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McHenry School District 15 honored with TechXcellence award for educational initiatives

District is one of 22 nationwide to win

McHenry School District 15 has been honored for its innovation in educational technology initiatives. Its digital learning space is pictured.
McHenry School District 15 has been honored for its innovation in educational technology initiatives. Its digital learning space is pictured.

McHenry School District 15 has been honored for its innovation in educational technology initiatives.

District Administration magazine honored District 15 as part of its Schools of TechXcellence program, which is in its second year. District 15 is one of 22 districts nationwide to win the award.

The program is sponsored by Intel and HP, and it is aimed at recognizing schools that have implemented innovative, effective and replaceable technology programs that bring student and operational success, according to a news release from District 15.

“McHenry School District 15 has designed a sustainable, long-term commitment to students, staff and community members, fostering a digital experience and educational model,” District 15 Superintendent Alan Hoffman said in a statement. “The district investigated key research findings and best practices as it related to efficacy of digital content and curriculum, and has embedded these practices in everyday instruction for their students.”

The initiative objective is to help students learn to apply technology in their workflow, manage projects, communicate across mediums, employ research skills, demonstrate self-direction and collaborate as a team.

“What these stories tell us is that students are excited to use the latest devices and applications as part of their education, which is fueled by the vision and drive of teachers, principals and district leaders,” district administration editorial director JD Solomon said. “We hope our readers are inspired by the integration of technology demonstrated by these honorees to launch similar initiatives in their own schools.”

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