Parents, community members invited to see how teaching and learning is becoming more personalized.
What: The Night of Innovation evening event will showcase to families how Baltimore County Public Schools is transforming teaching and learning to ensure that all students will be globally competitive graduates. The event is being held in four of the Lighthouse schools that are demonstration sites for the changes occurring in all schools as part of S.T.A.T. (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow). During this event, families will learn about and experience the tech tools that are integrated into learner-centered environments on a daily basis and see how these tools are used to customize and personalize instruction. Visitors will interact with various tech tools, experience digital playgrounds, and view innovative student projects. This event is held in partnership with Discovery Education.
When: 6:30 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 3
Where: Dumbarton Middle School, 300 Dumbarton Rd., 21212
Lyons Mill Elementary School, 9435 Lyons Mill Rd., 21117
Ridgely Middle School, 121 Ridgely Rd., 21093
Sparrows Point Middle School, 7400 North Point Rd., 21219
Background: At the heart of S.T.A.T. is a learner-centered approach to instruction. Students are active participants in the learning process and make choices about how and where they learn. Using redesigned curriculum in core content areas, S.T.A.T. creates a blended learning environment and places an emphasis on critical thinking and analytical skills. Core S.T.A.T. components include BCPS One, a comprehensive platform providing information and resources to educators, parents and students; a 1:1 initiative to provide every student and teacher with a digital device to enhance personalized learning; and wireless and broadband infrastructure in every school.