Poway Unified's X-Ploration & Global Languages Program Wins Classroom of the Future Award

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The PUSD elementary X-Ploration/Global Languages Program was awarded the Classroom of the Future Foundation’s (CFF) "Achieve Award" at the 21st Annual Innovation in Education Awards. Teachers and administrators from PUSD's X-Ploration and Global Languages programs were recognized for demonstrating innovation in the classroom driving student learning and positive student outcomes. They were presented with a $5,000 check at CFF"s Annual Awards Ceremony on May 16, 2024, at SeaWorld San Diego.

Now in its 8th year, X-Ploration is an innovative model of instruction that provides all elementary school students with content specific learning experiences in STEM, Visual and Performing Arts, Coding, and Physical Education. Recently, global languages such as Korean, Mandarin, and Tagalog were added to the curriculum, thanks to a grant from the Avery-Tsui Foundation of San Diego. A team of 20 highly experienced and energized credentialed teachers visit 2-3 elementary schools throughout PUSD per day, providing engaging standards-aligned lessons to every classroom of students.
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Additionally, the Studio 701 Digital Media Internship was awarded an Honorable Mention Award. Studio 701 offers high school students an advanced digital media Career Technical Education capstone course and yearlong internship. Students use industry-standard tools and emerging technologies to create videos highlighting programs supporting the District’s mission. This internship enhances students' technical skills and knowledge with guidance of professional mentors in a deadline-driven setting. Post-internship, students often pursue film or broadcast majors, enter the industry, or apply their skills in other fields and studies.
Also at the event, three Poway Unified students: Yubelle Elaine Punzal, Theodore Yamada, and Josephine Park, were recognized as 2024 AVID High Tech Academic Scholars by the Classroom of the Future Foundation. 
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