Manor ISD hosted Ruben Cortez, State Board of Education Member District 2, where he received a tour of Manor New Technology High School and discussed with district leadership the impact that the district is having on education in Central Texas. The visit marked the first time a State Board of Education member visited Manor ISD.
Superintendent Dr. Royce Avery and Manor ISD Trustee Ana Cortez showed Mr. Cortez around Manor New Technology High School, where he got to see the campus in action. Manor New Tech uses an innovative approach to classroom instruction that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) while teaching a full-range of curriculum.
Mr. Cortez also saw a preview of the forthcoming Lagos Elementary School and Manor New Technology Middle School, both of which will be full New Tech schools, using the same model as Manor New Technology High.
“We were thrilled to receive a visit from Mr. Ruben Cortez and give him a brief glimpse of the great work we’re doing with the New Tech model in Manor ISD,” Superintendent Dr. Royce Avery said. “Our discussions about New Tech and innovation in the classroom were both productive and exciting.”
Before the tour, district leadership and Mr. Cortez discussed exciting new technology that could be implemented in the classroom, such as virtual reality and augmented reality.