District Earns Two TIP Awards
Jasper County School District earned two Technology Innovative Program (TIP) awards at the 2017 South Carolina EdTech Conference. The TIP award recognizes technology-infused projects or initiatives that have made major contributions through instructional or administrative programs, at a school or school district.
One TIP award was received at the school level; Hardeeville Ridgeland Middle School, Master Technology Teacher, Marsha Neal submitted “Let’s All be Authors.” This project was a collaboration of the Science and English Language Arts class.
Students used technology to assist with their project. Students were assigned to research a specific storm, they served as mayor, and created weather plans for the county. Based on their storm, the students wrote a story of any genre, typed, and drew pictures. The stories were compiled, and a publishing company created a hardback book titled, "When Will It End?".
The second TIP award was received at the District level. The district was honored for their submission titled “Power of Technology Proficiency.” The technology department has been rolling out new technology – hardware and software in the effort to support instruction. Without training – without teachers knowing how to use the technology to impact instruction money was being wasted. Jasper County implemented Technology Proficiencies for certified staff in 2016.
Included in the TIP awards package, an HP laptop and carrying case.
Awards were presented at the South Carolina Association for Educational Technology (SCAET) Awards Ceremony Luncheon.