SOURCE: e.Republic


June 24, 2013 09:00 ET

Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Awards Honor Digital Teaching Strategies, Mobile Learning, Online Buses and Virtual High School/STEM Content

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 24, 2013) - e.Republic's Center for Digital Education (CDE) announced the first annual Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Awards (DCCAA) for K-12 at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2013 conference on June 23.

"We are excited to announce our very first honorees of the Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Awards," said Cathilea Robinett, Executive Vice President for the Center for Digital Education. "Innovations in digital content and curriculum are moving us rapidly into the future of education -- with this year's group leading the charge by applying unique technology approaches to learning. The Center for Digital Education congratulates them all for their leadership in moving education forward!"

The awardees are using technology to advance digital curriculum and content in exciting ways. Here are some highlights:

  • Rowan-Salisbury School System, NC, developed a comprehensive digital transition strategy with professional development, school infrastructure, and more than two dozen instructional technology facilitators; wired its school buses for students to do homework online; and at the high school in its fifth year of 1:1 has seen a decrease in discipline and an increase in graduation rates.

  • Prince William County Schools, VA, expanded their Virtual High School (VHS) to include 22 courses with over 9,000 students earning course credit. The courses are 70% online and 30% in-person and aligned with local and state curriculum guidelines giving students an impressive online resource to achieve their goals.

  • Springville-Griffith Institute CSD, NY, developed a human-rights-content video contest based on Kerry Kennedy's book, Speak Truth to Power, that is used across many schoolsDesigned to accompany existing curriculum, the video contest allows students to engage with and educate others about human rights issues through film.

  • Livingston Public Schools, NJ, partnered with the New Jersey Institute of Technology to develop three interactive social studies games aligned to the three common core standards. Students get to work with an interactive historical timeline, a sequencing game called "How a Civil War Boot was Made in Livingston" and an auto-bingo game called "Livingston's History, Community, Recreational and Environmental Bingo."

The K-12 honorees in each category:

K-12 Small-Medium District/School (up to 12,000 students)
Geneseo CUSD 228, IL - Geneseo, IL, High School Science Curriculum Online
Lindop District 92, IL - Lindop School Grades Three through Eight Advanced Technology
Livingston Public Schools, NJ - Livingston's Bicentennial!
Springfield Public Schools, NJ - One to One
Springville-Griffith Institute CSD, NY - Teaching Students To Speak Truth To Power

K-12 Large District/School (12,000 or more students)
Henrico County Public Schools, VA - Henrico 21
Kent School District, WA - NextGen Learning Resources
Prince William County Schools, VA - Virtual High School
Rowan-Salisbury School System, NC - Teaching in the 21st Century
Township High School District 214, IL - Developing Digital Curriculum for a New Age

CDE thanks our Premier Sponsor Samsung, and Adaptive Curriculum, EMC, and NetApp for underwriting the Digital Content and Curriculum Awards.

About The Center for Digital Education

The Center for Digital Education is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy, and funding. CDE's media platform includes the Center for Digital Education Special Reports,, email newsletters, and custom publications.

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