Active Learning Center hosts Careers students' videoconference

The LHRIC's Active Learning Center "classroom of the future" came in handy recently when students from the Southern Westchester BOCES Center for Career Service were invited to join a videoconference with the director Of admissions at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Rene Carver of Greater Southern Tier BOCES extended the invite for Animal Science students at the Careers campus in Valhalla to hear Jennifer Mailey explain admissions requirements, program offerings and the like. The ALC proved the ideal setting, so LHRIC leadership made it available for the occasion.  

Principal Orande Daring and Animal Science teacher Michael D'Abruzzo brought nearly a dozen students to SWBOCES Harrison campus 
for the event. They were among a half-dozen groups participating remotely and were able to ask question, view a simultaneous slide presentation and also see other participants from across the state and in places like Maryland. 

The ALC represents a pioneering approach to instruction that offers four different settings for varying sizes and levels of engagement among students and remote partners. Many schools are adopting the strategies it is used to demonstrate as instructional technology evolves.