BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – The school year may be over, but teachers and administrators in the Bronxville school district are still working toward success in the year ahead, according to officials.
The team recently spent two superintendent conference days and three additional days training in project-based learning, discussing ways to expand student opportunity and discovering leading-edge practices in the field of education, according to the school district.
“The Bronxville Promise calls on us all to celebrate our past and our present but challenges us to push forward in offering students experiences that expand their knowledge and the opportunity to use that information in collaborative and creative ways that indeed change the world,” said Mara Koetke, director of curriculum and instruction.
The Bronxville Promise is an initiative created by the district’s curriculum leaders who, after much study, determined that the students’ abilities to innovate, lead, think critically and engage the world as well-informed citizens are integral to their success.
During the five days of workshops, teachers and staff learned the “best practices” for using the district’s new learning spaces with the teacher as a facilitator and how to use technology to flip classrooms to allow more class time for problem-solving, which fosters critical thinking.
“As we close out the school year, we continue to have much to celebrate,” Koetke said, adding that students in the elementary, middle and high schools all engaged in unique and thought-provoking lessons designed to challenge as well as educate.In the coming school year, students will continue such assignments, collaborating to impact their communities while learning in an engaging manner, Koetke said.
“I am convinced that the work ahead will inspire and challenge us all to the benefit of our students and our feeling about our own work,” she said.