Darshell Silva, Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist, was recently honored as an “EdTech Hero” by EdScoop. Their list of 25 state leaders making a difference includes professionals from across the United States.
“EdTech Heroes: 25 State Leaders Making a Difference” is a project that highlights individuals who have demonstrated innovative practices and leadership in harnessing technology to support education across their states. In selecting the 25 heroes, we looked for people whose work reached primarily across the state level. We also sought individuals who spearheaded projects or championed major initiatives — those who were willing to take a bold idea and turn it into something tangible, with real, measurable results.”
In the last two years, Darshell was a Fuse RI fellow at the Highlander Institute. In that capacity, she promoted technology and blended learning by hosting professional development sessions for teachers and administrations, helping district leaders develop a technology integration plan, training librarians to become technology coaches and developing a website about maker education in Rhode Island.
Darshell also serves on the board of RISTE, the state affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education, and is involved with a program that allows her to reach — and teach — current and aspiring principals interested in educational technology. The program is part of the Center for Leadership and Educational Equity (CLEE).