EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – In their continued efforts to effectively and efficiently make use of technology in the classroom, some of the brightest minds tasked with molding the future of Tuckahoe and Bronxville came together for a forum about how to best educate the children of Eastchester.
On Wednesday, more than 200 local teachers met for their second “Tuckahoe/Bronxville Think Tank,” where they exchanged ideas and practices about integrating technology in the classroom, an initiative that was kicked off in each district last year.
In Bronxville , Superintendent David Quattrone has laid out a plan with John Krouskoff, a BOCES consultant, to transition the district away from the more traditional “labs” structure, and will instead provide classroom carts of devices district wide.
As part of the Tuckahoe School District’s “Technology for All” initiative, nearly every classroom in the district has been be equipped with Google Chromebooks , and they have transitioned to a digital notification platform that makes it easier to disseminate messages and emergency notifications.
With both districts now outfitted with devices, the second “Think Tank” centered on how to best utilize Chromebooks in the classroom, after each district was outfitted with hundreds of laptops last year. At the forum, teachers swapped stories and experiences about what they’ve been able to accomplish under their districts’ tech initiatives.
“It promises to be another highly productive session of teachers learning from teachers,” Tuckahoe Superintendent Barbara Nuzzi said in advance of the event Wednesday.
According to Tuckahoe schools officials, the teachers “presented ideas, demonstrated lessons, shared techniques for streamlining classroom management tasks and discussed how to successfully incorporate Chromebook devices into the classroom.”
“We look forward to having teachers collaborate and share with one another,” Bronxville High School Principal Ann Meyer said about the “Think Tanks.” “They are each other’s best resource when it comes to new technology.”
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