Sunday, July 17, 2016

Gearing Up for 2016-2017

I am excited to be returning to South Stokes for the 2016-2017 school year.  I have no doubt this will be a year filled with exciting new opportunities and experiences for our students and staff.  We are especially looking forward to our 1:1 technology roll-out.  Our teachers have been preparing for this transition for over a year and have found many ways to incorporate technology into the classroom to enhance instruction.

Many of you may have questions about our technology initiative.  You may be wondering what exactly is a 1:1 initiative?  Why do student need computers in the classroom?  Will technology replace teachers?  These are all great questions that we hope to answer for you as we go through the year.  Let me first make clear that technology is not a replacement for good teaching in the classroom!  Technology is just one more tool to help students gain and use knowledge.  Watch the short video below to get a glimpse of how technology can be used in the classroom to improve student achievement:

More information about the 1:1 program will be available soon.  We look forward to seeing you at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year!