Smart Schools Initiative

Smart Schools Initiative
Chromebook

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Five years ago, Comsewogue began it’s 1:1 Chromebook and STEAM initiative in an effort to give students the experience and skills they will need for college, careers and life. Comsewogue has recently implemented PBL (Problem Based Learning) in all schools; a mindset shift that puts learning as the product of a journey, not a destination. Technology has proven to be an essential ingredient to make PBL successful. For example, our students use 3D Printers to take an idea through the iterative design process.

Students at the High School in Intel class are developing a vape detector for schools, that is patent pending. Boyle Road Elementary students in Nicole Taormina’s library can take virtual field trips anywhere in the world with Google Expeditions. At JFK Middle School, students interact with a surgeon performing a live kidney transplant as a culmination of their initiative to raise awareness of becoming an organ donor. Our Smart Schools Bond Act plan has helped provide additional technology support to our amazing students and teachers. As we continue to utilize our SSBA monies over the next few years, our teachers and students are now free to design personalized learning experiences only limited by the imagination.