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Beaverton High claims Transformative School Award

BHS is only school in Oregon to earn honor for innovation and technology use


Beaverton High School was named one of six winners of the Transformative School Awards, and the only Oregon school to receive the honor.

Blab, a social video messaging (www.blab.im) startup, on Thursday announced the winners of the inaugural Transformative School Awards.

The awards recognize the most innovative high schools that utilize technology and alternative learning to modernize the educational experience. The awards celebrate technology, innovation and creativity in America's high school classrooms.

The awards, sponsored by Blab, celebrate the most innovative, creative-thinking high schools in America. The nominees serve as industry leaders by reshaping how high school and entire school districts can implement new methodologies to provide a more relevant and modern education.

The nominees were selected via categories that include creative programming, innovative teaching and technology adoption inside and outside of the classroom. Each serves as an example in reshaping how schools can utilize new methodologies to provide a more relevant and modern educational experience.

Beaverton High School, the oldest public school in Beaverton, is also one of the most technologically and social media savvy, according to Blab. The district utilizes a number of social media platforms to increase the frequency and richness of communications between students, teachers and parents, and even created mobile applications to improve collaboration. Beaverton High is a leader in utilizing the most popular social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Other schools honored with awards included Sycamore High School

in Cincinnati, Ohio; The Traveling School in various locations; Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto, California; and Monroe Township High School and Adrian High School in Monroe Township, New Jersey, and Adrian, Michigan.

For more information, visit http://transformativeschool.strikingly.com.