Kenneth Shelton is a keynote speaker with a message: “Technology is important.” The former teacher, with more than 16 years in the classroom, shared his enthusiasm for technology as an educational tool. He spoke to an audience of 750 Montville Township Public School teachers and administrators who reported Tuesday, September 2, in preparation for the 2014-2015 academic year. “Inspire. Motivate. Educate. Create” is Shelton’s motto. A Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator, Shelton illustrated ways teachers can utilize technology in the classroom without fear of failure. “I love it when people say, ‘I’m not a techie,’” explained Shelton. The visual storyteller then proceeded to show his audience several photos including a bike, an escalator, and a cell phone.
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The start of the 2014-2015 academic year began with the recognition and celebration of commitment to service. The annual Montville Township Public Schools assembly of educators and support staff is held each September in preparation for the first day of school. Tuesday, September 2, nearly 750 gathered at Montville Township High School (MTHS) to prepare for a new year. On September 4, over 4,400 students, ranging from pre-k to twelfth grade, will begin classes. But this morning, Superintendent, Dr. Paul Fried, and Montville Township Board of Education President, Dr. Karen Cortellino, took a moment to honor those who have served the district for the longest.
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