The BPS EdTech Team will be hosting a Parent Tech Night on Wednesday, March 18 from 6-8PM at Marshall Simonds Middle School. Join us to learn about the 2015 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments for grades 3-8 in Burlington schools. Participants will be able to explore practice tests and experience features of the PARCC TestNav application being used by students during the assessments.
Please register to attend the March 18 PARCC Parent Tech Night here.
Burlington students in grades 3-8 will be completing the PARCC assessments for English Language Arts and Math during the week of March 23-27. Students will be using their 1:1 iPads for the tests. The BPS EdTech and IT Teams have been preparing student devices and helping to support teachers and students for the upcoming assessments.
On Saturday April 12th, Fox Hill fourth graders presented their technology projects at the 1:1 Technology Summit in the Marshall Simonds Middle School Library. Mr. Murphy worked in collaboration with the fourth grade teachers to create and share projects that are just a small representation of how our students our utilizing and integrating technology into learning. Thank you Mr. Murphy, Mrs. Wood, Mrs. Dunn, Mrs. Doble and Mrs. Nolte for supporting and engaging our talented and wonderful fourth grade students.
Twitter? Instagram? Snapchat? Vine? Parenting in the digital age brings with it many challenges. Our January Parent Tech Night will provide parents with information on the latest digital tools students may be using to connect and interact with others. Parents will walk away from this session with a better understanding of what they can do to help guide their children towards responsible digital citizenship and keep them safe online. Strategies on how to get the conversation started with students about their online activities will be provided.
Assistant Superintendent Patrick Larkin and Burlington High School Instructional Technology Specialist Jenn Scheffer will offer advice on how students can use social media to their advantage as they begin the college admission process. Mrs. Scheffer is also a former assistant director of admission. She will provide a unique insight into how colleges look at the digital behavior of our students.
Time during every Parent Tech Night session is also dedicated to technology related questions and support.