Lee Araoz is the District Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Lawrence Public Schools, in Nassau County, New York. He has 30 years of experience working with elementary, middle and high school students. As a classroom teacher, he infuses cutting-edge educational technology into the already rigorous curriculum.
Additionally, Mr. Araoz provides job-embedded professional development on a daily basis as an instructional coach, teacher trainer, and assistive technology consultant. He is a Google Certified Educator who has presented extensively in school districts, college campuses and at educational conferences around the country. Mr. Araoz’s dynamic presentations highlight the various ways teachers can integrate technology to facilitate and enhance student-directed, passion-based learning experiences in K-12 classrooms.
Mr. Araoz is currently serving on the New York State Education Department’s Educational Technology Advisory Committee (ETAC) for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. He has been selected as one of 26 members out of over 500 applications based on his expertise, interest, and dedication to improving student achievement through the use of educational technology.
Mr. Araoz blogs regularly on his website, is a frequent moderator on various Twitter #edchats, and is a proponent of the power of social media in education. He continues to expand his PLN in the belief that a connected educator is a better educator.