Moylan Meets District Students at TECH Conference

05/13/2015

Moylan Meets District Students at TECH Conference

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D- Des Plaines, met with students from Central Elementary School in Des Plaines at the TECH 2015 conference in Springfield last Thursday.

“We have great schools throughout the district, and it was great see them showcase their hard work and effort in Springfield,” Moylan said. “Technology continues to move us forward, and it’s critical we integrate these advancements in our classrooms to provide our students and teachers with the resources they need.”

TECH 2015 is a not-for-profit initiative supported by a broad range of education and business organizations. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the critical role technology plays in preparing students to succeed in today’s world, and to show the need for increased funding for classroom technology. Many schools in Illinois continue to struggle with the high costs of technology and restricted outside funding. However, TECH 2015 is dedicated to giving both teachers and students a voice in order to increase awareness of the importance of technology in schools.

The purpose of the event in Springfield was to raise awareness among legislators of the crucial role technology plays in today’s education system. Central Elementary was one of 66 schools in Illinois selected to participate in the annual TECH conference. With the help of their teachers, students from Central Elementary gave a demonstration which displayed the robots that have served as a learning tool in their classrooms throughout the school year.

“It’s incredible what these students at Central are doing with these robots to enhance their learning experience,” said Moylan. “Meeting with them reinforced the thought that we must protect funding for our schools, and help our future leaders develop into young professionals.”