Phenix City teacher wins Marbury Tech Innovation Award

Phoenix City, AL— Last week, Central High School teacher Tim Loreman was recognized as an exemplary technology educator. He received the 19th Annual Marbury Technology Innovation Award from the State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Eric G. Mackey.

Loreman is the television production teacher who teaches students about writing, capturing, and producing television programs. His classes regularly produce episodes of RDTV, Central High School’s news channel. The students also produce ASHAA’s coverage of the Red Devil football team and the softball team. Students have the opportunity to gain experience planning and filming system commercials that air on WTVM for the 2021-2022 school year.

“When I was first hired, I was responsible for bringing Central High School to the forefront of the state in video production, social media and sports broadcasting. My students have outdone themselves over the past four years and proven their abilities in this area. Any honor I receive is a direct result of their hard work and dedication,” Loreman said.

Students are exposed to several real-world learning opportunities through laboratory experiences in photography and editing. Loreman students can earn Adobe certifications in Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. These certifications help them pursue secondary education in television production or career opportunities after graduation.

Entries for the Marbury Technology Award are nominated and judged on five criteria: innovation and creativity, impact on teaching and learning, leadership, teamwork and scholarship. Loreman’s nomination came from Central High School career technical director Jason Sasser.

“Mr. Loreman’s application of available technology is a big part of what makes his program so successful. However, it is his ability to integrate all of his students into the many aspects of his curriculum that sets him apart. He does a wonderful job of empowering his students to use the skills he teaches them to explore their own interests and areas of expertise.His students are actively involved because he makes sure they feel that they “It’s their agenda, not his. He’s very supportive of their creativity while guarding the responsibilities of their choices,” Sasser said.

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Phenix City Schools offers a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind education for all students from K-12. Its goal is to prepare all students for a career and/or college through research-based pedagogy, innovative resources, and a learning environment that will have immediate and future societal impact.

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