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Mineola Teacher’s Project Chosen as Most Innovative Again

Mineola Middle School teacher Vincent Interrante has “Reach for the Stars” project picked by Microsoft for second time.

For the second consecutive year, teacher Vincent Interrante has had one of his classroom projects chosen by the Microsoft Partners in Learning forum as one of the most innovative projects in the United States.

Interrante is one of 102 finalists across the nation selected to showcase the creative ways he is . 

“Reach for the Stars” is a 21st Century project-based learning experience in which sixth-grade students collaborate with those in their grade level at other schools in the design and construction of a water bottle rocket that will have the longest elapsed flight time.

Over 225 students from five schools on three different continents participated in this year’s challenge. 

Interrante, along with collaborator Robyn Hrivnatz from Texas, will be presenting the “Reach for the Stars” project at the Microsoft forum in Washington over the summer.

David P. Redmond June 13, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Congratulations, I have fond memories of his computer classes from middle school, our district is fortunate to have such a great talent.

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