One of Westside Middle School’s engineering and technology teachers, Matt Bova is being internationally recognized for innovative practices by the International Technolgy and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA).
In order to win the International award, Mr. Bova won the state award last year. The Engineering and Technology department has been implementing new curriculum to achieve the award as well as setting up the structure for students to learn on their own.
What Bova said he finds different about his teaching style is that it is lab-based, which helps with problem-solving, instead of being focused on lecture. When asked how it felt to receive the ITEEA award he said “It’s just nice to be recognized.”