Lee Araoz is the District Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Lawrence Public Schools, in Nassau County, New York. He has 28 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.
Beginning this summer, Mr. Araoz is 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 27 members out of almost 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 guest host 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.