North Carolina Education Leader Earns ISTE Award for Tech Integration

An education leader has spent the past 40 years promoting effective technology use in the classroom.

by The Star, Shelby, N.C. / March 4, 2016 0

(TNS) — Cleveland County native David Warlick was honored with the coveted Making IT Happen award for his contributions to the successful integration of technology in education.

Warlick serves as an educator, author, programmer and public speaker. The Making IT Happen award honors outstanding educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students.

The Making IT Happen award is provided by the International Society for Technology in Education, of which North Carolina Technology in Education is an affiliate. Since its inception in 1995, more than 500 educators from around the world have received the award.

"Making IT Happen honorees make unique contributions to advancing the use of digital technology to inspire learning and teaching," Brian Lewis, International Society for Technology in Education CEO, said. "Their significant accomplishments all further ISTE's vision of a world in which all learners thrive, achieve and contribute."

Warlick has been an educator since 1976, after graduating from Western Carolina University. During his time as an educator, he has promoted the effective use of technology in the classroom by writing instructional software, creating teacher and learner support web sites, writing for numerous journals and authoring several books on the subject.

During the last 20 years, he has been a featured speaker at conferences throughout the U.S. and Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, South America and Europe.

Warlick is the son of Norman and Anne Warlick, of Cherryville, and he currently resides in Raleigh and Cleveland County.

He joins a prestigious group of Making IT Happen honorees, including classroom teachers, school principals, superintendents, corporate executives, legislators, governors.

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