Oak Ridge Schools will have its second Technology Town Hall presentation and question-and-answer forum on Tuesday, November 25.
The presentation and forum are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. November 25 in the Oak Ridge High School Auditorium. Residents, parents, and students are all invited.
Superintendent Bruce Borchers will have a brief presentation talking about the benefits of Oak Ridge Schools launching an innovative learning platform that integrates technology, a press release said. Borchers’ presentation will be followed by a live classroom-based technology demonstration by teacher Chris Layton and his students at Jefferson Middle School.
A video produced by Oak Ridge High School students and digital communication instructor David Kolodney will also be highlighted showing current digital events taking place in classrooms from the city’s elementary schools to the high school, the press release said.
“We heard from the last technology town hall that there was an absence of student emphasis,” Borchers said. “We wanted to show how students and teachers leverage digital resources during a typical day.”
Oak Ridge Schools officially started the second nine weeks of school as a BYOD (bring your own device) district. After the presentation, Borchers will be taking the community’s questions concerning advanced instruction and any other technology-related questions.
“We are excited to come back two months later and showcase the power of students and teachers in Oak Ridge and the work they are doing each day,” Borchers said.