A “Night of Innovation” evening event this month will showcase to families how Baltimore County Public Schools is transforming teaching and learning to ensure that all students will be globally competitive graduates.
The event is being held in four of the Lighthouse schools that are demonstration sites for the changes occurring in all schools as part of S.T.A.T. (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow).
During the event, families will learn about and experience the tech tools that are integrated into learner-centered environments on a daily basis and see how these tools are used to customize and personalize instruction.
Visitors will be able to interact with various tech tools, experience digital playgrounds, and view innovative student projects.
The event will be held on Thursday, March 30, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Chesapeake High School (located at 1801 Turkey Point Rd., 21221).
The event will also be held on March 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Arbutus Middle School (located at 5525 Shelbourne Rd., 21227), Pikesville High School (located at 7621 Labyrinth Rd., 21208), and at Vincent Farm Elementary School (located at 6019 Ebenezer Rd., 21162).
At the heart of S.T.A.T. is a learner-centered approach to instruction. Students are active participants in the learning process and make choices about how and where they learn. Using redesigned curriculum in core content areas, S.T.A.T. creates a blended learning environment and places an emphasis on critical thinking and analytical skills.
Core S.T.A.T. components include BCPS One, a comprehensive platform providing information and resources to educators, parents and students; a 1:1 initiative to provide every student and teacher with a digital device to enhance personalized learning; and wireless and broadband infrastructure in every school.