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School District Five receives innovative technology award

  For Immediate Release – Oct. 31, 2018

 

 

School District Five receives innovative technology award

 

IRMO – Lexington-Richland School District Five received a Technology Innovative Programs (TIPs) Award from the South Carolina Association for Educational Technology (SCAET). 

 

The district’s “Code to the Future” program was honored during the South Carolina Association for Educational Technology 2018 Award Ceremony and Luncheon in Greenville, SC on October 25, 2018.

 

"It is a great honor to receive this recognition as it highlights the outstanding work that our Digital Integration Specialists and teachers are doing in preparing our students to think both computationally and critically," said School District Five Coordinator of Instructional Technology Carol Lunsford. “The mission of Instructional Technology and the District's i5 Initiative is to use technology to strengthen the growth of curriculum and competencies for work, citizenship and lifelong learning.”

 

SCAET recognizes that there are many outstanding programs and activities in the state that showcase innovative uses of technology in education.  The TIPs Award was established in an effort to honor those best practices.  This program acknowledges South Carolina schools or districts as having exhibited excellence in the integration of technology in education.

 

School District Five has worked collaboratively to systematically provide equitable access to computer science and computational thinking to all students with the “Code to the Future” program.  Through a wide variety training opportunities for teachers, as well as tested and researched resources, students in all grade levels have opportunities for learning computer sciences and building the problem solving mindsets of computational thinking.

 

The mission of the South Carolina Association for Educational Technology conference is to bring educators, administrators, technology professionals, college faculty and staff, public and academic librarians, business and industry trainers, industry representatives and policy makers together to think, discuss, listen and learn the best strategies to plan for, implement, and use educational technology in our schools.

 

 

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