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Classrooms of Tomorrow: innovative technology + futuristic teaching = engaged students
The Classrooms of Tomorrow initiative is not only changing the way students learn, it’s also changing the way teachers teach. This innovative initiative, commonly referred to as COT, reinvents the way students are taught through interactive technology, unlimited classroom configurations, and teachers who facilitate learning rather than lecturing at the front of the classroom. UCPS is beginning phase two of the COT initiative. Phase one began last year with 12 classrooms, two in six different schools: East Elementary, Piedmont Middle, Porter Ridge Middle and High, Monroe High and Marshville Elementary. This year, the second phase will add two more classrooms to each of these schools. Pictured at left, Jaylen McCarter, 10, at right, leads a lively discussion on the weather with his classmates in Amanda Jackson's fifth-grade class at East Elementary.Full Story
New mission, vision, values paint picture of success for East Elem.
East Elementary School has a new mission, a new vision and a new set of values – all created to make the school a shining star among Union County elementary schools. “Creating a new mission, vision and values frames why we exist, the type of school we want to create and how we need to behave in order to create that school,” said East principal Denny Ferguson. Getting community to embrace the new concepts was evidenced recently when the school invited the community to come to an event called “For the love of reading.” Pictured at left, East Elementary kindergarten student Alex Carranza, center, gets some quality reading time with his family during a recent "For the Love of Reading" event at his school.Full Story