SHAMOKIN - Cathy Dowd, an instructional technology coach for the Shamokin Area School District, was nominated to the Keystone STAR Summit. More than 400 educators were nominated, with 100 of them being selected to the STAR summit this July.

Keystone Technology Innovators is a state-wide program that celebrates model practice teachers throughout Pennsylvania. These teachers bring to the classroom new ideas, best practices and innovative ways of integrating technology to capture the imaginations of students. Keystone Technology Innovators become "Keystones" through a local nomination process by their principals.

The summit is designed for Keystone Stars, outstanding Keystone educators selected each year by members of Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications & Technology (PAECT). Dowd is one of the 100 Keystone STARs to attend the all-expense paid summit in July.

The week-long summit will provide a rich and rigorous professional development experience filled with resources and opportunities to nurture and enrich the skills of selected educational leaders, while advocating the importance of technology in education. The Keystone STAR Summit 2014 will be held July 21 to 25 at Kutztown University.