Bersin Sees EAST Lab as Future of Education

   

Bersin Sees EAST Lab as Future of Education
8/12/2013 3:48:16 PM

Winship Middle School eighth-grader Alyssa Masterson, left, and seventh-grader Elijah Beiser, middle, listen to California Secretary of Education Alan Bersin in the school’s Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) Lab.

 

EUREKA— Winship Middle School eighth-grader Alyssa Masterson, left, and seventh-grader Elijah Beiser, middle, listen to California Secretary of Education Alan Bersin in the school’s Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) Lab.

Masterson, a second year EAST student, and Beiser, a first year EAST student, are working on an EAST project called Christmas at your Door. The project provides a Christmas tree, decorated with donated ornaments from students and staff, to a local women and children’s shelter.

Bersin came to Winship on October 26 to hear a presentation from EAST students representing Eureka High School, Arcata High School, Winship Middle School and Zane Middle School.

Secretary Bersin was impressed with what he saw. “EAST is the future of education in California,” he told students and staff. “There are many things that EAST is teaching you here— technology applications, community partnerships and leadership. These skills will help you succeed in school, in college and in the real world.”

Before being appointed Secretary of Education by Governor Schwarzenegger on July 1, Bersin had served for seven years as Superintendent of San Diego City Schools.

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