HP and Intel Honor Henry Hudson Regional School as a 2017 School of TechXcellence

HP and Intel Honor Henry Hudson Regional School as a 2017 School of TechXcellence
Posted on 06/15/2017
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District Administration magazine is honoring 19 schools and districts in math instruction and makerspace initiatives as part of the new Schools of TechXcellence program. This is the inaugural round of honorees for this new national recognition program.

TechXcellence was created by District Administration magazine, in conjunction with HP and Intel, to recognize schools that have implemented innovative, effective and replicable technology programs that contribute meaningfully to student or operational success. The June 2017 honorees were selected by the program’s judges from numerous nominations, and reflect programs that demonstrate effective and replicable success.

 The 19 schools and districts honored in this round of TechXcellence—from 14 states—have launched math instruction and makerspace programs that incorporate technology powered by Intel, including laptops, tablets and 3D printers.

 Henry Hudson Regional School is being recognized for its “Game Design and Development” program, in which students learn to code and develop their own unique video games, applying principles of algebra and geometry along the way. Students also program robots with graphing calculators. The initiative fosters hands-on problem-solving, collaboration and critical thinking skills.  The schools superintendent, Dr. Susan Compton, is pleased to receive such recognition. 

“I am very proud of our students and staff for their efforts in this area of education.  Henry Hudson Regional is dedicated to progressing with our STEAM and STEM academies and this course is providing students with wonderful hands on experience.   Special thanks to our principal Lenore Kingsmore and STEM teacher Brian Gates for making this such a great success.”

 The Henry Hudson Regional School initiative underscores the importance of embracing technology as part of the education process moving forward in the 21st century.  Principal Lenore Kingsmore has aided in fostering the program and realizes its importance.

“In the age of testing and everything needing to be accountable, this is a real application of mathematics and allows my students to demonstrate their knowledge,” says Kingsmore.  “It’s truly what the future is.  You have to apply math and technology, not just have it memorized for one time use.”

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