On March 19 the Bedford Public Schools will host the BPS Technology Showcase. The event will be held from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Bedford High School and will feature technology at all grade levels from Davis School through the high school. Bedford students will be presenters and will share how they are using technology in their classrooms.
The showcase has been a regular spring event for school faculty during which teachers shared best practices with their colleagues. Last year students at Davis School had the opportunity to present to the faculty and demonstrate how they were using technology in their classroom for every day learning, long term projects and problem solving.
Building on that success, the schools decided to add an additional evening showcase, open to the public, so that anyone in Bedford can see firsthand the impact they have made by supporting technology investments in our schools. There will be approximately 10 presentations from each school including robotics projects from Davis, Lane and Bedford High School. The presentations will cover a wide variety of topics and grades.
Donna Clements, Director of Technology and Library Media at the Bedford Public Schools, explained that the vision statement from Vision 2017 was at the core of all the decisions the schools made around technology in the classroom: “In the year 2017, the Bedford Public Schools will integrate technology in new and effective ways to enhance teaching and learning….. “We don’t just want students to be able to access information through technology,” she said, “we want them to be creators of knowledge, content, and creative expression.”