2010-06-03 / Local & State

Students Converge At Capitol To Celebrate Learning In The 21st Century

Pictured above, left: Devin Welsh, Brandon Buterbaugh, Brenna Deshong, Lisa Deshong, Sen. Eichelberger, Colby Sowers, Jordan Bolinger, Nathan Swope. Pictured above, left: Devin Welsh, Brandon Buterbaugh, Brenna Deshong, Lisa Deshong, Sen. Eichelberger, Colby Sowers, Jordan Bolinger, Nathan Swope. More than 200 high school students from 25 schools converged on the state Capitol recently to celebrate the success of 21st Century Teaching and Learning begun through the “Classrooms for the Future” program, begun in 2006 to boost the use of technology in the classroom and better prepare students for success in the workplace.

The work begun through Classrooms for the Future and continued through this year’s Enhancing Education Through Technology is helping to transform Pennsylvania high schools through the infusion of laptops, electronic white boards, projectors, multimedia stations and printer/ scanners in the core subjects of math, science, social studies and English in grades 5-12. More than 540 schools have participated in the program since 2006.

During the visit, students demonstrated innovative projects they created using the high-tech equipment provided through the grants.

For more information about Classrooms for the Future, visit www.pde.state.pa.us.

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