In late 2009, San Marcos Unified School District won a competitive supplemental Enhancing Education Through Technology Grant from the California Department of Education. This program is designed to help middle school students across the district become better writers, increase their motivation to write, and to gain critical 21st century literacy skills. This project, named the "Writing Social Network," was awarded the 2011 "Classroom of the Future" Impact Award
from the San Diego County Office of Education. On June 1, 2011, the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote a front page news story about the program titled, "English Classes Enter Facebook Era.
" This project was also featured in an article by the North County Times on May 1, 2010 originally titled, "Blogging about Beowulf
EETT Curriculum Report - 2011
Oceanside Unified School District (District, Middle School Principals, Elementary Principal, Tech. Director, Teachers)
San Dieguito Unified School District (San Dieguito Academy)
Escondido Unified School District (Rincon Middle School)
CSU - San Marcos (Student Teacher Cohort 2010-2011, San Marcos Writing Project)
Awards and Recognition:
2011 Classroom of the Future
, Impact Top Award to be presented on May 19, 2011
2010 Classroom of the Future
, Honorable Mention for the Inspire Award, presented in May 20102010 California Teacher's Association, Institute for Teaching Inaugural Grant for Augmented Reality2011 Schooltube Featured School
- Woodland Park Middle School2011 Schooltube Big Game Commercial Contest - 2nd Place Overall 30 Second, 1st Place Middle School Category
2011 California Media Festival
- Teacher-Produced Category Winner - "Because Writing Is"
- Allen Teng2011 California Media Festival
- Student-Produced Instructional Video Winner - "Day After Day
2011 San Diego County Office of Education's Innovative Videos in Education Nominated
3 Finalists - "Pythagoras" - 6-8 Mathematics/Science Category, "Mistaken Journey" - 6-8 History/Social Science Category, "From Republic to Empire" - 6-8 History/Social Science Category
2011 San Diego County Office of Education's Innovative Videos in Education Special Achievement Award Winner - Animation, "Pythagoras"
2011 San Diego County Office of Education's Innovative Videos in Education Special Achievement Award Winner - Authentic Costumes/Accent, "Mistaken Journey"
Link to Proposed San Marcos Digital Media Student Showcase