Gregg Festa, Director of the ADP Center for Teacher
Preparation and Learning Technologies was recently awarded the New Jersey
Association for Educational Technology’s (NJAET) 2007 Technologist of the Year
Award. This award is presented
annually by the NJAET to a person who has made an outstanding contribution in
the field of educational technology.
Festa, who founded the ADP Center, has been instrumental in integrating new and emerging technologies such as wikis, digital storytelling, and Web 2.0 tools into educational environments and has been highly active in aligned educational technology projects. Some of these projects include the Silk City Media Workshop, an after-school digital media program for inner city middle school students and free online mini-workshops for teachers covering a range of topics from integrating literature in mathematics to mentoring new teachers. The NJAET commended his efforts to help the students of New Jersey learn with the assistance of educational technology.