APS students and technology shined recently at the The International Society for Technology in Education that took place in Denver. The 2010 conference featured presentations by APS staff and students regarding the Aurora LIGHTS P-20 Pathway and Tech Camp.
The Aurora LIGHTS P-20 Pathway presentation featured students practicing medical skills with a birthing mannequin and an interactive program that allows students to view cross-sections of the human body. The presentation showed how this Pathway is transforming student lives through technology and innovation. Through simulation, biotechnology, virtual learning, and 21st-century classrooms, this presentation featured APS students in action as they prepare for careers in the health and biosciences fields.
The APS Tech Camp presentation focused on "Teaching Students Web 2.0 and Multimedia Publishing." The presentation featured students who are planning, researching, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing within a peer social network employing various multimedia, Web-based and local tools.
In the student showcase portion of this year's conference, seven APS students shared their technology projects that had recently earned grand prizes from the Technology Learning Fair hosted by the Aurora Education Association. The seven students who earned the opportunity to share their prize-winning projects with teachers, administrators, and guests from around the world included:
- Bryan Nunez (6th Avenue Elementary)
- Max Ramirez (Paris Elementary, featured in the photo above)
- Samantha Shapard (Aurora Quest K-8)
- Anusha Vajrala (Aurora Quest K-8)
- Keerti Vajrala (Aurora Quest K-8)
- Pranit Nanda (Aurora Quest K-8)
- Cole Dorman (Aurora Quest K-8).
All of the APS projects and students were also featured in the recent ISTE Daily Leader newsletter.
North M.S. students talk about working with the birthing mannequin.