Auburn recognized as 2017 School of TechXcellence | Briefs

  • Thursday, December 21, 2017 1:46pm
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The Auburn School District is one of 11 schools and districts in the country honored by District Administration magazine as part of its Schools of TechXcellence program.

Auburn is being recognized for its #TechConnect conferences, professional development events where educators learn about and test new classroom technology. The events include group training sessions and networking opportunities as well as strategies and advice for better implementing technology into classroom instruction.

The Auburn #TechConnect program underscores the importance of embracing technology as part of the education process in the 21st century.

“Now that technology is an aspect of every classroom, teachers, principals and district leaders are finding more and more exciting and innovative ways to successfully implement it into learning,” said JD Solomon, editorial director at District Administration magazine. “We hope our readers are inspired by the creativity demonstrated by these honorees to launch similar initiatives in their own schools.”

TechXcellence was created by District Administration magazine, in conjunction with HP and Intel, to recognize schools that have implemented innovative, effective and replicable technology programs that contribute meaningfully to student success. The December 2017 honorees were selected by the program’s judges from numerous nominations, and reflect programs that demonstrate effective and replicable success.

Elsewhere

Western Washington University student Victoria Elizabeth Amerson, daughter of Gary and Julie Amerson of Auburn, received the $1,600 Ada and Don Walter Endowment Fund Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Ada and Don Walter Endowment Fund Scholarship is awarded to full-time Western students who demonstrate musical ability and potential as music educators. Amerson graduated from Auburn Riverside High School in 2016. She is majoring in viola performance. …

Inspirus Credit Union fully-funded 21 projects for 21 teachers on DonorsChoose.org on Nov. 28. The project donations totaled $10,046.23 that will go directly toward supporting teachers and their classrooms. According to Morgan Cole, public relations specialist for Inspirus, the effort supported two projects in Auburn. “At Inspirus Credit Union, we’re proud to continue to serve the education community across the state of Washington on Give Tuesday, and everyday throughout the year,” Cole said. …

Auburn’s Feliua’I Tuiolemotu, a junior majoring in criminal justice, made the fall dean’s list at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo.

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