Welcome to Technology Camp!

 
Dear Sixth Graders, 
Be grateful for the magic moments when you can take time from your technological world to share a smile or read a few pages in a novel.
                                                                                                               Mrs. Holzapfel
 
Birthplace:  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Hometown:  Vienna, Virginia
College Education:  B.S. Degree - Purdue University, Indiana; M.Ed. Degree - University of Houston, Texas
Philosophy:
The computer is an incredibly creative tool which enables us to design projects that we should use to improve our schools, communities, and the environment. Wondrous surprises can be found in innovative software and on the Internet, but remember most of us need to read a book to use all the features of the programs on our computers.
Professional Honors / Teaching Awards:
Presenter Texas Computer Educator's State Conference (98, 99, 2000)
Participant in GirlTECH '96 Program at Rice University (June 1996)
Published “Building Projects” in Educational Learning & Technology Magazine (March 1995)
National Urban Technology Education Award (1993)
Participant in Networked-Multimedia Leadership Institute at Rice University (July 1993)
Recipient of Exxon Chemical Education Involvement Fund Grant  (92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 99)
Winner of the nationwide Thanks To Teachers Excellence Award  (May 1990)
Selected as a panelist for “A Conversation About Education” with Dan Rather (May 1990)
Featured on the Steve Smith Sunday Program as an Outstanding Houston Teacher (May 1990)
Computer Learning Foundation Best of 1988, 1989, 1990 Lesson Plans
Semifinalist Apple Computer Clubs International Merit Competition  (June 1986)
Houston Business Education Mini-Grant Awards (86, 87, 88, 90, 95)
Impact II Developer Grants  (88, 85, 99)
Impact II Replicator Grant (87, 98)
Region IV TCEA Conference Presenter (November 85, January 87, September 87)
Finalist Houston ISD Teacher of the Year (1983-84)
Tenneco Grant for Excellence in Computer Education (May 1985, May 1984)
Houston ISD Computer Instruction Project (1st Place 1987, 1989, 1990)
Houston ISD Teacher Technologist Campus Activities (1st Place 1987, 2nd Place 1988,1989)
Houston ISD Computer Bulletin Board (1st Place 1989, 1990)
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Please e-mail us at: jholzapf@cs.rice.edu