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Wednesday, July 25 • 12:00pm - 12:20pm
Yates - Ditch the Desks! Classrooms of the Future are Here Now

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For more than 200 years the face of the classroom has remained relatively unchanged-a teacher standing in front of rows of desks with the students absorbing the information. The world outside of schools has been changing rapidly, isn't it time for the learning environment to do the same? 
East Irondequoit has emerged as a leader in digital conversion and is now focusing not only on what students use to learn but where they are learning. Through innovative technology in the classroom and flexible furniture, teachers are creating environments which are more reflective of how students are learning together in this digital age. Hear from the people who have been the ones leading the change and the kids they are teaching. 
Plus get a chance to try a hands-on demonstration of virtual reality glasses and see that the classroom is not only changing-it is limitless.


David Yates

Director of Communications, East Irondequoit Central School District
After spending nearly twenty years in television broadcasting Dave Yates found a home in the education communication field. There he has brought his understanding of the way the media operates to help expand his district's exposure. At the same time he has immersed himself in the... Read More →

Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:00pm - 12:20pm PDT
Statler Boston Park Plaza