Westfield High School recently held an after school technology training where approximately 175 teachers collaborated with their peers on best practices in digital teaching and learning. Workshop sessions, which were hosted by teacher volunteers, included such topics as Google Apps for Education, running a BYOD classroom, and Project Based Learning in the Digital Age.
Pictured here are Mathematics teachers Allie Roberts (standing at front) and Nicole Malvasio (at back) brainstorming best practices in technology with colleagues (seated from front to back, left row) Jill Scott, Pat Marchiano, Donna Hornish and (seated front to back, on right) Kathleen Cicalese, Anthony Meyers, Erica Wright and Scott Rutherford.
“We worked to foster collaborative environments to infuse technology – such as Poll Everywhere and Google forms -- into the mathematics classroom,” explained Ms. Roberts.
Adam Pizzi, one of the district’s Master Technology Teachers, who organized the event stated, “It was a great opportunity for the teachers at Westfield High to see and hear what is going on outside of their classrooms, as well as share learning resources and creative methodologies of instruction.”