Trust, Maloy, Butler and Xu Selected as the 2021 Virtual Conference Team Technologies Award Winner

Graphic featuring Allison Butler, Robert Maloy, Chenyang Xu and Torrey Trust

Torrey Trust and Robert Maloy, from the teacher education and curriculum studies department, Allison Butler, from the department of communication, and College of Education doctoral student Chenyang Xu were recently selected for the 2021 Virtual Conference Team Technologies Award for their collaborative work on the eLearning project, “Civics, Government, and Media Literacy Learning for Middle and High School Students and Teachers” as part of the “Building Democracy for All” eBook.

Sponsored by a UMass Amherst Interdisciplinary Faculty Research Award, this team project resulted in the addition of a media literacy learning pathway, featuring 56 interdisciplinary media literacy, civics and government learning activities, to the “Building Democracy for All” eBook.

Of the project, award reviewers said:

  • “This is an outstanding team who has created a tool that will empower students, teachers and all learners.”
  • “This resource brings together the most important education concepts and goals I have ever seen.”
  • “If I had this textbook as a student it would have transformed my learning in extraordinary ways. The lesson plans contained are fun, informative and allow students to express themselves in their work and be creative.”
  • “They are unmatched educators!!”