Monthly Archives: November 2016

Local Educators Present at State-Wide Conference

Wilmington, MA, October 1, 2016– Three members of the Wilmington Pubic Schools Technology Department will be presenting at the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) on October 19 and 20. The conference is at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA.

The MassCUE conference is co-sponsored with the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents. This conference is a time when Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, and Technology Educators all across Massachusetts come together and learn about new and emerging technologies.

Superintendent Mary DeLai said: “Providing high-quality engaging, personalized instruction is central to our vision and mission in Wilmington Public Schools.  Digital learning and technology integration are key to achieving our vision and critical to meeting the needs of diverse learners.  We are so fortunate to have faculty and administrators who are leading the way not just in Wilmington but across the Commonwealth.”

Traci Janson, Elementary Technology Integration Special will be presenting The Best of Technology Integration in the K-5 Classroom, Julie Kelley, WHS Technology Integration Specialist will be presenting“Google Tools for Integration , and Director of Technology, Anne-Marie Fiore will be presenting “Social Media; The Perspective of School Leaders”.

In the Loop returning to WCTV

WILMINGTON — Wilmington Community Television is partnering with the School Department to bring fresh and improved content to its audience in the coming months.

Anne-Marie Fiore, Wilmington Public Schools director of technology, is thrilled to get started on these projects.

“We’re resurrecting a show that they had called ‘In the Loop,'” Fiore said. “It was a district show highlighting the various achievements of students and staff in the district and also highlighting any programs and initiatives going on.” Continue reading In the Loop returning to WCTV

The Hour of Code is Coming to WPS

Wilmington, MA, November 20, 2016–   In a collaborative effort to increase awareness of computer science in schools, the Wilmington Public Schools Technology Department is joining the global movement to reach tens of millions of students to encourage them to try “an Hour of Coding” during the week December 5-11.  The Hour of Code is a one-hour introductory course designed to demystify computer science and show that anybody can learn the basics of computer programming. The goal is to have students take part in grade level specific activities. Code.org has created online resources for participants to use during the National Computer Science Week (December 5-11). These are very simple, easy to follow lessons that are student friendly.  The online resources can be found at https://code.org/learn

Our district-wide goal this year is to introduce every student in the Wilmington Public Schools to an “Hour of Code” and be part of the goal to reach over a 100 million students world-wide by the end of 2016. If you would like more information, please contact Anne-Marie Fiore at the Wilmington Public Schools or email at annemarie.fiore@wpsk12.com.

The Wilmington Public Schools is a high-performing district where all students are provided opportunities to learn through high-quality, rigorous curriculum and engaging, personalized instruction delivered in a safe, supportive, inclusive environment.  All members of our school community work together to develop confident, empathetic, life-long learners and responsible citizens.  Our students become innovative, creative, collaborative problem-solvers capable of making positive contributions to society.

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