2017 School of TechXcellence

2017 School of TechXcellence
Posted on 12/13/2017
District Administration, HP and Intel honor Souderton Area School District as a 2017 School of TechXcellence

District Administration magazine is honoring eleven schools and districts in reading and writing instruction and professional development initiatives as part of its Schools of TechXcellence program. This is the second round of honorees for this national recognition program. 

TechXcellence was created by District Administration magazine, in conjunction with HP and Intel, to recognize schools that have implemented innovative, effective and replicable technology programs that contribute meaningfully to student or operational success. The December 2017 honorees were selected by the program’s judges from numerous nominations, and reflect programs that demonstrate effective and replicable success. 
The eleven schools and districts honored in this round of TechXcellence—from eight states—have launched reading and writing instruction programs and professional development initiatives that incorporate technology powered by Intel, including laptops, tablets and 3D printers. 

The Souderton Area School District is being recognized for its “SASD Next” professional development program. In the program, the district develops its own instructional coaches, who then train teachers in how to better incorporate technology into classrooms. The year-round initiative focuses on collaboration and team building, and creates a supportive environment for new instructional practices.

The Souderton Area School District initiative underscores the importance of embracing technology as part of the education process moving forward in the 21st century.  
“Now that technology is an aspect of every classroom, teachers, principals and district leaders are finding more and more exciting and innovative ways to successfully implement it into learning,” says JD Solomon, editorial director at District Administration magazine. “We hope our readers are inspired by the creativity demonstrated by these honorees to launch similar initiatives in their own schools.”

To view a full list of honorees and to learn how to apply for future rounds of TechXcellence, visit www.districtadministration.com/techx

District Administration magazine provides K12 leaders with critical news and information for school district management, through its monthly magazine, website, e-newsletters and the District Administration Leadership Institute Superintendent Summits. For more information, visit www.districtadministration.com. Contact: Ray Bendici, Deputy Editor rbendici@promediagrp.com