As people better understand what the information age makes possible in the classroom, they realize that if students are to be successful in the 21st Century, they must have access to the latest technologies.
While schools continue to struggle with the growing costs of technology and limited outside funding, TECH 2015 gives our teachers and students a voice to influence their future and increase awareness of the importance of technology in schools.
Jennifer Kolar-Burden, Psychology Instructor and Coordinator of Curriculum for Illinois Virtual School, travelled to Springfield today with students from her classes to present their experiences with IVS to members of the Illinois General Assembly. The event – Tech 2015 – seeks to highlight advancements in technology and digital learning and encourage legislative support for the learning opportunities of students across the state.
The students presented in the Illinois State Capitol and were visited by students, parents, teachers and legislators from across the state.
About the TECH 2015 Event — Demonstrations for Legislators in State Capitol
Since 1990, students and teachers have set up demonstration tables at the Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois to show elected officials, business leaders, and the general public how technology is being used in schools.
The TECH 2015 event strives to present classroom technology projects from across the state of Illinois. All schools and districts in Illinois are invited to apply to participate. Selected schools send teams of up to four participants to TECH 2015. School selections were made on the basis of the location of the school within the state, grade level, type of demonstration proposed and diversity in student learning styles.