Sen. Richardville recognized by MACUL with 2008 Excellence in Education award
LANSING-Sen. Randy Richardville was recognized today by the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning with the 2008 Excellence in Education award during the annual MACUL/AT&T Student Technology Showcase at the state Capitol.
The group cited Richardville’s dedication to improving the quality of education for the next generation of Michigan citizens.
“Technology plays a critical role in helping students learn,” said Richardville, R-Monroe. “It is used in all areas of life-at school and in the workplace, so it’s important for young people to learn more about it at a young age.”
Serving as an honorary co-chair for the event, Richardville met with students from his district and across the state who demonstrated the best ways technology can enhance learning and help make Michigan students successful.
“I am honored to receive this award from an organization that is committed to helping young people advance their technological skills,” Richardville said. “The students that presented their projects at the showcase were excited and enthusiastic to learn more about using computers at school and in the future.”
Student projects covered a wide variety of learning areas including science, mathematics, social studies and language arts, and featured student TV news shows, movie-making, computer-controlled industrial-like automations, Internet-driven and handheld computing educational projects and advanced graphics designs.
MACUL is dedicated to bringing educators from all levels together to share their knowledge regarding educational uses of computers and technology. For more information about the organization, visit the MACUL Web site at www.macul.org.
Editor’s note: Photographs of Sen. Richardville at the MACUL/AT&T Student Technology Showcase is available on the Senate Majority Photowire, located at: http://www.MISenateGOP.com/photowire.asp?District=17
Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
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