February 2016 ETI Meeting

Virtual PD Session: Hack into Your Students' Genius

Hack into Your Students' Genius


Students come in all shapes and sizes. But curiosity, creativity, and communication are inspiring energies in all scholars which we need to cultivate and connect in our instruction and their learning.

Learn about how Microsoft Education Technologies can bring out the three C's in your students and bring your instruction and assessments relevance, authenticity, and student-centered emphasis.

Presenter Name:

Dr. Melanie B. Wiscount, Ed.D.

ETI Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 4:15pm

6746 Carlisle Pike

Mechanicsburg, PA

Presenter: Dr. Melanie B. Wiscount, Ed.D.

Dr. Melanie Wiscount is a computer science educator in the NAF (National Academy Foundation) IT Academy at McKinley Technology High School, a magnet STEM public high school in the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) system located in Washington, DC. Presently she teaches the only full computer science STEM track in the city. She also serves as a member of DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson's Teacher Cabinet.

Dr. Wiscount was a 2011 Microsoft Partners in Learning U.S. and global educator, a 2011 Siemens STEM Institute fellow, and earned the 2013 DC AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association) STEM Teacher of the Quarter Award. Recently she was named Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and has been selected to be one of fifteen teachers to represent the U.S. at the Microsoft Educator Exchange in Budapest, Hungary in March 2016. She is also a 2015 DC finalist of the Presidential Award in Excellence Teaching Mathematics and Science award.

She previously taught business education courses in the Pine Grove Area, Derry Township, and Palmyra Area School Districts in PA and was a tenure track professor and BE student teacher supervisor in the Bloomsburg University Business Education department for one school year.

Hashtags: #STEM #MIEExpert #edtech

Information Technology High School Teacher & DCPS Computer Science Program Designer

McKinley Technology High School, Washington, ​DC

Microsoft 2016 Innovative Educator Expert
PAEMST 2015 DC Finalist​​

​AFCEA DC STEM Teacher of the Quarter 2013​

Microsoft Partners in Learning U.S and Global Innovative Educator
Siemens STEM Institute Fellow