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HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION celebrating the improvement in student learning that has resulted from the incorporation of innovative uses of technology into educational programs in Indiana.



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Introduced

First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION celebrating the improvement in student learning that has resulted from the incorporation of innovative uses of technology into educational programs in Indiana.

    Whereas, for over two decades, General Assemblies of the State of Indiana have invested in the development of classroom technology initiatives to benefit student learning, and

    Whereas, this development has resulted in making Indiana one of the premier states in the nation for developing leading edge educational programs that incorporate innovative uses of technology, and

    Whereas, students today are participating in programs that range from incorporating robotics to learn engineering principles to developing website's to initiate entrepreneurial endeavors and market products; from managing earth sciences issues by generating electric power from wind sources to constructively addressing world hunger through technology innovation and project-based learning, and

    Whereas, the Indiana Department of Education has provided exemplary leadership for support and development of innovative and collaborative programs, such as the one- to-one computing project known as Indiana Access, the 2nd

grade laptop project, a web portal available for all parents to access their children's testing data, and efforts to provide a unique portal and data warehouse for all Indiana educators, and

    Whereas, organizations such as the Indiana State Library, that provides residents of Indiana with INSPIRE, an online access to electronic information resources; Rose- Hulman Institute of Technology, which hosts the PRISM Project, an extensive database of juried web-delivered resources to improve middle school learning by mirroring digital tools used in the professional practice of science and engineering; and ISTEM, a collaborative effort led by Purdue University targeted at providing extensive science, technology, engineering and math resources to Indiana teachers, and

    Whereas, the Corporation for Education Technology (CET), which provides thousands of web-based resources for the classroom, teacher-training for integrating technology into curriculum, as well as thousands of repurposed computers for our poorer schools; and the nine Indiana Education Service Centers (ECS's), which provide cooperative technology purchasing services, video libraries, and hosting of professional development programs, and

    Whereas, the Center for Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) has introduced the concept of New Tech High School employing one-to-one computing, project-based learning, and new classroom pedagogy models to six Indiana communities with several more on the way in order to strongly shape 21st Century skills among enrolled students, and

    Whereas, the Indiana Computer Educators (ICE) and the Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators (HECC) provide leadership, training and annually host a statewide conference among their membership to celebrate, inform,

teach and learn; and Promoting Achievement through Technology and Instruction for all Students (PATINS), which provides assistive technologies and support services for exceptional leaders; therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the General Assembly of the State of Indiana acknowledges the contributions of the aforementioned programs and organizations, among the best in the nation, toward making Indiana a leader in the integration of technology for continuous educational improvement.
    SECTION 2. That the General Assembly of the State of Indiana commends the thousands of Indiana educators who strive daily to integrate the power of technology with curriculum for the advancement of student learning.
    SECTION 3. That the General Assembly of the State of Indiana celebrates our students' success in using technology for learning to ensure the academic and economic well-being of the great State of Indiana in the decades to come.
    SECTION 4. That the Principal Clerk of the Indiana House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Marvin Bailey of the Corporation for Educational Technology to reproduce and distribute among all organizations named herein.