District 214 Receives National Award for Digital Education Achievement
September 12, 2012
e.Republic's Center for Digital Education has announced that Township High School District 214 is the 2012 winner of the K-12 Digital Education Achievement Award for leveraging the integration of online and complex information systems. The Digital Education Achievement Awards recognize outstanding contributions at the application, intranet and infrastructure level, all to the benefit and quality of online education for students, teachers and the community.
According to District 214 Director of Technical Systems and Support Keith Bockwoldt, District 214's Technology Services developed a suite of web-based systems to provide consistent transparency with the community. The web-based applications facilitate user-friendly online access for parents, in order to pay for and enroll their children in educational programs. The online applications are aligned to support the district's three instructional goals: closing the achievement gap in each school among at-risk students, increasing the student success rate per course by at least five percentile points each year, and increasing the number of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement course each year until at least half have earned a score of three or higher on an AP Exam. Information and Communications Technologies were used to bridge the gap for access to district information online.
"The need for schools, universities and other educational institutions to have quality websites and applications is constantly increasing as online technologies become a bigger part of the educational process," said Calithea Robinett, Executive Vice President of e.Republic. "The Center is delighted to recognize (District 214's) outstanding display of creativity and ingenuity."