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Tryggestad noted that Josh Swanson, the district's executive director of technology, was also a key player in making the i Learn digital conversion project successful.
The team, comprised of Supt. Curt Tryggestad, Executive Director of Educational Services Stephen West, Eden Prairie High School Principal Conn McCartan and Central Middle School Principal Joe Epping, will be recognized at the TIES 2013 Education Technology Conference Awards Reception on Dec. 16. In addition to receiving the award and free admission to the conference, the team has been nominated by TIES for the national TEAM Award of the Consortium for School Networking. "Their effort is a hallmark of collaboration with community members, students, teachers and district staff and leaders to transform learning with technology."
Teachers Eric Hanson and Brian Strand were chosen for Exceptional Teacher Awards for recognition based on examples of their leadership, innovation, integration of technology and evidence of strategies impacting student learning and engagement.
"It is a great honor to be chosen for this award," Tryggestad said. "The team's efforts reached into every part of our district and completely shifted the way we think, work and learn."
"His work has allowed the Nike Lebron 11 Elite Team physical science team to take on leadership roles throughout the school, demonstrating the effective use of the 1:1 MacBooks in students' hands to increase learning," the nomination said. With their laptops, students are able to run labs and simulations. They receive instantaneous feedback and formative assessment and are able to learn and make adjustments instantly. This data is used by Strand and the team to assess progress toward commonly defined learning targets and adjust instruction to meet student needs.
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The Eden Prairie team also focused on partnering with the city of Eden Prairie, the Hopkins School District and TIES to create a greatly expanded Internet connection that is being leveraged by students to learn inside and outside of school.
"Eric expertly nudges his peers, and mentors many teachers by providing a thoughtful ear to support new ideas," according to his nomination form. "Eric also models continuous professional growth in his own practice and is willing to pilot new strategies and technologies."
TIES is a Minnesota joint powers cooperative owned by 48 school districts that provides cutting edge technology geared toward education. As the largest education technology trainer in the Midwest, TIES places high value on the integration of technology in the classroom.
Hanson teaches social studies at Central Middle School and serves as a team lead, modeling the use of technology to collect and analyze student data so the i Learn team can help Nike Kyrie 2 Inferno
The two teachers will receive their awards on Dec. 17 at the TIES Education Technology Conference in Minneapolis. 25. The TIES Minnesota Technology Leadership Team Award recognizes a school district team that has had a significant impact on technology's role in transforming learning. The team is comprised of Supt. Curt Tryggestad, Executive Director of Educational Services Stephen West, Central Middle School Principal Joe Epping and Eden Prairie High School Principal Conn McCartan.
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"Eric empowers students and peers and provides technology and learning leadership throughout the district," the nomination form noted.
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"Josh has been the linchpin in this process, helping us put ideas into action and troubleshooting throughout every pilot and implementation," he said.
Eden Prairie Schools have remained on the cutting edge when it comes to digital learning.
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