Clarksburg High School, Silver Spring International Middle School and Great Seneca Creek Elementary were winners in the 6th annual “Best of MCPS Web” awards this week. The winners were announced during a ceremony on Monday, April 19.
The Best of the MCPS Web awards recognize Montgomery County Public Schools web sites that model best practices in web communications. Nominations for the award were submitted by staff and the community and voted upon by school and office webmasters across the district. The awards and event are sponsored by MCPS Web Services, which is part of the Office of Communications and Family Outreach. Winners receive certificates of recognition and a plaque for their school or office.
The MCPS Web is composed of 200 school web sites and hundreds of office and department sites, which are managed by about 1,300 webmasters. During a typical week, the MCPS Web has more than 1 million page views and more than half a million visits.
The awards ceremony also featured a keynote speech by Jeffrey Brown, a computer science teacher at Damascus High School. Brown teaches web development students and is a national leader in the web standards movement. In his talk, “The State of Web Education,” he discussed the challenges and opportunities of re-structuring education to teach the next generation of web professionals.
The winners in each category are:
Best High School Web Site: Clarksburg High School, webmasters Stephen Sell and Sarah Costlow
Best Middle School Web Site: Silver Spring International Middle School, webmasters Françoise Domaas and Brenda Randolph
Best Elementary School Web Site: Great Seneca Creek Elementary School, webmasters Mark Brady, Lisa Norris, and Robert Sagona
Best Office Web Site: High Incidence Accessible Technology, webmaster Linda Bastiani
Best Special Project or Initiative Web Site: Rock Terrace School, webmaster James P. Blake
Best Student Contribution to a Web Site: Student Web Team, Winston Churchill High School
More information at http://montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/web/recognition/awards/index.aspx?id=110298