BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- The Briarcliff 2.0 initiative at Briarcliff Middle School entered its second stage this fall with the rollout of one-to-one devices.
“We must address student access to school resources, classroom experiences and activities, professional development for teachers and staff, and our learning environments if we are to properly prepare students for their future,” said Superintendent of Schools James Kaishian. “These are the fundamental issues that the Briarcliff 2.0 initiative attempts to address.”
Students at Briarcliff Middle School use touchscreen laptops that can be instantly transformed into tablets. Classrooms are undergoing physical transformations with the addition of mobile furniture outfitted with wheels, storage space and a desk-like tabletop.
New York State Senator David Carlucci visited the school on Sept. 22 as the students explored their devices and furniture and took advantage of the classroom's writable walls.
“It’s so smart to have furniture that really adapts to the learning environment,” said Sen. Carlucci. “We need to make sure that our students have the most appropriate learning environment possible. This furniture is state-of-the-art, efficient, and ensures that students can learn as much as possible in the time frame they have.”
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