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St. Vrain Valley School District wins national tech award
By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Times-Call
St. Vrain Valley's partnership between instruction and the IT department in rolling out a one-to-one iPad initiative recently netted the school district a national award.
St. Vrain Valley is the first school district in Colorado to win the National Team Award from the Consortium for School Networking for the leadership team's impact on student learning with technology.
"It's really how we're using technology in the classroom," said Kahle Charles, St. Vrain Valley's executive director of curriculum. "We want students to apply the curriculum to real situations. That's what we're really striving for. All our devices are to that end."
St. Vrain Valley is in its fourth year of its four-year learning technology plan. The technology plan, funded through a 2012 mill levy override, allocated $2.2 million a year to give sixth- through 12th-grade students their own iPads.