Assistance League Donates Chromebooks to LCUSD

The Assistance League of Flintridge (ALF) recently donated 50 Chromebook tablets to the La Cañada Unified School District. These are loaned to students to replace nonfunctioning ones that cannot be repaired, and are provided to students in need, according to an ALF spokesperson.
“While ALF donates Chromebooks to LCUSD on an ongoing basis, this particular large donation takes place at an especially critical time since students and teachers are depending on electronic communication to complete assignments,” an ALF statement said.
Chromebooks are used by students in grades 5 through 12.
Two other updates regarding how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting ALF:
• Bargain Box Thrift Shop has temporarily closed and donations cannot be accepted.
• ALF has “regretfully concluded that it will not be able to offer Summer School this year; it is only the second time in its 42-year history that it has not taken place,” according to a spokesperson.
For current information regarding Assistance League of Flintridge, its programs and membership, visit ALFlintridge.org.

LCUSD Teachers Hit Summer School for Tech Education

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Chief Technology Officer Jamie Lewsadder leads a discussion about “Thinking Routines With Technology,” one of several sessions hosted by La Cañada Unified School District educators at last week’s Arcadia Innovation Summit.

School’s out, so you might imagine that La Cañada Unified School District’s teachers are kicking back on a beach somewhere, sleeping in or catching up on their favorite TV shows — but sitting attentively in classrooms at Arcadia High School?
Well, yes. A handful of LCUSD representatives participated in the annual Arcadia Innovation Summit last week. They were there either to absorb important information related to technology in education, or to give it away.
“We have some awesome teachers,” said David Pasziewicz, an instructional technology specialist. “So this is a good opportunity to share a lot of the really innovative work our teachers have been doing in class. Continue reading “LCUSD Teachers Hit Summer School for Tech Education”

PUSD Preschool Fairs Scheduled Throughout April

Preschools in Pasadena Unified include STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning.

Pasadena Unified School District’s preschools are holding fairs in April for prospective families to tour classrooms, register and learn about the preschool curriculum that is developing creative and confident learners.
Full-day preschools are offered at Pasadena Unified Children’s Centers, where the curriculum features opportunities for hands-on exploration and discovery to help build enduring critical thinking skills — and foster confidence so that young children are well-prepared for kindergarten.
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