Music and Language Staff Help to Enhance Learning

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District administration and staff attended the Association of Suffolk Supervisors for Educational Technologies (ASSET) 21st Annual Conference on March 18, at the Long Island Hilton in Melville, to speak on how new technologies have enhanced learning.

East Meadow High School American Sign Language teachers Robin Portnoy and Lauren Beygelman presented a workshop titled “Using Flipgrid to Engage, Assess and Inspire Students in the World Language Classroom.” They shared their knowledge of how Flipgrid has transformed their classroom into a student-centered language learning experience. They explained how students are creating videos to assess their language skills, collaborate, peer edit, comment and reflect upon their progress.

“Educators across Long Island walked away from the workshop with usable applications for their classes of all ages and abilities,” said World Languages Chairperson Jenice Morgani.

Director of Music and Art Dr. Christopher Hale, East Meadow High School teachers Michael Cascardi and Brittany Dagro, and Woodland Middle School teacher Adrianna Schaefer created a poster presentation entitled “Collaborative Technology in Performing Music: Developing Best Practices Using New Applications.” The quartet shared the various digital innovations in performing music that can advance performance music progress for individuals and groups.

The district thanks these educators for sharing the great that is occurring throughout East Meadow!