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     In today’s ever changing world, McHenry Elementary School District 15 educators are making sure students are well-prepared for college and careers even though their career choices are as yet undefined. The innovative development team in McHenry, has worked collaboratively creating a district-wide STEM and STEAM curriculum that is showcased in breath-taking STEM Labs, STEAM Studios, Innovation Centers, Video Production Hubs, and redesigned Learning Media Centers. These accomplishments bridge together the teaching of Digital Literacy and Information Literacy in McHenry District 15. 

    “It’s a vision for a learning experience that is centered on the learner and evolves technologically as quickly as they do,” states Dr. Alan Hoffman, Superintendent of Schools. “We are providing our students with an educational opportunity that fosters engagement, interaction, and achievement through cutting-edge technology in a personalized learning approach.”

    McHenry School District 15's new innovative learning spaces are constructed Makerspaces that have no boundaries. A place with no boundary means students can exceed anything you've ever expected.
     


    techexcellence  

    District Administration Journal is honoring McHenry School District 15 for their innovation in educational technology initiatives as part of the Schools of TechXcellence program. TechXcellence is sponsored by HP and Intel and sets forth to recognize schools that have implemented innovative, effective and replicable technology programs that contribute meaningfully to student or operational success. 

    June 2018 District Administration Journal featuring District 15


     

     


Locally Designed, Internationally Recognized

  • Making IT Happen

    McHenry School District 15 was internationally recognized and presented with the Making IT Happen Award for their STEM/STEAM programming and innovative Staff Development initiatives by ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) and ICE (Illinois Computing Educators).

Preparing the Next Generation Learner

  • District 15 and their innovation coaches presented at the ICE conference on the idea and adaptation of the makerspace model. Click on the image below to see the whole presentation.

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Innovative Learning Opportunities

  • legoeducation

    McHenry District 15 thinks outside the box to provide students with engaging, collaborative learning that includes LEGO Education. LEGO Education has a huge focus on digital literacy and information literacy and whether it’s EV3 or WeDo 2.0 or StoryStarter, everything that LEGO Education offers is complementary to the core curriculum. For more information on the LegoEDU program please click here.

ASCD

  • District 15 was featured in the winter edition of of the ASCD Magazine for their innovative makerspaces and curriculum. Click on the image below to read the article.

  • ASCD

  • #InnovationNation

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STEM Achievement Award

  • STEM Award

    Parkland Middle School and McHenry Middle School were nationally recognized for their exemplary model of STEM curriculum! In recognition of this distinction, students and staff were presented with a STEM Achievement Award by Creative Learning Systems. 


  • Nationally Recognized for Digital Content, Curriculum, and Staff Development

    Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Award  Award

    McHenry Elementary School District 15 was one of three recipients in the nation to earn the Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Award in the medium school district size category.  This award, from the Center for Digital Education, recognizes school districts that successfully use digital content and curriculum to improve instruction and student engagement. McHenry Elementary School District 15 developed a weekly on-going staff development program (Staff Development Wednesdays—SDW) utilizing technology as the driving force. The school district's efficient and innovative deployment of digital curriculum has revolutionized professional development and changed the quality of teaching and learning forever in McHenry.

     


     

     


    The Illinois Association of School Boards Educational Journal

    IASB

    McHenry School District 15 is featured in The Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) educational journal and is recognized as a model school district for schools across the state of Illinois looking to capture best 21st Century learning practices. 


    Stem  Innovation  Video  


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