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ExploreEDU event at BHS will showcase innovative use of educational technology

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.

The ExploreEDU showcase takes place Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 and is intended for educational leaders including superintendents, technology directors and finance managers. The same program will be presented both days and will feature the District 191 technology and education story, opportunities to see educational technology in action and a panel of students and teachers sharing their experiences. In addition, attendees can participate in a demonstration of Google Expeditions, a virtual reality tool that can help students experience the worlds they’re learning about.

“We’re redesigning our district to meet the needs of today’s learners and technology is an essential part of that,” said Superintendent Joe Gothard. “We’re providing tools that allow and encourage collaboration, increase access to resources, and extend the classroom way beyond the walls of the school. It’s an exciting time and we’re glad to be sharing our story.”

ExploreEDU takes place from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Dec. 1 and again on Dec. 2. Burnsville High School is located at 600 E. Highway 13 in Burnsville. For more information about how technology is helping District 191 prepare students for the future, go to and click on Technology in the left-side menu.

Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 12:09