Congratulations to San Diego Unified School District and the Innovation Middle School for winning the Classroom of the Future Foundation's 2012 Innovate Award!
At a ceremony on May 17, the award was presented to Superintendent Bill Kowba, as well as educators and students from the Innovation Middle School, by Clayton Hoyle, Co-Founder of EDmin, Inc., which sponsored the award.
The Innovation Middle School won the award for "flipping" the classroom using the internet. "Flipping" means that students use the internet to watch a video lesson online from home. When they get to school, instead of hearing a lecture, they take a short daily assessment, so they can be placed into differentiated learning groups.
Students are able to watch the video lessons from home because the school provides small laptops to access the videos and other class materials.
"It was great to see these enthusiastic educators and students get recognition for their accomplishments," Hoyle said. "We've known for a long time that personalized instruction makes a tremendous difference in helping students be successful. We congratulate these award winners for 'flipping' their way to an innovative way of learning."
EDmin provides an open platform for innovation to support K-12 education. EDmin's flagship product is the INFORM® Learning System, a suite of integrated instructional software that gives educators the ability to assess student progress, use data to guide instruction, access standards-aligned resources and create professional learning communities. The system is built on a robust academic data warehouse. For more information please visit http://www.edmin.com.
About the Classroom of the Future
The Classroom of the Future Foundation, at www.classroomofthefuture.org (not affiliated with EDmin) advances public education in San Diego County, Ca., by inspiring business and educators to enhance learning technologies that measurably improve academic achievement.