Syosset Faculty and Staff Present at ASSET Technology Conference
Representatives from Syosset Central School District led two sessions at the Association of Suffolk Supervisors for Educational Technologies (ASSET) conference held in the spring of 2019. ASSET exists to enhance teaching and learning in Long Island and New York school districts through the use of computers and other educational technologies.
H.B. Thompson students, joined by World Language teacher Jessica Gonzales and Social Studies teacher Heather Schulman, led a session on student empowerment. They presented on HBTV, a student-led morning announcement news show streamed live daily using Livestream. The students explained how they not only operate the show, but use skills learned in the studio to also provide lighting and sound for various school shows and plays.
Syosset High School Assistant Principal David Steinberg, Library Media Specialists Lynn Ortlieb and Sarah Wasser, and Educational Technology Enrichment Specialist Kristina Holzweiss led a session for administrators and faculty titled “Creating a Future Ready Learning Community.” Topics reviewed included: how do current physical spaces promote or hinder the learning process; how do we provide opportunities for all learners to grow; how to ensure students are participants in an ever-changing global community; and how to foster and support opportunities for teachers to continually grow and learn. The team spoke about the importance of providing learning spaces and opportunities that amplify education, including flexible learning environments that allow for collaboration, creation, personal responsibility, project management and the ability for all learners to showcase their learning.