Superintendents and administrators from across Nassau County gathered at the Levittown Memorial Education Center on Jan. 8 for the Nassau County Council of School Superintendents’ Emerging Technology Symposium. With the increase in technology in the education world, the event enabled school officials to explore technology products to expedite communication and enhance their students’ success.
The event featured several technology-based vendors who shared their products with the superintendents and administrators. Vendors included Tech Trep Academy, Footsteps2Brilliance, Actively Learn, Frontier, Buncee, Legends of Learning, DecisionEd, Flipgrid, Fly Sense Vape and Bully Detector and Discovery Education STEM Connect.
This was the first symposium of its kind for Nassau County school administrators. At the event, the administrators had six minutes to hear about the technology product of each vendor and ask questions.
“The premise is to get as much information in a compressed amount of time as possible and then leave it to the superintendents to follow up,” said Dr. Michael Nagler, NCCSS Technology Committee chairperson and superintendent of Mineola Public Schools. “It gives them a taste of what’s currently out there, what’s new to the tech market and if they like it, they have the opportunity to pursue it.”