Ah, summer. The time for teachers to kick back and relax. Except for SMA superstars Mike Bedney and Ian Park.
Bedney and Park led a team of six SMA students at the CyberDiscovery Camp from July 7-12 at Portland State University. The week-long, overnight camp focused on exploring the challenges of national cyber-security and the ethics of robotics.
Throughout the week, Bedney and Park harnessed the power of social media to share the team's process and discoveries with their parents and the SMA community at large. Bedney kept a running feed going on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as emailing parents daily with details about their daughters' experiences.
The SMA team won first place, securing a prize of $1250 for SMA's Tech Club activities. The team was then featured in The Oregonian on July 18.
This success would not have happened if Bedney and Park had not contributed a full week of their summer to the experience. They demonstrated the commitment and passion that truly great teachers can offer. Rock on, gentlemen, rock on!
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