Teachers Train in Technology at Annual Superintendent’s Conference Day

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Riverhead Central School District teachers and administrators converged upon Riverhead High School on Nov. 7 to participate in diversified technology workshops and seminars that spotlighted 21st century learning applications. 

During the Superintendent Conference Day, Riverhead’s educators participated in several classes including ones that provided information on Google Classroom applications; technology that fosters active literacy in grades K-4; coding at the elementary school level; engaging students using Chromebooks and collaboration; formulating online quizzes and assessments; and effectively communicating with families using eBoards and the Remind App. Additional classes included ones that taught teachers how to effectively use video and Google photos in the classroom, as well as an overview of Microsoft Online and Office Apps. 

“The goal is to provide teachers and administrators with the technological tools to engage students and continue to infuse learning technology into our classrooms,” said Christine Tona, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.

The theme of the conference — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — additionally advances the district’s goal to bolster its technology initiatives and STEM offerings and encourage complex and deeper thinking among students.

“The world around us is constantly changing. As teachers and leaders, we must work to prepare students for a future that may be unknown to us,” said Dr. Aurelia Henriquez, superintendent of schools. “By using technology as a tool, we are not only meeting many of our students where they are in terms of technology, but we are also making learning relevant and personalized. The Riverhead Central School District is opening up a world of limitless possibilities for all students.”

Dr. Henriquez went on to applaud the district’s teachers and leaders for embracing technology in the classroom.  “Their passion and dedication to continuous improvement is commendable,” said Dr. Henriquez.