Dr. Martha Barwick, coordinator of instructional technology for Harford County Public Schools (HCPS), was one of only 13 Marylanders to receive the prestigious Visionary Award from the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC) on February 28, 2019, for her contributions in building a STEM-educated workforce. Dr. Barwick was named an Innovator by NMTC for her work with HCPS.
“It is a privilege each day to lead and support HCPS colleagues as they enhance learning with digital tools,” said Dr. Barwick. “What an honor to receive this award that exemplifies not only my vision for STEM education and technology integration, but also the efforts of leaders and teachers across HCPS who use technology to lead and learn in a digital world.”
Inspiring educators to realize the powers of technology integration is Dr. Barwick’s goal as she coordinates and delivers sustained, high-quality, professional learning for HCPS. Through her leadership, she empowers teachers to provide the highest level of instruction to transform students’ learning experience.
Dr. Barwick advocates for the continued development of a digital ecosystem. She recognizes the importance of an active and dynamic learning environment that utilizes cutting-edge technology and on-demand content to engage all learners. Dr. Barwick’s ideas have helped provide access to digital curriculum and tools for teachers, as well as seamless access to on-demand content for students.
NMTC is Maryland’s fast-growing technology council, connecting collaborative leaders in academia, industry, and the federal government to advance innovation and technology to expand the state’s economy and help protect national security. The organization’s award ceremony is the largest of its kind in Maryland, now in its eighth year. This year’s event was attended by almost 200 leaders and distinguished guests.