Release Date: 7/6/2017
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BCPS receives national award for its effective use of digital content and curriculum

DCCA Awards
TOWSON, MD – The Center for Digital Education, in partnership with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), has recognized Baltimore County Public Schools as a school system breaking new ground in the use of digital content and curriculum.

BCPS was one of three large school systems (12,000 or more students) to receive a Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Award at the ISTE conference in San Antonio. Awards also were presented to medium and small districts/schools.

Dr. Kecia Ray, executive director of the Center for Digital Education, said that the honorees “are successfully implementing digital content and curriculum in ways that are improving student success,” and that they are setting a great example of “how to use technology to spark student engagement.”

In describing why BCPS was being honored, the Center for Digital Education noted the BCPS Growing Up Digital program to teach digital citizenship. The center wrote: “The curriculum teaches students the positive sides of digital media while also teaching safety issues such as online privacy protection, preventing cyber-bullying, and plagiarism. Technology Liaisons in each building provide additional support to teachers regarding digital safety practices.”

The complete list of honorees and descriptions of their award-winning initiatives is available on the Center for Digital Education’s website.

This is the second Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Award that BCPS has won. The first, received in 2015, recognized the school system’s S.T.A.T. (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow) initiative.

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