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Innovation Draws UW Extension’s Creativity Award


November 28, 2011 — Infusing innovation into extension offices across Wyoming and providing creative training for educators and staff members has earned an instructional technology educational specialist UW Extension's 2011 Creative Excellence Recognition Award.

Stan Skrabut, in the Office of Communications and Technology in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, received the award during extension's recent professional development conference in Evanston.

"When the award was announced, I was taken by complete surprise," says Skrabut, who joined extension in 2008. "I am very humbled by this recognition for doing my job. I come to work each day with the sole purpose of making the jobs of extension educators better."

Skrabut was recognized for introducing social media into extension educational efforts, matching appropriate content to a variety of audiences, and using sound adult teaching and learning theories.

"He is constantly searching for new and, most importantly, effective teaching tools and methods for extension professionals," wrote one nominator.

Skrabut is pursuing a doctorate in education at UW.

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