Project-based Learning: What it is and How It’s Transforming Education in Maury County

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By Dr. Chris Marczak “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” This quote by Benjamin Franklin is the project-based learning concept. Maury County Public Schools (MCPS) has been leading the way for innovation in education with initiatives like the “7 Keys to College and Career Readiness,” the STEAM movement and the DIPLOMA … Read More

Maury County Leaders Invited to Share Education Insight at Regional P-16 Council Meeting

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The Maury Chamber and Economic Alliance announced today that Maury County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Chris Marczak and Mount Pleasant Arts Innovation Zone Artsministrator Dr. Ryan Jackson and Maury Alliance President Wil Evans have been invited to share insight on Maury County’s strides and achievements in education at the quarterly North Central Tennessee P-16 council meeting. The council, whose vision … Read More

Maury Education Initiative Recognized with Nashville and Knoxville Public Relations Awards

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An initiative aimed at elevating support of education in Maury County has won public relations awards in Nashville and Knoxville for the second year in a row. The Grow Maury Initiative, which is led by the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance in partnership with Maury County Public Schools and Mary Beth West Communications, received multiple honors from the Public … Read More

Mt. Pleasant to Fuel STEAM with $500K Grant

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By Mike Christensen with the Daily Herald MT. PLEASANT — The Maury County Public Schools District is celebrating another major step forward in the pursuit of STEAM learning. Last week, the district learned it will receive a $500,000 grant to create an innovation lab at Mt. Pleasant High School, where students will work on problem-based learning projects, preparing them for … Read More

Why Maury County’s Education Technology Revolution is Significant

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By John Carver, Maury County Public Schools Chief Digital Learning Officer Everything is changing. Across the country, classrooms and learning will look much different. Textbooks with paper pages will be replaced by devices; teachers will be able to utilize tablets and digital chalkboards; quizzes and exams will become easier to track. Lessons will become more interactive, transforming students from passive … Read More

Studies Show Technology Gives Experience-Learning Boost in the Classroom

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Written by Dr. Chris Marczak Optimism is growing for teachers and school administrators across Maury County, as technology is incorporated into classrooms to bring efficiencies to teachers as well as higher engagement to students. According to IT Opportunities in the Education Market, a study by CompTIA, 78 percent of teachers believe technology has positively impacted their classrooms, and 65 percent … Read More

Students Eligible to Win Laptops at ‘Wiring the Classroom’ event

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Maury County Public Schools students will be eligible to win a Lenovo laptop and other technological devices at an education event taking place Tuesday, April 25 at 6 p.m. at Columbia State Community College’s Cherry Theater. The event, Wiring the Classroom: Empowering Students Through Technology, will cover ways schools are using technology to enhance students’ educational experience. Parents, students and … Read More

Maury Alliance, Maury County Public Schools Announce STEAM Education Summit

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Students entering the 21st century workplace will face an occupational world with jobs that didn’t exist ten years ago. A majority of high-paying jobs will be in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) career fields. On Thursday, April 13, Mount Pleasant students will have the opportunity to discover exciting STEAM career paths at the Maury County Public Schools and … Read More

Seven Ways Technology is Transforming Education

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Written by incoming Maury County Public Schools Chief Digital Learning Officer John Carver By now you’ve likely heard the news coverage, but let this serve as a reminder: Maury County’s schools are becoming pioneers in the area of education technology. This is in support of the MCPS Keys to College and Career Readiness and the district’s commitment to “unlocking potential … Read More

Maury Alliance, Maury County Public Schools Announce Education Technology Summit

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By The Daily Herald State and local leaders will gather at Columbia State Community College’s Cherry Theater on Tuesday, April 25 for a community-wide panel forum to discuss ways technology is transforming education in Maury County. The forum will start at 6 p.m. Among the questions the event aims to answer: How are Maury County Public Schools shifting the educational … Read More