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The Socorro Independent School District is located in the southeastern portion of El Paso County, Texas. It serves Socorro, Horizon City, and the eastern portion of the City of El Paso. The District covers 136 square miles of El Paso County. The District’s northern boundary is the Texas/New Mexico line its southern boundary is the Rio Grande River. Socorro I.S.D. is one of the fastest growing school Districts in the state of Texas. The District has twenty-five (25) elementary schools, fourteen (14) middle schools, six (6) high schools, one (1) alternative school and a community education program. It is a Title I District.
At MS582, Tom Eyck Upper School in Brooklyn, New York, their new computer-based science program is proving to be a better way of teaching than the traditional textbook. We visited the school and spoke with science teacher, Mr. Eric Unger; “This new computer-based teaching material is just so much better than a textbook. My students are just way more interested in anything I can present on-screen. I have so much more control over what I can deliver and the system aligns well against our science curriculum. I can even customize the computer-based learning materials that come with the Scitek system.
“We absolutely love HealthCenter21!” says Rita Griffith, who teaches the Medical Assistant course at Chesterfield Technical Center. Griffith typically works one-on-one with individual students practicing skills while other students learn with HealthCenter21. “We use it every day in my class. I am so glad our school purchased the curriculum, it makes teaching essential skills so much easier, plus the students enjoy the visual aspects of the program.
The Edumatics Corporation contracted with Harris County Department of Education to summarize preliminary data they had collected on student achievement, teacher satisfaction, and teacher and principal testimonials for campuses that had purchased EduSmart Science from January 2008 to May 2009.
When Kyle Brenner, Department Head for Business Information Systems, is asked the question, "Where are the AES business programs used in your school?" he explains that every department in the school uses units from the ITCenter21 programs to cover elements of the educational standards, written for the state of Massachusetts.