OACSD was the site for both an Innovation Summit and the
Health and Physical Education Regional Conference. The Innovation Summit was a collaboration
with the Windsor Central School District and took place in Owego Aplachin Middle
School and Owego Free Academy. Teachers
from both OA and Windsor created workshops and presentations that their
colleagues could choose to participate in.
Each presenter was given a special thank you gift that was created in
the OA STEAM Academy. OFA Technology
teacher, Mike Daly, created a notepad holder out of wood, using a laser engraver. Students in Melanie Murphy’s OFA Digital Art
class designed four different options that were engraved onto the cover. The summit was a great way for teachers to
share with fellow teachers some of the incredible things they do in the
classroom on a daily basis.
The Health and Physical Education Regional Conference took
place at Owego Elementary School. The
purpose of the conference was to begin to build a regional learning community
that can share effective practices to advance the health of students in Broome
and Tioga Counties. Numerous districts
sent Health and PE teachers to attend and learn from different presenters. Owego Apalachin Central School District P.E.
teachers, Koren Kinney and Rob Glielmi presented on some of the ways our
district incorporates technology into physical education, including using heart
With collaboration being a huge part of
professional growth, this was a tremendous day of learning from each other with
greater student success being the ultimate goal for everyone involved.