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E-TIPS Leaders Honored at the
Third Annual E-TIPS Celebration
June 2, 2010

From left to right,
E-TIPS Leader
Robin Mesnard
with Felica Piacente, Director, Division of Prekindergarten
Special Programs and
Related Services,

and Denise De Coste,
HIAT Team Leader

Elise Harich and
Amy Katzman
were awarded
certificates as well.


Guest Speaker

Justin Valenti, an 8th grader at Lakelands Park Middle School was the guest speaker at the 3th Annual E-TIPS Event. Using Assistive Technology is a part of Justin's life.  As early as first grade Justin was using a computer and by 4th and 5th grade was using Draft:Builder, Write:Outloud, and Read:Outloud for writing and reading assignments. Thanks to a laptop in middle school, Justin has made significant progress using Outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, Clipart, and Glogster for communicating with his teachers and completing assignments.

Click here to read Justin's speech.

Justin Valenti

E-TIPS Event
Glogster Poster Contest


E-TIPS stands for "Educators using Technology to Improve the Performance of Students." E-TIPS Leaders have completed 75 hours of E-TIPS training demonstrating a personal commitment to improving their own technology skills, assisting their colleagues with technology, and using technology effectively to benefit students.

E-TIPS events give educators an opportunity to network. Matt Monjan gave a presentation on Discovery Education. Software vendors provided valuable doorprizes which were raffled off at the event. HIAT announced new ways that MCPS staff can earn E-TIPS hours including taking online courses, teaching E-TIPS classes, and participating in the creation of accessible curriculum materials. 

E-TIPS classes are currently offered by HIAT, InterACT, the Technology Consulting Team, the Office of Supporting Services, and the Staff Development Programs Team.

Updated February 25, 2011 | Maintained by by Linda Wilson