Torrey Trust, assistant professor in the department of teacher education and curriculum studies, recently received a Making IT Happen Award from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
The award honors outstanding educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students.
Trust, one of five leaders who received an award, was recognized for her research on how technology can support K-12 teachers and higher education faculty in designing contexts that enhance student learning. Her research interests include instructional design, teacher professional development, social media, web 2.0 tools, online communities of practice, professional learning networks, online teaching and learning, makerspaces and 3D printing.
Trust is the president of the ISTE Teacher Education Network, where she brings vision and strong leadership.
She holds a master’s degree in education technology from San Diego State University and a Ph.D. in education from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
ISTE is a nonprofit organization that works with the global education community to accelerate the use of technology to solve problems and inspire innovation. Its worldwide network believes in the potential technology holds to transform teaching and learning.