August 4, 2012
A group of Sunset Elementary School teacher Cheryl Arnett’s first-graders don their Mickey Mouse ears and display the Xbox 360 Kinect game “Disneyland Adventures.” Earlier in the year, Arnett and fellow teacher Melany Neton used the game as a project to teach students how to achieve their goals through the use of educational standards like math, literacy and geography, as well as research and critical decision-making.
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One of the most popular ad campaigns of the last 30 years involved champion athletes declaring, “I’m going to Disneyland,” after winning the Super Bowl, NBA Finals or World Series. For Cheryl Arnett and Melany Neton, their ultimate destination may not be the famed Anaheim amusement park, but the Magic Kingdom still figures quite heavily into their own recent victory. Arnett and Neton, Sunset Elementary School teachers, recently attended the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 U.S. Forum in Redmond, Wash., a two-day conference for educators from across the country to present projects utilizing Microsoft technology in the classroom. Out of 102 attendees, the two Sunset teachers were among 16 picked as the top classroom projects in the nation, all of whom will go on to represent the country at the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 Global Forum later this year.