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Angie Detraz Named the Region IV LACUE Early Childhood Teacher of the Year

Recently it was announced that Angie Detraz, a Pre K teacher at Dozier Elementary won the Region IV LACUE (Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators) Early Childhood Education Award.

Each year LACUE, the state's technology association, honors teachers and leaders with awards in each region, and at the state level.

At the Annual Conference in New Orleans in December, all regional winners will be recognized. From there, a state winner will be named for each category. Detraz will attend the 31st  Annual LACUE Conference in December to receive her regional award.

She is a 1991 Vermilion Catholic graduate, who received her Bachelor's Degree in 1995 from UL.  She has been in the Vermilion Parish School District serving as a Pre K and Kindergarten teacher since she received her degree. She spent 4 years at Eaton Park in a bilingual kindergarten class and has been at Dozier the past 16 years.

Ms. Detraz was nominated for this Early Childhood award by her Principal Karla Toups because of her use of technology (computers, iPads, Promethean Board, etc.) in the classroom.

In the past year and a half, Detraz  applied for several Donors Choose Project grants and was able to receive two iPads and a new computer through that funding.

In her "A is for Apple, B is for Ball, I is for Ipad"  Donorschoose grant proposal, Detraz shares her vision for iPad use. "Without a doubt, we live in a world filled with technology unlike ever before. At times though, it is difficult for schools to receive additional funding for extra resources. I offer technology lessons to my Pre K students daily. My goal this year is to introduce a tablet to our classroom. Our school currently has our own iPad app website, I can see how many great apps are out there. I would place an iPad in centers and use it with our class white board. In Pre K classrooms, students learn A is for Apple and B is for Ball. I would like for my students to learn "I" is for iPad! With an iPad, dock connector, and case, my students and I could use them daily in our centers and by combining it in a whole class setting with our whiteboard."

When Detraz received word that she won an iPad her 2nd iPad in August, the excited Pre K teacher stated how "grateful she was for the help receiving it because students today are tech savvy before entering school now. We know Ipads can be effective with children in a learning environment."

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