She’s being honored by Computer-Using Educators or CUE, a non-profit group that encourages technology in the classroom.
Haugen says she aggressively seeks out high-tech contributions.
“We have PCs in our classroom. I have a Smartboard. I’ve received a microscope that plugs right into the computer. So those are just a few of the different technologies that we use. A lot of it has been donated. But I have asked for it. You have to really take some time to say ‘hey, this can benefit students.’”
The CUE award recognizes Haugen for using technology to support standards-based curriculum.
She’ll be formally presented with her award in Palm Springs March 5th.