Technology is intentionally embedded in the academy's curriculum, with access to a 3D printer and instruction in writing code, for example. With grant support, each student will soon have a computer of some kind.
"Technology is important to us, but it is not the end goal, [which is] for students to develop critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication skills," said Tysie McDowell-Ray, Crossroads Academy co-founder and principal.
In that sense, Crossroads was probably the perfect place to host a weekend hackathon for education innovators.
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