FULTON – Seventh graders on Team Green at the Fulton Junior High School now have increased access to learning thanks to their new Google Chromebooks.
The technology is made possible through the Fulton City School District’s one-to-one pilot program where each Team Green student has been assigned a school-related Gmail account with a Chromebook to access Google applications and other resources for their work throughout the day during Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STREAM) classes.
The new venture perfectly blends with the innovative learning opportunities the STREAM initiative has provided FJHS students.
If students leave less curious they are more prepared for high school.
The FJHS shift is moving from student engagement to student empowerment, where students have more accountability and actions in their own education.
This school year, FJHS will offer additional virtual learning opportunities through the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation’s distance learning program.
FJHS’s efforts have mirrored programs at East Syracuse-Minoa schools.
FJHS teachers recently attended a collaborative education summit with ES-M, where they learned how to encourage students to take charge of their educational goals from “The Innovator’s Mindset” author George Couros.
Local businesses and community connections also will help FJHS students gain real world experience.
Students will participate in higher education field trips as they work toward growing in learning and in life.
With the STREAM initiative, teachers also continue to lead students beyond curriculum content and into application of soft skills to better prepare them for their future.
That transitional concept has been a work in progress for about five years.