Phoenix City, AL- Last week, Central High School teacher Tim Loreman was recognized as an exemplary educator in technology. He received the 19th Annual Marbury Technology Innovation Award from the state superintendent of education, Dr. Eric G. Mackie.
Loreman is a television production teacher who instructs students in writing, capturing, and producing television programs. Her classes regularly produce episodes of RDTV, Central High School’s news channel. The students also created ASHAA coverage of the Red Devils football team and the softball team. Students are given the opportunity to gain experience in advertising planning and filming systems broadcast on WTVM for the 2021-2022 school year.
“When I was first hired, I was tasked with bringing Central High School to the forefront of the state in video making, social media and sports broadcasting. My students have surpassed themselves in the last four years and proved their ability in this field. Any honor I receive is a direct result of their hard work and dedication, ”Loreman said.
Through laboratory experience in photography and editing, students are exposed to real-world learning opportunities. Loreman’s students can earn Adobe Certification in Photoshop, Premier Pro and After Effects. These certifications help them pursue secondary education training or career opportunities after graduation in TV production.
Marbury Technology Award entries are judged by nomination and on the basis of five criteria: innovation and creativity, impact on education and learning, leadership, teamwork and scholarship. Loreman’s nomination came from Central High School’s career tech director, Jason Sasser.
“Mr. Lorman’s application of available technology is a big part of what makes his program a success. However, it is his ability to include all of his students in many aspects of his program that sets him apart. He does a great job of empowering people to use it. His students are actively involved because he makes sure they think it’s their program and not his. He is very supportive of their creativity while observing the responsibilities of their choice.
Phenix City Schools Pre-school provides a complete, one-of-a-kind education for all students up to 12th grade. The goal is to prepare for a career and / or college through search-based pedagogy, innovative resources, and an learning environment that will have immediate and future social impact.