Christopher Held, who teaches fourth and fifth graders at Phantom Lake Elementary School in Bellevue, is one of the creators of the Integrated Technology Classroom Model. "This model," says Mr. Held, "places technology in classrooms and integrates it meaningfully into instruction." In 1989, Mr. Held joined forces with two colleagues to develop the program. Today it is in more than fifty classrooms district -wide, and Mr. Held has presented it at numerous professional meetings around the country. Mr. Held has also shared his ideas on the fusion of pedagogy and technology through the various media. Mr. Held believes that it is the responsibility of educators to give children the tools for "basic literacy, computation skills, productive cooperative skills, self-discipline, self-direction and a deep and insatiable love for learning."
1970 Central Washington State College, B.A.