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Mark White

District 58
4th Grade Teacher
Downers Grove, IL
I am a 4th grade teacher looking to use pedagogy to help my students as 21st century learners. My 21st century classroom is not centered around technology but rather pedagogy designed to develop the skills my students will need to navigate the ever expanding body of knowledge being created. Technology is but one tool I use. I was a co-creator of PlaydateDG58 (now called SAMRi Camp), presenter at numerous District 58 inservice days, PlaydateDG58, Ipadtacula, CPS iPad Academy, Chicago Education Festival, and ICE Cold mini conferences. I started my teaching career in 2008 as a 2nd grade teacher after practicing law for 15 years. I have been nominated for: Teacher of the Year for the DGEEA, Distinguished Service Award for the Downers Grove Education Foundation, ICE Technology Teacher of the Year, and also a Green Apple Award recipient. I am the past Vice President of my local association (DGEEA) and current executive board member and negotiations chair. I was awarded the Stalwart award from the DGEEA in 2017.