Local Heroes: Daniel Meltsner, Computer Technology Teacher

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mr. Daniel Meltsner of Hanson Middle School was recently honored as Charles County’s Outstanding Educator Using Technology by the Maryland Society for Educational Technology.  The award is given to Maryland pre-K through 12th grade teachers who “have made an exemplary contribution to instructional computing practices through the use of technology in classroom lessons.”  In addition to running his own computer technology classroom, Mr. Meltsner serves as a technology trainer for county schools, assisting other teachers in the effective implementation of technology in their lesson plans.

His nomination came from Brenda Richards, a coworker at Hanson, who described him as a “role model for the routine, purposeful and effective use of technology.”

In a school press release, Meltsner commented that he has “enjoyed working with teachers within the county teaching new and innovative programs that enable them to motivate, differentiate and inspire students on a daily basis.”  Meltsner uses various technologies to complement the specific subject matter or lesson plan, for example, employing Google Earth to assist with Social Studies concepts and Power Point for history or science fair projects.  The complete article can be read at SoMDnews.com.

A big congratulations to Mr. Meltsner for this award, and a thank you to him and to each of the outstanding teachers who teach and motivate the youth of Charles County.

Photo source: SoMDNews.com