“Nights of Innovation” open the doors to BCPS’ learning transformation

What: Baltimore County Public Schools is partnering with Discovery Education to host four “Nights of Innovation” open houses to demonstrate how teaching and learning is being transformed in Baltimore County through the 1:1 digital classroom conversion known as S.T.A.T. (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow). The open houses will be held at four of the 10 BCPS Lighthouse Schools that are piloting the digital conversion. Open to the public, the events allow visitors to experience hands-on, interactive learning stations, a Student Digital Showcase, model classrooms that exemplify learner-centered environments, and more.

When & Where: Monday, December 1, 2014, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the following schools:

  • Fort Garrison Elementary School, 3310 Woodvalley Dr., Stevenson 21208
  • Joppa View Elementary School, 8727 Honeygo Blvd., White Marsh 21128

Thursday, December 4, 2014, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the following schools:

  • Hawthorne Elementary School, 125 Kingston Rd., Middle River 21220
  • Lansdowne Elementary School, 2301 Alma Rd., Lansdowne 21227

Background: Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.) is a fundamental shift in teaching and learning to create 21st century digital learning environments designed to prepare globally competitive graduates. 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.