UNION, NJ – The Livingston Leaders at Livingston Elementary School received funds from the school’s PTA, led by Paula Andrade, to fulfill the goal of providing each classroom with two Amazon Fire Tablets.
The Livingston Leaders is a program designed to give students the opportunity to engage in integrating meaningful school-based community service with instruction and reflection to enrich their learning experiences.
Launched last year, the Livingston Leaders received a macro grant of $3,000 from the Union Township Education Foundation, a portion of the money necessary to reach their goal of providing Tablets to each classroom in the school.
Teachers have the capability to download useful apps for learning purposes, intervention strategies, differentiated learning as well as now having a technology rich classroom. This added resource will allow the Livingston Leaders, where third and fourth grade volunteers go into the kindergarten through second grade classrooms during recess time, to peer assist students to help provide intervention and enrichment opportunities.
The Livingston Leaders already have about 75 students signed up.
“We are so excited and so proud of our third and fourth graders for their willingness to volunteer and give back to our school through The Livingston Leaders Program,” said third grade teacher Kelly Kitzman. “On a school wide level, our program is a success because of the amazing teachers willing to participate in our program and allow Livingston Leaders to assist them and their students to create such a ‘go give, pay it forward’ kind of spirit for our students.”