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Ms. Nodell Honored with NASTAR Award

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The district is #MineolaProud to congratulate Hampton Library Media Specialist Diane Nodell on being honored with the NASTAR award by Nassau BOCES and the Nassau Association of School Technologists (NASTECH). The NASTAR award to honors individuals for innovation and exemplary technology leadership in their school district and beyond.

Ms. Nodell epitomizes the quintessential Library Media Specialist in a primary school due to her unwavering commitment to fostering a love for learning among students. With her extensive knowledge of children's literature and EdTech resources, she creates a welcoming and enriching environment and goes above and beyond to curate diverse opportunities that foster learner agency and enhance digital literacy skills. Starting as early as Pre-K, her learners are experiencing in the fundamentals of coding, computational thinking and robotics through engaging and age-appropriate activities that foster their creativity and problem-solving abilities. Her innovative approach not only expands students' horizons, but also instills confidence in their ability to navigate and contribute to the digital world.

Ms. Nodell’s passion extends beyond the library walls as she collaborates with teachers to integrate literature and technology into classroom curriculum, ensuring that they are an integral part of every child's educational journey and that every learner is equipped with the tools to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.

Date Added: 6/13/2024