PHOENIX, NY – Phoenix kindergartners in Pat McMonagle’s class connected with students from Steuben County recently for a videoconference focusing on a variety of subject areas.
From their classroom in Phoenix, the Michael A. Maroun students read the book “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?” and created their own character puppets.
Their peers from the Prattsburgh Central School District followed the same steps and the classes compared the things they see and experience within their local communities.
According to McMonagle, the kindergartners enjoyed the lesson and developed important skills through the process.
Students practiced reading, speaking listening and math, and developed presentation skills.
The videoconference was part of a distance learning offering provided by the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation.
The service strives to bridge the gap in educational opportunities and enhance learning experiences for students, teachers and community members by providing overall program coordination services, technical support, identification of district needs and connectivity access to school districts and educational institutions.