MSTMA Receives Honors from Supervisor Solis
Earlier this month, 30 Math, Science & Technology Magnet Academy at Roosevelt High School (MSTMA) students and two teachers were invited to attend the County Board of Supervisors meeting to receive a recognition from Board Supervisor Hilda Solis. Students were recognized for being the first California school to receive the Student Voices award from the State Education Technology Directors.
In July MSTMA was recognized by the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) for leveraging technology to dramatically improve educational experiences and achievement for their students. For the past eight years, the SETDA has honored one school annually across the USA; this is the first time a California school has been chosen and also the first time a school with a predominantly Latino student body has received it.
Their achievement will culminate on Monday, October 26th, as students from MSTMA travel to the D.C. area to become the only student delegation from a California school to address the SETDA during their Education Forum at their annual Leadership Summit in Arlington, VA. Students will share details about how they used Esri’s mapping technology to create data-driven research to examine how gentrification, affordable housing, characterization of public schools was shaping their community.
The SETDA Leadership Summit brings together leaders from more than 40 state departments of education, including leaders in educational technology, assessment, instructional materials and professional development. The Education Forum shines a spotlight on the full scope of the digital transformation of policy and practice underway in K-12 education. The Ed Forum includes VIP guests from the executive leadership from national educational organizations, policy makers and representatives from think-tanks and various federal agencies.