Temple: Educator from the Netherlands visits middle school

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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) Mark van de Mortel, an educator from the Netherlands, visited Bonham Middle School Wednesday in Temple.

He is a vice principal for a school in the Netherlands.

He was invited to talk to Temple students and administrators after meeting a Temple ISD teacher at a conference in Sweden last fall.

Students and teachers asked him questions about the difference between schools in the U.S. and in the Netherlands.

Mark says, he was surprised by how advanced U.S. schools are in implementing technology in the classroom.

"Here in Temple, they are really far in integrating tech into the classroom. I think in the Netherlands we can learn something about that. They are way ahead of us, I think.”

Along with other Temple ISD teachers, he will be attending South by Southwest in Austin to learn about new technology coming out to help teachers in the classroom.