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Micah Shippee
7th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Liverpool Middle School
Liverpool Central School District

Congratulations to our November 2015 Featured Teacher Micah Shippee. Micah is 16 year veteran teacher in the Liverpool Central School District.

What are some of the innovative ways that Micah integrates technology into his curriculum?

In Micah's social studies classes, students leverage technology in many ways. Sometimes they will simply use digital maps on an iPad rather than a paperbacked atlas to achieve the same class objectives. Micah has seen increased student engagement based on the use of the iPad. Additionally, his students use popular video games to simulate historical events. Micah has found that Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization (video game) does an excellent job of lending itself to high level, experienced-based discussions on mercantilism in the Age of Colonization. This school year, Micah decided to transform his annual class cemetery walk by having the students collaboratively research, photograph, and digitally label gravestones in the Liverpool Cemetery. Guided by the work of former, Liverpool CSD Social Studies teacher, Clarie Deloria's "Liverpool Cemetery: A Walking Tour" book, students visited the cemetery, and photographed and transcribed their assigned gravestone... [ more... ]

Is This You?
Are you the type of teacher who thinks about technology integration and new ways to enhance instruction, engage students, and make learning fun?  Know someone who fits the profile?  Recommend a "Featured Teacher" so we can recognize and celebrate great work in the area of instructional technology!
  Past Featured Teachers:
Sara Hughes (October 2015)
Susanne Miller (September 2015)
Tricia DiFulvio (June 2015)
Shirley Terrinoni (May 2015)
Sarah Misco (April 2015)
Margaret Middleton (March 2015)
Susan Lohret (January 2015)
Johnsteven Melfi (November 2014)
ESM's STEAM Team (October 2014)
Katrina Ercole & Maureen Manke (June 2014)
Marcia Cornell (May 2014)
Jennifer Kirchoff (April 2014)
Heather Turner (March 2014)
Michael Flood (February 2014)
Lindsay Cesari (January 2014)
Kevin Misiano (December 2013)
Chris DiFulvio (November 2013)
Christina Luce (October 2013)
Amy Furletti (September 2013)
Caitlin Mack  (June 2013)
Keith Newvine (May 2013)
Katie Regan (April 2013)
Mary Ward (March 2013)
Tracy Brady (February 2013)
Erica Martin (January 2013)
Lisa Sammon (December 2012)
Nancy Dalley (November 2012)
Sue Kowalski (October 2012)
Audrey Misiano (September 2012)


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Meet November's Featured Teacher - Micah Shippee:
"As instructional designers, teachers are bridge builders, striving to bridge the gap between students and content. Emergent technology provides educators ... more >>

Meet October's Featured Teacher - Sara Hughes:
Students benefit from her "just don't give them the fish" approach to teaching as her expectation is that students will OWN their OWN learning and ... more >>

The Central New York Regional Information Center (CNYRIC) was recently the recipient of three public relations awards given annually by the New York State Public Relations Association (NYSPRA).  ... more >>

Instructional Technology Team's Summer PD Attracts Nearly 350 Educators:
  More than 340 teachers and administrators from nearly 30 school districts participated in at least one of the Instructional Technology team’s professional development workshops ... more >>

Meet Our September Featured Teacher:
Students in Susanne's class are not only encouraged to develop a lifelong love of reading, but also develop authentic skills that will serve them throughout their ... more >>

CNYRIC Connections June 2015:
The June 2015 CNYRIC Connections e-newsletter is now available. Read about professional development opportunities, this month's Featured Teacher, our new Digital Signage service, and more!  ... more >>

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