CILC News Releases
Ruth Blankenbaker, CEO
Dr. Pam Lloyd Appointed CILC Chair
SchoolAccess Senior Director Brings Digital Leadership to Interactive Learning Not-for-Profit
MAY 13, 2013, ANCHORAGE – Dr. Pam Lloyd was recently appointed chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). Lloyd has spent the greater part of her career advocating for equitable access to information for students regardless of their zip code through technology. This includes the last six years as GCI SchoolAccess senior director where she has led the development of collaborative education solutions for children in rural and underserved areas.
"Access to information is a right, not a privilege, and collaborative technologies help to bridge the gap of education opportunities for underserved children," Lloyd said. "CILC supports and advances these collaborative technologies and, in turn, supports leadership advancement of students to help them become digital citizens in a global society."
CILC specializes in access to applications and the utilization of video conferencing for live interactive content and professional development, as well as web-based collaborative learning environments for K-20 education. CILC provides consulting expertise in videoconferencing, integration, problem-based learning projects, school-community partnerships and effective techniques for the delivery and development of quality programs.
"Pam's time in the classroom working with these technologies and as an executive leading programs that advance them has already benefited CILC during the years she's served in a leadership role and that has the added advantage of being true," CILC Chief Executive Officer Ruth Blankenbaker said. "As chairperson of the Board of Directors we're planning to leverage her digital leadership to further CILC's mission and, ultimately, advance collaborative technologies in education."
GCI SchoolAccess was created to meet the unique needs of Alaska's students by leveraging technology and much-needed bandwidth to enhance the education process. Under Lloyd's leadership, GCI SchoolAccess has developed a comprehensive set of education technology solutions, including advanced information services, collaboration technology, cloud-based services, professional development and training for teachers, and a robust education network. Lloyd has made GCI SchoolAccess the premier online educational solution for school districts in Alaska, Montana and New Mexico not only by connecting schools with technology, but also by building a human network of resources to provide the best services for the 21st-century student.
Prior to joining GCI SchoolAccess, Lloyd spent eight years as an elementary school teacher and a middle school technology coordinator, and then as district-wide, K-12 instructional technology coordinator. She is a broadband researcher in the field of one-to-one programs and home connectivity for learning and exercises her platform through leadership positions in a number of industry groups, including the Alaska Academic Decathlon, the United States Academic Decathlon, the Alaska Society for Technology in Education and 1:1 for Alaska. Lloyd regularly presents at industry events, locally, nationally and internationally, has been an instructor for Alaska Pacific University and University of Alaska Anchorage in the use of educational technology and literacy, and co-published The 1:1 Guide Book for Leaders. She has a Ph.D. in transformational leadership in the digital age, from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, an M.Ed. in Education Leadership with a Type B Certificate and a B.Ed. from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She also has an Educational Technology Endorsement from the University of Alaska Southeast.
About GCI SchoolAccess
GCI SchoolAccess combines rich education experience with advanced technology to provide individualized, on-demand learning solutions that enable anytime, anywhere learning. Through our commitment to education, we help students succeed in work and life in the 21st century. Visit www.schoolaccess.net for more information.
The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC), established in 1994 as a not-for-profit, specializes in the access to applications and the utilization of video conferencing for live interactive content and professional development as well as web-based collaborative learning environments for K-20 education. CILC provides consulting expertise in video conferencing, integration, problem-based learning projects, school-community partnerships, and effective techniques for the delivery and development of quality programs. Visit www.cilc.org to explore the various providers of content and diversity of programs and trainings available.