Westfield Public School teachers sharpened technology skills before the start of the school year during workshops presented on Aug. 28, 30 and 31. Led by Jeanine Gottko, a Master Technology Teacher in the district, approximately 80 teachers at all grade levels participated in workshops of their choice, including Virtual/Augmented Reality in the Classroom, Best Web Tools for 2017-2018, The New Google Sites, Google Drive for Beginners and Google Classroom for Beginners.  

“The goal of the sessions was to help increase teacher knowledge of various educational technology platforms, mainly Google Apps for Education, so they could implement them in the classrooms this year,” stated Ms. Gottko, who is shown providing technical assistance to (l-r) Berengere Bouvier - French teacher at Roosevelt Intermediate School and Jackie Manzo – Mathematics teacher at Edison Intermediate School. 

Classroom support is provided by Master Technology teachers Jeanine Gottko (K-8) and Adam Pizzi (9-12) throughout the year. Additional workshops are planned for the district’s In-Service day in February 2018.