Florida Tech Instructor Earns Apple Award
– Gordon Shupe, a Florida Tech instructor in teacher education, has been recognized by Apple Computer Inc. as an Apple Distinguished Educator for his
contributions integrating technology in the education setting. He received the award during an educational technology retreat sponsored by Apple in
He was honored with 137 other educators from around the United States as well as from several other countries, including Germany, Great Britain, Australia,
New Zealand and France.
An Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) is an individual involved in pre-K through higher education studies who exemplifies best practices. The ADE promotes
excellence in education through technology. As mentors, they present their successes at key conferences and events, leading hands-on workshops and becoming
actively involved at the local, state and national levels.
Shupe, who has over 20 years of experience teaching science and technology at the secondary level, has taught methods and strategies, and educational
technology courses at Florida Tech. He also is network administrator at Stone Middle School in Melbourne.
As a ninth grade biology instructor, Shupe was recognized previously by the National Science Teachers Association as an Access Excellence Fellow. He also
was selected by Genentech Corporation to provide technology training and develop bioengineering curriculum for other biology teachers. He resides in