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Learning Communities Overview
"Sharing knowledge occurs when people are genuinely interested in helping one another develop new capacities for action; it is about creating learning processes."
-Peter Senge, Sharing Knowledge, June 1998
In 1998, the Byram Hills School District embarked on a two year project to formally integrate technology into the curriculum from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The goal of this initiative was and continues to be to use technology in curriculum areas to create meaningful learning experiences for each and every student in the district.
Essential to our technology initiative is the idea of the "learning community." The concept of "learning communities" is adapted from Peter Senge’s book, The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization. While Senge’s book is devoted to improving performance and profitability through learning communities in a corporate setting, his ideas are transferable to a school setting. A learning community is a group of people who are dedicated to learning together in a safe environment that encourages dialogue, feedback, reflection and empowerment.
As a district, we are devoted to providing our students with the means, knowledge, and opportunity to excel and become productive, responsible digital citizens. Our professional learning communities have been formed within each of our schools to address common technology goals and create worthwhile learning experiences for students. Each community is facilitated by a faculty member who has received training in the technology and techniques with which we are working. Teachers collaborate monthly to discover and share technology practices which benefit student learning.
Reflection upon our work is an integral part of the district's professional learning This includes self-reflection, group reflection, as well as reflection on process and product. Of primary importance is the reflection on student learning. Byram Hills is committed to providing our students and faculty with the technological means for lifelong learning in the 21st century.
Learning Communities Meetings
Wampus: 3:20- 4:20 PM
HCC: 2:40 - 3:40 PM
BHHS: 2:35 - 3:35 PM
Learning Communities Dates for 2019 - 2020:
|Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
*Flexible Hours - each building will determine the months of the flexible hours.
Teachers may choose one of the options below during the four required flexible hours:
Registration for Sessions: (TBD)
All Facilitator meetings take place on a Monday at the times and locations noted below:
Facilitator Dates for 2019-2020:
Each summer, the District offers a rich array of professional learning sessions through the annual Cyber Camp. Teacher teams collaborate on ways to integrate new technology tools and instructional models into their curriculum and lessons. Cyber Camp provides a great opportunity for collaboration and continuous learning!
View the Cyber Camp 2019 webpage for more information. You can inquire with your Building Technology Coordinator if you have any questions.
If you have questions about registration, contact Johanna Siragusa at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 914-273-9200, x4967.
The Byram Hills Schools are closed until April 13th and utilizing e-learning opportunities. Please see all archived communications from Dr. Jen Lamia to the community via this LINK.
The Byram Hills School District and all other school districts in Westchester have been directed by Westchester County and New York State to provide childcare for children for healthcare workers and first responders (police, fire, EMS, and all public health workers) with no other childcare options. During this time of great need in Westchester County, the Armonk Children’s Corner will provide child care at our Coman Hill School utilizing up to three classrooms and the cafeteria with the number of students per room restricted by the Executive Order. There will be a nurse on staff.
Pending the availability of resources and the number of requests received, this childcare will be available for children ages 5 through 12, each weekday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Those who would like to participate must provide proof of employment (such as work ID) and fill out necessary medical and emergency information.
Please contact Armonk Children’s Corner at armonkchildrenscorner@gmail.