Teachers take trip to Tech Valley High | Schools
Educators from Gloversville and the Fonda-Fultonville schools dominated the latest contingent of visitors to tour Tech Valley High School.
With about two-dozen education and business leaders present, twenty were from the two school districts that are part of New York's Leatherstocking Region. The three-hour study tours feature information on principles and practices followed at TVHS, as well as provide an opportunity for educators to observe TVHS faculty and staff in the classroom.
While being given a tour of the school by seniors Cody Bagley and Leilani Yasutake and sophomore Andrea Thurber, the visiting educators took in a lesson involving freshmen designing a solution to transportation problems in Africa and sophomores working to address the problem of hospital-borne infections.
"We have enjoyed a strong interest and support from schools in that region and continue to welcome the interest," said Tech Valley High School Principal Dan Liebert.
In the latter lesson, the sophomores are working with the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering to develop two possible technology solutions to the problem. While in the lab, the visitors looked through microscopes at the possible nano-scale solutions and asked numerous questions of the students.
The tour attendees also heard from a panel of students who fielded questions on a wide variety of topics than ranged from homework to the social aspects of Tech Valley High.