Distance Learning

Florida School Wins Edgenuity Video Contest

James Earl Rudder High School in Bryan, TX has won the fourth annual Edgenuity video contest.

The digital educational content provider has for the past four years offered awards to the schools that submit the best videos demonstrating success with online and blended learning.

Rudder High teacher Eboni L. Bailey Bonaiti's class submitted the winning video this year, describing the way Edgenuity's blended learning model helped students meet their academic challenges and take control of their own learning.

The school will receive a $5,000 technology grant.

Bonaiti said of her class, "Students may walk in discouraged but, with each completion or passing of a test, courage and confidence grows and students begin to set personal goals, encourage their classmates and realize their potential."

Runners-up, which received Edgenuity software licenses to extend their online and blended learning capabilities, were Christa McAuliffe Middle School in Boynton Beach, FL and the San Diego School for Creative and Performing Arts.

McAuliffe's video shows how students in a blended virtual lab became proficient with the support of teachers. In San Diego, students used Edgenuity to get a jump start on their graduation requirements.

"This year's videos are especially compelling and bring to life the range of ways that Edgenuity is helping to improve learning outcomes and making a difference in the lives of teachers and students," said Edgenuity CEO Sari Factor. "We congratulate the winners and look forward to their continued success in implementing technology to personalize learning."

About the Author

Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.