Well, Super Bowl XLVIII wasn’t exactly what we expected, but we’ll spare you our in-depth football analysis. We will say that we liked some of the commercials, and one in particular caught our eye.
Before the winter break, the IUSD Board of Education approved a three-year Technology Master Plan outlining long-term strategies for using high-tech tools to improve outcomes for students.
This week, the district’s technology chief and a consultant delivered a follow-up presentation to the board, exploring options for funding those ambitions with a technology bond.
Some 400 middle school students from IUSD got a chance to preview potential careers in physics, robotics, aerospace, health, research and other specialized fields during a science conference at UCI this week.
Each year around this time, we like to sit down with IUSD Superintendent Terry Walker for a sort of state-of-the-district conversation. And there was no shortage of topics when we caught up with him for our interview in October.
In this five-and-a-half minute video, the superintendent discusses the new Common Core instructional standards, educational technology, the new state funding formula and the district’s rapid growth. Take a look.
Students looking for help on their science projects will be able to seek the advice of real-life experts during “Ask-A-Scientist Night” at Rancho San Joaquin Middle School. The event will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16. As in years past, students in grades six through 12 will have the opportunity to tap the expertise of practicing scientists and engineers from places like Beckman, Allergan, Rockwell, the Irvine Ranch Water District, UC Irvine, USC, Irvine Valley College, Chapman University and other local science-related firms and institutions.
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed legislation that will replace the state’s older standardized testing system with more modern, computer-based assessments aligned with the new Common Core instructional standards.