NBISD Superintendent Invited to Today's White House Ceremony on Technology in the Classroom
Published on Nov 19, 2014 / Local News
(New Braunfels, TX) -- New Braunfels ISD Superintendent Randy Moczygemba is in Washington DC today, joining President Barack Obama for the "ConnectED to the Future" Event, a special conference including superintendents and other educators from across the country, who will lead their schools and districts in the transition to digital learning. Moczygemba is one of only 10 superintendents from Texas and 1 of just 100 from across the US invited to participate in the event which builds on the momentum of the ConnectED Initiative, a plan the President announced last year as a way to connect students to high speed internet and empower teachers with the technology they need to transform teaching and learning. During the event, President Obama will host a digital pledge signing ceremony with over 100 superintendents in attendance (and hundreds more from across the country joining via the internet). Moczygemba was chosen to participate based on his leadership as the NBISD made numerous tech-related advances, in particular the district’s 1-to1 iPad initiative, known in the district as TEC-21 (which stands for “Transforming Every Classroom in the 21st Century”). The iPad program provides constant access to those devices for all students (regardless of income) in the hopes that they learn the collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking necessary for a post K-thru-12 education and the workforce. Since the inception of the iPad program in 2012, the NBISD has invested more than 2.6-million dollars in iPads. For more about the Tec-21 program, log on to the district’s website: nbisd.org.