New trends bring new ways to help students shape their future
As a new year launches, new education trends, programs, and experiences are arming Hudson Valley students with new tools, enriched perspectives, and better preparation for life after school. And, current students aren’t the only ones to benefit. The innovative approaches also help schools distinguish themselves while competing for future students.
Head of School Matt Heard explains Dutchess Day School’s approach: “These learning adventures are exciting and highly anticipated traditions at Dutchess Day School. From the Adirondacks to Cape Cod, and Washington DC, DDS offers culminating experiential learning opportunities that augment the academic vigor found in our classrooms. This balance is one of the many factors that defines ‘the Dutchess Day difference.’”
Not surprisingly, technology is an area that’s constantly evolving. Kennedy Catholic High School, for example, is committed to providing effective digital learning and instruction. “The iPad program at Kennedy Catholic gives each student the opportunity to use cutting-edge technology in class and at home,” explains Antonia Jenkins, Dean of Academics at Kennedy Catholic. “The iPad program works in conjunction with the school’s Canvas Learning Management System, which allows teachers to create an interactive learning environment for the student. This online college preparatory component prides itself on being safe, secure, and providing students with a 21st century learning experience.”
Part of ensuring future success includes taking advantage of college summer programs for high school students. As Bonnie Dungan, Director, Summer/Parent Programs, for Alfred University explains, “Here at Alfred University Summer Programs, we believe learning should be fun; what better way to experience ‘the college experience’ than on a college campus. We offer in-depth instruction in a variety of high school institutes and sports camps. With Alfred University’s excellence in teaching and quality programming, there’s no better place to be over the summer than at Alfred University, learning from distinguished faculty and coaches alongside others with similar likes and interests.”
1 Saxon Dr
Dutchess Day School
415 Rte 343
Kennedy Catholic High School
54 Rte 138
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