Katy, Texas News
Posted October 15, 2010
On Monday, October 18, Katy ISD administration and staff will be recognized for their outstanding use of educational technologies and digital content by Discovery Education, the leading provider of high quality curriculum-based digital content and professional development resources, and Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX 10).
Katy ISD is one of only a handful of school systems in the nation to be recognized by Discovery Education for their use of educational technologies and digital content in the classroom.Â Between 2004 and January of 2009, Katy ISD educators shared over 1 million Discovery Education streaming service videos with students.Â Since last year, over 500,000 more educational videos have been viewed.Â This tremendous jump in use is indicative of the school districtâ€™s commitment to improving academic achievement through the integration of Â digital content and educational technology todayâ€™s 21st Century students are comfortable with into school curricula.Â Today, Katy ISD continues to integrate digital content into existing curriculum in an effort to engage todayâ€™s tech-savvy students in the digital world they inhabit.Â Â Â
Following the presentation, Congressman McCaul will tour the school to witness firsthand the districtâ€™s efforts to use the latest tools and resources to teach todayâ€™s tech-savvy generation.Â Congressman McCaul, whose district includes Katy, serves on the House Committee on Science and Technology.Â He is also founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional High Tech Caucus and avidly promotes legislation that increases federal support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education in our public schools and universities.
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