The following article first appeared in the Galesburg Register Mail and can be viewed online here.
WILLIAMSFIELD — Three Williamsfield High School students and two teachers will be participating Thursday in the annual TECH 2015 Students for the Information Age event at the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield. Sixty-six schools will be represented from throughout the state.
Students will show the public and elected members of the Illinois Senate and the House of Representatives how technology is being used in the classroom to increase student engagement and improve achievement. Student demonstrations may be viewed in the Capitol Building Rotunda. They will demonstrate how technology has helped them with their schoolwork.
The purpose of TECH 2015 is to raise awareness of the critical role technology plays in preparing students to succeed in today’s world, and to show the need for increased funding for classroom technology. Students will demonstrate for lawmakers and the public the creative ways technology is being used to enhance and accelerate student achievement in Illinois schools today.
TECH 2015 is a not-for-profit initiative presented by Illinois Computing Educators, and is supported by a broad range of education and business organizations. Corporate Platinum Plus partners are CDW-G and Comcast Business.