AT&T Learning Network(R) National Director Joan Fenwick Appointed To Classroom Connect Board of Directors
Brisbane, Calif. — Joan Fenwick, national director of the AT&T Learning Network, AT&Ts award-winning commitment to improving teaching and learning through the effective use of technology, was appointed today to the Board of Directors of Classroom Connect, Inc., a leading provider of Internet-based curriculum and professional development for K-12 education.
Fenwick will use the distinctive expertise she has accumulated through her tenure developing education initiatives at AT&T, and experience as an educator, to contribute to Classroom Connects goals of enhancing learning and integrating technology into the classroom. Her commitment to education technology and professional development personifies Classroom Connects mission – providing teachers with the information and tools they need to use the Internet as an integral element of daily classroom instruction, and enhancing student achievement by improving the quality of primary and secondary school education.
“Classroom Connect has exponentially elevated the integration of technology into the classroom, with its market-leading online curriculum for K-12 education, and professional development programs and services,” said Fenwick. “I am eager to collaborate with Classroom Connect as we work to ensure that our nation’s teachers and students can fully utilize the potential of computers and the Internet.”
“Joan’s national leadership role in education technology, coupled with the first-hand insight she gained as an educator, will benefit Classroom Connect’s efforts and infrastructure,” added Judith Hamilton, CEO of Classroom Connect. “Joan shares our commitment to helping K-12 students nationwide develop the education and technology skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. She will contribute tremendously to Classroom Connect’s success as the leader in online professional development and standards-based curriculum programs.”
Fenwick’s appointment coincides with today’s announcement that Linda Roberts, former director of the Office of Educational Technology for the federal Department of Education, also is joining Classroom Connects Board of Directors. The appointments reflect the companys commitment to the nations teachers and students as the worlds of technology and education continue to converge.
Fenwick is nationally recognized for her work in education technology, and was named one of the countrys top 30 most significant people in this field by eSchoolNews, one of the leading education technology industry publications. She shares this honor with such renowned government officials as former Vice President Al Gore, Senator John McCain, Senator John Rockefeller and Linda Roberts, former director of the Office of Educational Technology for the U.S. Department of Education. Fenwick’s role as a former math teacher brought insight to her work at AT&T in education-based technology integration, and led to her to found the AT&T Learning Network. As part of this program committed to education technology, Fenwick has developed programs that change with the changing needs of education, always with the goal of supporting educators, parents and schools in their use of technology as an effective tool for teaching and learning.
About Classroom Connect
Classroom Connect, Inc. (http//:www.classroom.com), is a privately held Internet company that develops and markets original, Web-based curriculum products and teacher professional development programs for the K-12 education community. Its partners include some of the nations most respected organizations, including the American Museum of Natural History, the Library of Congress and NASA. Classroom Connect has more than 175 employees in five offices nationwide, with headquarters in Brisbane, CA. For more information, visit Classroom Connects Web site at www.classroom.com, or call (650) 351-5100.