Congratulations to the 2011 ide@s Scholars!

ideaslogo-new.jpgide@s provides Wisconsin educators with teacher-reviewed, standards-aligned lessons, interactive tools, video, high-quality digital images, and other resources for use in curriculum development and classroom learning.

Julie Stockinger is
Julie Stockinger
Visual Arts teacher for students
grades 6-8 at Pilgrim Park Middle School, in Elmbrook, WI. She uses many forms of technology to facilitate and energize visual arts assignments. A mini-mac lab (3 mac computers), Elmo camera for real time demonstrations, Smartboard technology as well as Photo booth and photoshop programs all help to bring PPMS art students into the 21st century.

Nate Grimm

Nate Grimm is a social studies and English teacher at Slinger High School. He helps students use technology across the curriculum. He used his previous attendance at the MDMC to enhance his oral history unit with digital audio and video, teach the use of digital stories and podcasting as another tool of expression in both English and social studies, and to establish a project partnership with the Kenosha Civil War museum.

Heidi Herbst

Heidi Herbst is an art teacher at Eisenhower High School in the New Berlin School District. She believes that 21st Century Literacy Skills are art’s cutting edge media of the future. She sees the need to stay current with digital media because her art design students need to be able to compete with high quality digital art. She loved working on a Cintique program at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design last summer and bought a Bamboo tablet for her classroom so students could work digitally to create and modify artwork.

Jena Sherry

Jena Sherry teaches 6th and 7th grade Science and Social Studies in the Kickapoo School District in Viola, WI. She is a member of the Technology Committee and has helped write the District's Technology Plan. Jena enjoys learning with her students each day and integrating Web 2.0 tools into her classes.

Marcia Dressel

Marcia Dressel is the library media specialist for grades K-5 in the Osceola School District. As fulfilling as it is to teach students, she also finds it rewarding to connect colleagues with tools and materials that enhance their instruction. When no one "bit" on the MDMC item she included in her enewsletter to staff, Marcia decided to enroll herself to better inform and promote this opportunity to them next year.

Joan Schlough

Joan Schlough is an artist-teacher LINCS Charter School in Whitewater, WI. She seeks to develop future artists that combine their authentic voice and values as an artistic vision for their personal experience as well a contributive legacy. Art studio learning and habits of mind, even for the elementary art student, should include interactive technology, online learning communities, and interdisciplinary explorations to develop connectedness.

Marcia Egeland

Marcia Egeland is the Library Media Specialist at Saint John Bosco School in Sturgeon Bay. She holds an M. Ed. in Technology Integration in Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Marcia is a life-long learner who loves learning online and exchanging ideas with teachers from across the country and around the world.

Sue Salzsieder

Sue Salzsieder earned degrees in library science, education, and anthropology from UW-Oshkosh and a master’s degree in library & information studies from UW-Madison. She is the library media specialist for grades PK-8 for the School District of Chilton. She also teaches technology to the 5&6th graders. Her favorite Web 2.0 tools are Facebook, Twitter, and Google Docs.

Lisa Vazquez
Lisa Vazquez
is a fifth grade teacher at Dousman Elementary School in the Kettle Moraine School District. She has a love for learning and an excitement for flipping the classroom to be more child centered. She works closely with district, state, and Cardinal Stritch University technology leaders to design and implement technology within the classroom. "Technology is a tool that can help students become more engaged, more responsive to their learning, and help demonstrate more growth for each individual student both inside and outside of the classroom."

Scott Nettesheim
Scott Nettesheim is currently in his 20th year of teaching at Homestead High School. He teaches Pre-Calculus along with 3 technology courses: Computer Science 1, Computer Science 2 and Computer Topics. Outside of school he enjoys movies, bicycling and coaching high school basketball.

Robin Mills

Robin Mills is the Library Media Specialist at Washington Junior High School in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. She works with students in 7th through 9th grade. Working in a Title 1 school, she has been diligently dedicated in the pursuit of facilitating the use of Web 2.0 tools for digital literacy, book discussions, and electronic portfolios.

Elisa Welch

Elisa Welch currently teaches in the DeForest Area Middle School. She is a 7th and 8th grade Spanish teacher who loves teaching students to learn a new language. She loves to travel, cook, watch football and do anything with art or making crafts. She also enjoys spending time with her family.

Crystal Brunelle

Crystal Brunelle is a Library Media Specialist at Northern Hills Elementary in the School District of Onalaska. She loves working with students and staff to learn, collaborate, and create using the many wonderful resources at our school. During free time she is likely to be reading, spending time with family, running, or practicing martial arts.

Suzanne Zellmann

Suzanne Zellmann is the Instructional Media Specialist at Homestead High School in the Mequon-Thiensville School District. After earning her masters from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the School of Information Studies, Suzanne left the secondary English classroom to serve students and faculty in information and technology services. Suzanne is an adjunct instructor at Cardinal Stritch and Viterbo universities as well as an Intel Master Instructor and Thinkfinity Trainer. Suzanne is passionate about information literacy, and she is excited to participate in the MDMC to learn and apply new tools and strategies for learning.

Rebekah Marchilena

Rebekah Marchilena is a science and engineering teacher at New Glarus High School, as well as the coordinator for the PLTW program. She uses a variety of different types of technology in the classroom in an effort to be almost completely paperless and to introduce students to the wonders of Web 2.0 tools. She holds a B.A. in American Sign Language and a B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester, an M.S. in Deaf Education from Boston University, and is currently in the middle of her Ed.D. from Edgewood College.

Natalie Eiting

Natalie Eiting is a cross-categorical special education teacher at E.W. Luther Elementary in South Milwaukee as well as an assistive technology teacher in the district. Natalie holds a master's degree in Education where her master's thesis sought to find the effects of assistive technology on elementary students. In addition to teaching students, she also teaches assistive technology to teachers through Cardinal Stritch. In order to best meet her students' needs, Natalie is always looking at technology from the perspective of the special education student.