Striving To Thrive In The Northport-East Northport School District

The Northport-East Northport School District held its annual Superintendent’s Conference Day on Sept. 1 at Northport High School, where Superintendent of Schools Robert Banzer kicked off the morning with a warm welcome to all staff.

“We’re excited to see what this year holds,” Banzer remarked, “and to see what new avenues we can take to reach our students.”

Keynote speaker Meeno Rami, author of Thrive: 5 Ways to Invigorate your Teaching, addressed the staff, encouraging thinking outside of the box, collaboration and supporting each other.

Afterwards, faculty had the opportunity to choose a training session. Sessions included Chromebook 101, Google Classroom, Engaging Students and Managing your Classroom with Chromebooks, and more. These mini workshops further prepared middle school faculty for the 1:1 Chromebook initiative, which was put into place to foster innovation, and to help students be more active learners in the digital world.

Additionally, Meeno Rami held a separate session, addressing the topic of using game-based learning in the classroom to capture the attention of students.

“Always remember, you don’t teach art or math or science,” Rami told the staff, “you teach students. There’s a difference.”


Superintendent Robert Banzer and keynote speaker Meeno Rami on Superintendent’s Conference Day in Northport-East Northport on Sept. 1, 2017.

Teachers in the Northport-East Northport School District learned to utilize their Chromebooks in different ways in a Chromebook 101 session.

 Photos courtesy of the Northport-East Northport Union Free School District

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