Written by Phil Cerroni
Irving ISD has been invited to participate in the Texas Capitol Schoolhouse on Feb. 4 at the Capitol building in Austin. The Texas Capitol Schoolhouse is a legislative event that provides students and teachers from across Texas with the opportunity to demonstrate how technology is being used to improve the way teachers teach and students learn. For legislators, they are able to see how the funding they provide for technology is helping prepare the children of Texas for the future.
Students and teachers from Ladybird Johnson Middle School will represent Irving ISD this year. Johnson Middle School is the largest net-zero middle school in the nation. With wind turbines, solar panels, geothermal heating and rainwater harvesting capabilities, the school produces as much energy as it consumes. During the schoolhouse session, the students will share technology projects or other assignments, work on research, meet their state representatives, and attend a special ceremony in the Texas House and Senate recognizing the students, teachers and schools.
Irving ISD has been invited to participate in the Texas Capitol Schoolhouse in 2005, 2011 and 2013.
Source: Irving ISD