Phenix City, AL— Last week Central High School teacher, Tim Loreman was recognized as an exemplary educator in technology. He received the 19th Annual Marbury Technology Innovation Award from the State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Eric G. Mackey.
Loreman is the television production teacher who instructs students on writing, capturing, and producing television programs. His classes regularly produce episodes of RDTV, Central High School’s news channel. Students also produce ASHAA’s coverage of the Red Devil Football Team and Softball Team. Students are given the opportunity to gain experience in planning and filming system commercials that aired on WTVM for the 2021-2022 school year.
“When I was first hired I was given the charge to bring Central High School to the forefront of the state in video production, social media, and sports broadcasting. My students have outdone themselves over the past four years and proving their capabilities in this field. Any honor I receive is a direct result of their hard work and dedication,” said Loreman.
Students are exposed to several real-world learning opportunities through laboratory experiences in photography and editing. Loreman’s students can earn Adobe certifications in Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects. These certifications help them pursue secondary education training in TV production or career opportunities after graduation.
The Marbury Technology Award entries are by nominations and judged on five criteria: Innovation and Creativity, Impact on Teaching and Learning, Leadership, Teamwork, and Scholarship. Loreman’s nomination came from Central High School’s Career Tech Director, Jason Sasser.
“Mr. Loreman’s application of the available technology is a big part of what makes his program successful. However, it is his ability to incorporate all of his students in the many aspects of his program that sets him apart. He does a tremendous job of empowering his students to use the skills he’s teaching them to explore their own interests and areas of expertise. His students are actively involved because he makes sure they feel like it’s their program and not his. He’s very supportive of their creativity while monitoring the responsibilities of their choices,” said Sasser.
Phenix City Schools offers a complete, one-of-a-kind education for all students, preschool through 12th grade. Its goal is to prepare all students for a career and/or college through inquiry-based pedagogy, innovative resources, and a learning environment that will have immediate and future societal impact.