SUSD to host to special bus tour stops in September | Events
The Sunnyside Unified School District is one of two stops scheduled by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, in the Tucson area. These visits are part of Duncan’s Back-To-School Bus Tour. ‘Strong Start, Bright Future’ is the theme for the 2013 tour, which will travel throughout the Southwest to highlight the importance of ensuring that all students benefit from high-quality educational opportunities.
SUSD will welcome Secretary Duncan and senior Education Department leadership on September 11; there will be presentations of the district’s innovative integration of technology in instruction, as well as students from its nationally recognized tech-savvy school classrooms. SUSD was chosen by Secretary Duncan in recognition of its ‘technology initiatives and instructional methods for engaging teachers, students and student’s families in the use of technology—most recently with the One-to-One program.’
Included during the Tour stop will be a Technology Expo at Sunnyside High School, which will highlight the new technologies available in the district.
For more information on the Back to School Bus Tour go to: http://www.ed.gov/blog/topic/bustour/
Also happening prior to Secretary Duncan’s visit to SUSD will be a stop from the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus on September 10.
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit 501(c)(3) ‘state-of-the-art mobile audio and HD video recording and production facility.’ The Lennon bus brings with it the very newest technology and gear, the Bus continues to be dedicated to providing young people with tours of the studios and participation in free songwriting and multimedia production workshops.
For more information on the John Lennon Bus, go to: http://www.lennonbus.org/