Nearly 180 middle school teachers in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 received Chromebooks on April 19 as part of Vision One91 and the district’s plan to increase classroom technology. All middle school students will receive the same devices before the start of school next fall.
Already recognized for her leadership in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, Instructional Technology Coordinator Rachel Gorton has now been honored with the Minnesota Technology Leader Award by TIES, an educational technology collaborative with 48 member school districts.
Beth Raebel and Colleen Coleman, both teachers in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, have been named TIES 2016 Exceptional Teachers and will be honored during the TIES Education Technology Conference in December.
They are among teachers selected for modeling best practices in using technology to engage students in learning. School districts participating in the TIES Exceptional Teachers award program are members of TIES, an education technology consortium of 48 Minnesota school districts.
From the one-to-one Chromebook program and expanded use of collaborative Google apps to technology-enhanced classrooms and an online learning management system, Burnsville High School students and staff are using a host of new technology tools to improve learning this year. Because of that innovation, the school has been chosen as a showcase for an ExploreEDU event in partnership with Google and Best Buy Education.
As part of Vision One91 and an increase in learning technology throughout District 191 schools, all Burnsville Alternative High School students will be receiving Chromebooks to use as personal learning devices this school year. Chromebooks will provide students with access to high-quality learning resources and give students the ability to create digital and multimedia projects that showcase their learning.
About 25 Burnsville High School students got a jump start in using their new Chromebooks so they can assist their classmates before and throughout the school year.
Big changes are underway in District 191 schools as we approach the 2016-17 school year. Here are some of the highlights.
The opportunities for students to create through self-directed projects will grow in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 schools next year thanks to the expansion of “makerspaces.”
Nearly 3,000 Chromebooks are on their way to Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 this summer after the Board of Education approved the purchase that will provide one-to-one personal learning devices for students at Burnsville High School and Burnsville Alternative High School starting in the 2016-17 school year.