Thomas wins NTLI award

Amanda Thomas
Amanda Thomas

Congratulations to Amanda Thomas, assistant professor in Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, on winning the National Technology Leadership Initiative Award at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators conference on Feb. 9, 2017. Thomas has taught courses for ITEAM and will teach two NMSSI courses in summer 2017.

Her exemplary presentation and paper, "A Framework for Mathematics Teachers' Evaluation of Digital Instructional Materials: Integrating Mathematics Teaching Practices with Technology Use in K-8 Classrooms," with AJ Edson of Michigan State University, won.

Since Fall 2000, the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) has been collaborating with four teacher education associations representing the content areas of mathematics, science, English language arts, and social studies education through the National Technology Leadership Initiative (NTLI).

The NTLI fellowships were established to recognize exemplary presentations related to integration of technology in core content areas at the annual meetings of each participating association.

AMTE identifies the winner of its NTLI fellowship through a competitive process that includes the requirement of submitting a paper in advance of the conference. The winner of the award receives travel funding ($1,200, made possible by a donation by Texas Instruments) for presenting at the SITE Annual Conference. The paper is forwarded and recommended for publication in the CITE journal by the AMTE Technology committee after additional review.