The following article was published by the National School Board Association Media Department.
School District of Janesville Receives National Technology Award
Janesville, April 17, 2014: The School District of Janesville was awarded the National Technology Award.
The School District of Janesville announces receipt of a national Technology Award from the National School Board Association (NSBA), who partnered with the Center for Digital Education to present the award. Dr. Smiley, Chief Information Officer, attended the national conference held in New Orleans, to receive the award on behalf of the District.
This award is given in recognition for visionary operation, focusing on how the District uses technology to facilitate its work and how it communicates and presents Board of Education information to the public, while positively impacting teaching and learning through the support of professional development.
Awards were given in three categories: Large, Mid-Sized, and Small (Based on Student Population). The
School District of Janesville placed 2nd in the nation in the mid-sized school category.
“Schools and school districts are embracing technology and it is really exciting not only to see the innovative ways they implement technology, but they are using technology effectively to teach and advance education,” said Alan Cox, Senior Vice President for the Center for Digital Education.
“These education leaders serve as an inspiration to other school districts nationwide for their creative efforts to provide an outstanding education for today’s students. Congratulations to this year’s winners!”
“Technology innovations enable local school boards to connect with their communities and support students and teachers in ways that were unimaginable even a decade ago,” said NSBA’s Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel. “The 2014 Digital School Districts Survey offers powerful examples of technology’s role in the transformation of public education.”
The State of Wisconsin’s local School Board Association has been notified of the award, in hopes they will promote Janesville’s receipt of the award as a model for others to emulate.