SAN DIEGO, CA -- Congratulations to Escondido Union School District’s Bear Valley Middle School for winning the Classroom of the Future Foundation's 2014 Innovate Award!
The award recognized the district’s Robotics program, which focuses on real-word application of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) principles. The award was presented to the district at a ceremony on May 21 by Clayton Hoyle, Co-Founder of EDmin, Inc., which sponsored the award.
The Robotics program is an elective class where students develop projects collaboratively. Student groups experience learning “beyond the classroom” as the teacher connects them with resources, experts online and mentors from the community. In one project, students designed and built a drone to fly into earthquake-damaged buildings to detect gas leaks.
It was the Foundation's 11th annual awards ceremony dinner, honoring eight winners of the 2014 Innovation in Education Awards. The Escondido Union School District will receive a $5,000 cash award from EDmin.
"It was great to see the Foundation honor teachers for creating a collaborative experience on projects that make a difference in the lives of students and others," Hoyle said. "We also want to commend Escondido Union School District for sharing the program with educators from California and other states, so they can develop similar programs."
“Each year the foundation recognizes classroom leaders and programs that inspire students to achieve through the development of innovative learning programs,” said Bruce Braciszewski, Ph.D., executive director, Classroom of the Future Foundation. “This year’s honorees demonstrate a significant impact on learning in the region and are substantially improving student achievement.”
EDmin, Inc. is dedicated to helping educators advance student achievement. Using the company’s flagship product, the INFORM® Learning System, educational leaders can align an entire organization to their unique plan for student success. Because the system is built on an open platform, it links data from any source and provides educators with reports on the progress of every student in a timely manner. Resources aligned to Common Core and state standards are just a click away. The system’s data analytics make it highly effective in
developing the organization’s continued plans for student achievement. Students are engaged in learning because educators can target their individual needs.
EDmin has provided instructional and data management systems to the national and international markets for more than 24 years. The company also offers EdGate Correlation Services. For more information, please visit www.edmin.com.
About the Classroom of the Future
The San Diego-based Classroom of the Future Foundation (not affiliated with Edmin) brings San Diego County’s education and business communities together to facilitate partnerships, which create innovative learning environments that prepare students to thrive in a competitive global society. Each year, the foundation asks educators and school district leaders throughout the county to submit their respective learning programs for Innovation in Education Awards consideration. Winners are chosen by a jury of local business and education leaders. For more about the Foundation, contact Executive Director Bruce Braciszewski or visit www.classroomofthefuture.org.