The School of Advanced Technology Applications (SATA) at Eastlake High School has won the national 2018 School of TechXcellence Award for its education technology initiatives by the District Administration Magazine, HP and Intel.
“TechXcellence is a great award because it showcases the great things we do at SATA and at Eastlake,” said Sheila Robles, SATA coordinator. “We teach computer science in a very unique way. Everything is project based and we cover content that is current. Our curriculum is constantly adapting to new technologies.”
SATA is one of 22 schools and districts from 13 states being honored for implementing innovative, effective and replicable technology programs that contribute to student success. The 22 schools and districts honored in this round of TechXcellence have programs that incorporate technology powered by Intel, including laptops, tablets and 3D printers.
The advanced academics academy gives students the opportunity to learn computer programming and web and mobile app development through a problem-based curriculum that prepares students to be college and career ready. It emphasizes programming, problem solving, collaboration, and real-world application of skills.
This the second year that Team SISD is recognized by the national program. Last year, SISD received the award for the success of its Math as a Second Language 4 English Language Learners Academy, which promotes math literacy and builds comprehension of math among English Language Learners.
“We hope our readers are inspired by the integration of technology demonstrated by these honorees to launch similar initiatives in their own schools,” said JD Solomon, editorial director at District Administration magazine in a press release.