Crisci
Jason D'Argent
David Deeds
Cristiano Dias
Jelmer Eves
Sharyn Gabriel
Terra Graves
Lisa Gustinelli
Mark Hammons
Rena Hanaway
Alice Keeler
Michael Lambert
David Malone
Jonathan Nalder
Pierre Poulin
Jeremy Powell
Gordon Shupe
Cheryl Steighner

“The 22 Ambassadors will add a new energy and perspective to the NMC that will inform all our efforts,” said NMC CEO, Dr. Larry Johnson. “We expect to learn a great deal as we build this new program together.”

Watch this space for updates on the NMC K-12 Ambassador Program!

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