As the school year begins, students in the Gettysburg Area School District (GASD) find themselves able to customize their own learning through sophisticated curricular programs provided by the district.
These personalized, courses involve offline (unplugged), face-to-face, and online approaches and provide students with the opportunity for independent learning.
Two of the most interesting of these activities include Robert C. Hoffman Trust sponsored “genius hour” sessions in which fifth grade children create projects that showcase their unique talents, and computational thinking programs, funded by a PDE PA Smart Grant, that help teach middle school children persistence, patience, and critical thinking through computer programming.
In this podcast I talk with Ann Baum, GASD Instructional Technology Director, who shares her thoughts about student learning and the many ways the school district is responding to changes and advances in learning and technology.
You can contact Ann Baum at [email protected] or by calling 717.334.6254.
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Musical Introduction by Daddy Long Legs.