At tonight's school board meeting we were given the distinction of being named an Apple Distinguished District. Only 240 educational institutions from elementary through college have received that distinction. Think about that. That's a lot of schools. EF has always had a strong belief in technology and we have always been ahead of the curve, but things are different now. Our kids are leaving each grade with new job-ready skills. Kindergarteners work collaboratively and print in 3-D. 3rd graders use Augmented Reality. It's incredible!
It is such an exciting time to be a part of the amazing things happening at EF. Our kids use technology as a tool to accomplish learning the way that they will work and consume information for the rest of their lives. It used to be that we were preparing kids for a world that they wouldn't be living in. What I mean by that is that while the world grew and changed with technology education continued to stagnate, buried in worksheets and papers. Now we are giving kids the skills to adapt and change with the world, using technology that will drive jobs, entertainment, and daily life. Our students have an edge that very, very few other districts are able to give.