Extron introduced Global Configurator Professional, a new configuration software for control systems and applications that range in scope from single projector classrooms to large, elaborate control system designs.
Technologists should be encouraged to think creatively about solutions that can be adapted for the classroom-and not to automatically buy solutions offered up by companies pitching schools with their products, says Mark Samberg of Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.
STEM professionals are meeting face-to-face with students to talk about their jobs virtually through connections made through Nepris. The company matches STEM professionals to K12 classrooms with interactive sessions and project mentoring using the teacher's specific session and subject requests.
In 2008, the Wichita board voted to invest $10 million to start a tech ed magnet school and $7 million toward high school tech ed projects. The tab has far exceeded the $1 million-per-school allocation and likely the $10 million as well, calling into question whether the separate magnet school will be built.
The State Department of Education has agreed to pay roughly $48 million dollars to fund a new Cumberland County tech school. But where and how the school will be built is causing a stir in the community.
Too often, technology is put into teachers' hands without any proper explanation. If teachers are not embracing ed tech, it doesn't necessarily mean they are scared of the digital age, but rather just doesn't know how to use the tools found working their way into the classroom.
The 2014 Illinois Computing Educators "Educator of the Year" award was awarded to Marisa Burkhart, director of ed tech for Chicago's Huntley district, for her work implementing technology in the classroom and training teachers how to use it.
The Board of Education of Township High School District 214, the state's second largest high school district, has appointed Dan Weidner as the district administrator for career and technical education.
Columbus' Board of Education voted to close five schools at the end of this school year. The board also approved the resignation of former Independence High School Principal Christopher Qualls, who had been implicated in the district’s data-scrubbing scandal.
Polk County launched its first after-school STEM-focused High School High Tech site, joining 39 other sites around the state to help students with disabilities pursue post-secondary education and explore career paths that fit their interests.