PTA Tech Night

PTA Tech Night
Posted on 02/28/2018
PTA Tech NightA Message From Mrs. Dinkins:

Hello! I just wanted to share some exciting news that has graced Forest Hill!

In December, I wrote a grant through the National PTA, partnered with Google and we won! The grant was on digital literacy and valued at $1250! Part of our grant obligations were to host a family event during the National PTA's, Take Your Family to School Week. On Tuesday, Feb. 13, Forest Hill's PTA kicked-off the Take Your Family to School Week, by hosting a Tech Night. The event engaged students and their families in digital learning activities which increased knowledge and understanding on what is a chromebook; how chromebooks are used as a learning tool; and how chromebooks connect students to digital learning outside of the classroom. The event was amazing by having Forest Hill's administrators, staff, interpreters, TSA and APS administrators present to assist families in understanding digital learning. Forest Hill's TSA, Aaron McKinney and his supervisor, Jill Sweitzer were available to help families access Home Access. Forest Hill's staff were set up in different learning stations to lead and guide families/students in engaging Google activities; APS online learning tools, which included Pearson Math, Earobics and Benchmark Learning. "I was amazed to see all of the families that came out to support the event", Forest Hill's PTA President, Amanda Straubs stated! The best part of the event, was having the opportunity for families to receive the information in their native language by having APS interpreters present to provide translation service! I cannot say enough about the event and how much the families enjoyed food, fellowship and oh, did I forget to mention, the Google Pixelbook RAFFLE!!! Google, provided a Pixelbook to raffle off to one lucky family. Andrew Stroup, a 5th grader at Forest Hill and his family were the lucky winners!!!

Present to support the event were:
Gregory Blondheim, Forest Hill CLC Principal
Sarah Core, Forest Hill CLC Assistant Principal
Dr. Ellen McWilliams, APS Assistanat Superitendent
Patrick Bravo, APS Board of Education - President
Dr. Toan Dang-Nguyen, APS Learning Specialist
Dr. Loi Nguyen
Jill Sweitzer, TSA Supervisor
Tanya Nicholson, ACPTA President
Susan Hans, Ohio State PTA President
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