Jefferson Middle School students participated in the TECH 2014 technology demonstration at the Illinois State Capitol on Thursday, May 8th. TECH 2014 is a not-for-profit organization presented by the Illinois Computing Educators (I.C.E.) to raise awareness of the importance of technology in the classroom.
Students demonstrated how the use of technology in the classroom is connected to student achievement. Eighth graders Cody Louveau, Gezus Oliver and Elisa Orellana along with JMS PLTW/STEM teacher Stephanie McCorkle gave a presentation for members of the Illinois State Senate, House of Representatives and public citizens on how the use of technology in their ‘Project Lead the Way’ class has contributed to student achievement. This course is used to develop and influence automation and robotics.
“Without the understanding and support of the public and the legislature, adequate public funding for education technology is hard to come by and, without it, Illinois cannot remain competitive in the global economy,” said Jefferson Middle School Principal, Karen Stapleton-Crump. “Jefferson Middle School is pleased to support and be a part of TECH 2014.”
For more information please see: http://www.iceberg.org/tech_2014