The Center for Digital Education recognized several honorees for the 2017 Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Awards (DCCAA) at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference this past weekend. The award recognizes K-12 schools for innovation and hard work in digital content and curriculum program implementation. This year’s honorees have shown exceptional progress in student outcomes, professional development and increased access, among other criteria.

Nemko says the program has converted many digital skeptics, such as an older kindergarten teacher who came to observe a summer camp with her arms crossed and a scowl on her face. “Within an hour the hands came down and the scowl went away. If I had given her pompoms, she would have become a cheerleader,” said Nemko. "In all her years of teaching kindergarten, she had never seen anything like this.”