Innovative Implementation Award

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The district has been selected as a winning honoree in the Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Awards for 2016. The Center for Digital Education recognized several K-12 school districts across the United States for their successful use of digital content and curriculum to improve instruction and student engagement. Mineola was chosen as the K-12 Small School District Honoree for Flipping the Elementary Math Classroom.

The program was chosen for its support of Mineola’s goal of providing individualized instruction for all students. By Flipping the Elementary Math Classroom, the district digitized math lessons and hosted videos where teachers “teach” various lessons. A dashboard then organizes data so that the teacher can identify three subgroups within the class and is able to differentiate instruction by targeting the needs of the subgroups in order to reach the common lesson objective.

The Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Awards program was established by CDE to recognize schools for their innovation and diligence in digital content and curriculum program implementation. The CDE is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy and funding. The district was honored with the award at the International Society for Technology in Education annual conference and awards ceremony in Denver on June 29.