It is no secret that Challenge Charter Schools are committed to preparing students for the future with a focus on using technology in every classroom. To that end, teacher Jason Strumwasser was named Technology Coordinator this summer, allowing for Challenge Schools to continue an increase in technology use at the K-5 and Middle School sites.
This week, Strumwasser will be heading to Princeton, New Jersey to help lead a session titled “#GenMobile: Is Your District Ready?” at the Tech & Learning Live Conference. The session is designed to help schools accommodate and learn to utilize technology in the classroom as a greater diversity of devices are showing up every day. Strumwasser will share his experience from Challenge regarding the successful implementation plan of the 1:1 Chromebook program including the practical aspects of an insurance plan, specific devices and protective cases as well as the filtering applied to student browsing.
Strumwasser recently earned his Level 1 certification as a Google Educator. Challenge Charter Schools is working towards the goal of becoming an official Google School. The current plan is for staff to be set in cohorts to take exams by the end of 2016-17 with at least 50% of staff certified by March 2017 and 75% by June 2017.
For more information on the conference visit: http://www.techlearning.com/live/overview/princeton/33