South Mountain High School Awarded $20,000

Posted by Communications on 9/27/2017

South Mountain has been awarded a $20,000, two-year grant to participate in the Verizon Innovative Learning design thinking program.  The program is in conjunction with ASU.  South Mountain will join a network of over 50 schools and 200 educators from New York, Chicago, Baton Rouge, Boston, Atlanta, Long Beach and Washington, D.C. in engaging students and teachers in design thinking, entrepreneurship and emerging technology.  Teachers will participate in a fall training institute, receive virtual modules, and work with ASU staff and faculty on professional development and implementation.  The program hopes to foster nnovation, entrepreneurship and digital literacy through hands-on projects with local small businesses.  Multi-media instructor Heather Jancoski wrote the grant and will oversee the program at South.  Camelback was one of the first schools picked for this program three years ago.