Peggy Marconi is Associate Director of the Oregon Writing Project at the University of Oregon, Center for Advanced Technology in Education (CATE). An active member of OWP's Board of Directors since 1996, Peggy is in her fourth year as associate director of the Oregon Writing Project. Peggy is an avid technology advocate for educators and works to support her professional peers on ways to teach and learn with technology. As a secondary teacher, she practiced and promoted teaching and learning through the use of communication technologies. This infusion of technology in her practice include pioneering video production in the classroom with her first student produced movie in 1971. Ongoing collaborative work with her students, spanning her 34-year teaching career, created professional development opportunities, both locally and nationally, to support educators exploring the integration of digital literacies. Her work was honored with awards from her peers and her professional community: Phi Beta Kappa Outstanding Educator for Lane County/1999, Parent Teacher Association Educator of the Year for Oakridge/2003 and the Oregon Education Association,1996 Presidential Citation for Professional Excellence for the state of Oregon. Peggy also served on the Oregon State Department of Education's Language Arts Content Panel for nine years where her work focused on authentic assessment and curriculum development. Work with the National Writing Project includes facilitating online resources, curating collections for the Digital Is website, developing mentor partnerships with rural schools for integrating technology across the curriculum, and supporting teacher participation in the Grinding Lens project. Most recently, with grant support from CATE, Peggy is coordinating a 3-D immersive project for professional development activities and for the development of collegial relationships between isolated rural teachers and their urban counterparts.
Center for Advanced Technology in Education, College of Education, University of Oregon