The Instructional Technology Council (ITC), a national organization supporting online/distance learning education, has announced that local instructor April Graveman will be named an ITC 2013 Distinguished Educator at a recognition luncheon during its national conference this spring in San Antonio, Texas.
Graveman, a BiologyHealth Sciences associate professor for both Ellsworth and Marshalltown Community Colleges, has taught for the Iowa Valley Community College District for several years, most recently online.
She is the daughter of Lloyd(Tom) and Phyllis Holven of Toledo.
ITC will present each distinguished educator with a framed certificate at the Recognition Luncheon at eLearning 2013, and list honorees in the eLearning 2013 conference program and on the ITC website. This is a small thank you for the incredible work they do for the distance learning students at their institutions.
The ITC website reports that "the innovation and diligence exemplified by each award winner mark them as exemplary members of our community this recognition is extremely well-deserved." Judges included members of the ITC board of directors, past award winners, and attendees at ITC's annual Leadership Academy. The judging panels carefully reviewed each nomination, the accompanying Web site or online course materials, and held each of the winners to the high standards and best-practices exemplified by previous ITC award winners.
ITC provides exceptional leadership and professional development to its network of eLearning experts by advocating, collaborating, researching, and sharing exemplary, innovative practices and potential in learning technologies. As an affiliated council of the American Association of Community Colleges, ITC represents higher education institutions in the United States and Canada, and is a leader in advancing distance education.