Friday, June 8, 2018

Read with Me Summer Program at Pullam Elementary

Incoming second graders for the 2018-2019 school year at Mittie A. Pullam Elementary are exploring the iPads they will take for a summer reading program. Students are scouring through over 20,000 high-interest books that accommodate for different levels of reading. Students who are emergent readers have an option to have the book read to them, while students who are on grade level or above can advance at an independent pace.

These iPads are part of an initiative for 1:1 Blended Learning in STEAM Academies. STEAM is an acronym that describes an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Six campuses will serve as the first cohort to rollout STEAM through blended learning using flexible seating, project-based learning, and coding, with 1:1 iPads and the use of digital portfolios. Quality instruction will be offered through high levels of technology integration such as Modification and Redefinition through the SAMR model, while cross-referencing the T-PACK model, P21 Framework’s 4Cs, and iNACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework. The instructional design is rooted in the ISTE standards, College and Career Readiness Standards, and Social-Emotional Learning standards. View the video.

City Accepting Applications for Brownsville Youth Advisory Council

Interim City Manager Michael L. Lopez announced today, the Brownsville Youth Advisory Council is now accepting applications for the 2018-201...