While the mandatory distance learning in the spring was challenging for both educators and students, Unity Charter School leveraged this as an opportunity for students to take control of their learning paths while social distancing. Technology Integration Specialist, Amy Mercado, and Supervisor of Curriculum, Jen Carcich, worked to create weekly choice boards for students and their families to utilize as part of the academic program in the K-8 school. Their work will be showcased in the workshop, “Integrating Student Choice and the Education for Sustainability Standards into Your Virtual Program” at the  6th Annual Tomorrow’s Classrooms Today Conference. They will also present a workshop titled “Accessing Universal Design for Learning in the Virtual Environment” at William Paterson University’s Annual Educational Technology Conference later this year. 

Being accepted as a presenter to Online #TCT20 and WPU will provide Unity an opportunity to showcase their expertise to educators from around the country looking to take education, student learning, and instruction to the next level by using technology and innovative practices efficiently and effectively.  Their presentation at Online #TCT20 and WPU will focus on the importance of keeping K-8 students and their families engaged during distance learning by utilizing student choice and the Education for Sustainability standards. Carcich and Mercado will explain how to help students make meaning from their indoor and outdoor explorations independently or along with their family members. 

For more information on how to attend the Evolving Educators Sixth Annual Tomorrow’s Classrooms Today Conference, email evolving@evolvingeducators.com.

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More information about registering for the 11th Annual William Paterson University’s Educational Technology Conference will be released within the next couple of weeks. 

For more information visit www.unitycharterschool.org

Application for enrollment: https://unitycharterschool.org/application-for-enrollment/

Unity Charter School is a tuition-free, public school in Morris Township that offers a unique approach to education for students from Kindergarten to 8th Grade throughout New Jersey. Enrollment is open to all New Jersey residents.