Franklin school specialist is ‘Making IT Happen’ with technology

Franklin Now: District Technology Integration Specialist Chad Kafka was recognized by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) at its national convention as an outstanding leader and educator for “Making IT Happen.”

Kafka was one of two Wisconsin educators who received the “Making IT Happen” award, which “honors outstanding educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students,” according to the ISTE’s website.

“The thing I’m happy about is that the award not only recognizes my work, but also Franklin as a leader to bring technology into schools,” Kafka said.

LuAnn Zielinski, Franklin’s district technology supervisor, said that Kafka works in a variety of ways to integrate technology into Franklin schools.

“He’s involved in a lot of things that are ongoing, being that support person for users, helping them learn new stuff and new tools,” Zielinski said. Within the Franklin school system, Kafka helps teachers and students learn how to use new technologies in ways that enhance the school learning experience.

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