An article in New Jersey Spotlight profiled former New Milford High School principal Eric Sheninger, one of the founding fathers of a movement that integrates technology into instruction.
Sheninger, who has left the school to take a position at a think tank, was the New Milford High School principal since 2007 and he is on the forefront of using cutting edge technology to further pedagogy, the article said.
In 2010, Sheninger helped start up the annual Edscape Conference, a professional development program based around innovation for teachers. This year’s conference will be on October 18, 2014.
Sheninger embraced technology in the classroom. Teachers and students at New Milford High School use social media and other internet tools to enhance the learning experience and extend the reach of education. Students were able to hold live stream conversations with best-selling authors and use Instagram to send out lessons on theatrical performances, among other innovations, NJ Spotlight noted.
Shenigher, who has 64.5K followers on Twitter (@NMHS_Principal, Sheninger’s handle), discusses the state of education today with his colleagues on that platform. By sharing ideas in this public way, the principal believes he is accelerating the conversation surrounding technology and education.