Mr. PETERS of California (for himself, Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California, Mr. HANNA, Mr. HONDA, Ms. SCHWARTZ, Ms. BORDALLO, Mrs. NAPOLITANO, Ms. CLARKE, Mr. VARGAS, Mr. TAKANO, Mr. POLIS, Mr. MATHESON, Mr. LIPINSKI, Ms. KUSTER, Ms. JACKSON LEE, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. MCDERMOTT, and Mrs. BEATTY) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the WorkforceCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas incorporating technology into classrooms, including the additions of personal computers, tablet devices, eBooks, and SmartBoards, has not only cut classroom expenses but has also inspired students to become more engaged in their own education;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas studies have shown that 65 percent of educators believe that students are more productive today than they were 3 years ago, due to the increased use of technology in the classroom;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas the percentage of students who rated either proficient or advanced was 49 percent higher in ‘flipped classrooms’ that integrated iPads into the curriculum than in traditional classrooms;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas studies have proven that students using iPads saw their math test scores increase 20 percent in 1 year compared to students using traditional textbooks;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas students in classrooms that implemented video lectures saw a 14 percent increase in GPA compared to traditional classroom settings;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas students who have been exposed to technology and creative teaching methods in the classroom will be more readily prepared for a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related fields;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas the implementation of integrated education technology initiatives has led to 21 percent composite achievement rate increases and 25 percent graduation rate increases over 5 years;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas schools that emphasize personalized learning environments, integration of arts and technology in project-based learning, and development of deeper learning skills have highly successful graduation rates, with up to 98 percent of their graduates enrolled at an institution of higher education;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas the implementation of a project-based learning focused on STEM has led to 62 percent of students being the first generation in their families to enroll in an institution of higher education and a near zero secondary school dropout rate;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas 74 percent of pre-K through 12th-grade teachers say technology enables them to reinforce and expand on content and respond to a variety of learning styles, as it gives them the flexibility to teach to individual students’ strengths;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas different programs or devices can be implemented for collaborative learners, for example, while other programs may better suit those students who prefer to work individually;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas 75 percent of teachers in low-income communities said that they wished to have more technology in the classroom due to a lack of updated textbooks and materials; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas September 18 would be an appropriate date to designate as ‘National Innovation in Education Day’: Now, therefore, be itCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) supports the designation of ‘National Innovation in Education Day’ to recognize the advances that the Nation’s schools have made incorporating both creative teaching methods and technology into the classroom;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) recognizes the importance of creative teaching methods as a means of engaging students in their education and inspiring more students to pursue higher education;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) recognizes that technological advancements within the classroom prepare students for a more information-driven market, thus closing the gap between education and the workforce by allowing students to obtain the skills necessary for employment in competitive science and technology fields in the United States; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
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