New Tech High leads off TLN site visits

April 11, 2011

Each year, NSBA conference attendees have the opportunity to attend site visits—schools, businesses, and government entities—to see firsthand innovative ways to use a wide range of technologies to improve student learning, teacher training, district operations, and many other means.

This year, NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network is sponsoring five site visits, including a repeat visit to New Technology High, the U.S. Coast Guard, San Francisco’s Children’s Museum, the Google headquarters and Intel Museum, and the Federal Reserve Bank.

Friday’s visit to New Technology High in Napa, Calif., quickly filled to capacity. This tour showcased the school’s online learning system, Echo, which supports project-based learning, facilitates communication and collaboration, and improves teacher practice.

“The visit to New Technology High, Napa provided an excellent opportunity for school leaders to learn how a comprehensive technology vision can transform education and support learning,” says Ann Flynn, NSBA’s Director of Education Technology. “Through classroom observations and conversations with teachers and students, board members saw how technology supports core subject areas with relevant assignments in an engaging atmosphere.”