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Bronxville Schools Focus on Expanding Opportunities for Students

Mara Koetke
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BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Administrators and faculty at Bronxville School attended two- and three-day Superintendent Conference days, according to a release.

Discussions focused on ways to expand opportunities for students and continue to pursue leading-edge practices that are aligned with the dispositions of the Bronxville Promise, it said.

"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 identified not only strong content understanding but also the skills represented in the work that pushed beyond content acquisitions, determining that "students' ability to innovate, lead, think critically and engage the world as well-informed citizens are integral to their success."

Faculty members discussed best practices for using the district's new learning spaces where the teacher is the facilitator and how to use technology for "problem-solving" in the classroom, enabling students to "think critically."

In the coming year, students will "continue to collaborate and make an impact on their community and the world around them. As part of the work, high school students will serve as principal investigators in the Bronx River water quality project and engage younger students in the data collection."

"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," said Koetke.

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