PHS Instructional Technology Specialist Receives Award

Posted by PISD Communications on 2/26/2019

Watkins and Burdett Josh Watkins, PHS Instructional Technology Coach, was one of three finalists for the TCEA Instructional Technology Specialist of the Year Award. He is a Google Certified Educator and Trainer as well as a Microsoft Innovative Educator. He is also responsible for the creation of Talon Tech, an accredited CTE course at Prosper High School. Talon Tech students act as first responders for Prosper High School teachers when they need technology support. Talon Tech students also lead professional learning for teachers throughout the district including staff training at Prosper High School, Lunch and Learns at the middle school level, and district summer professional learning. As the class advisor, Josh empowers his students to effectively communicate and problem solve with their peers, teachers and other educators as they become district leaders of effective technology integration.