The White House has honored a media specialist with Howard County Public Schools as one of the nation’s “Champions of Change.”
Longfellow Elementary School Media Specialist Matthew Winner was honored Tuesday as one of 12 museum and library “Champions of Change” for making a difference in his neighborhood, and in the country.
Winner is the co-author of “Teaching Math with the Wii,” which will be published in October of this year by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
He also authors the Busy Librarian blog and was recently named a 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker in the category of Tech Leaders.
According to White House officials, “Champions of Change” provide powerful learning experiences to young children and their families. They help youth develop skills in science, technology, engineering and math. They also help immigrants learn English and pursue citizenship and providing services for hard-to-reach populations so that every child can succeed in school and in life.
The White House created Champions of Change to feature groups of Americans who are doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.