Teq recently began work at a highly anticipated private school in New York City that will use Teq’s services and professional development to help fulfill its ambitious plans.
Avenues: The World School in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood is the first of 20 planned campuses that will make up an international system of independent pre-K through 12 schools. The school aims to create a highly-integrated learning community, with each of its locations connected by a common vision.
To those ends, Teq is providing professional development to teachers and administrators to strengthen teaching in core subject areas and to help integrate lessons with instructional platforms like SAFARI Montage and Edmodo. Teq is also outfitting the school with the latest technology, part of the school’s plan to provide excellent presentation in each of its 66 classrooms. “Instructional technology,” the school’s website says, “will be a part of every classroom setting.”
Classrooms will feature interactive projectors, document cameras, classroom audio and wall-mounted cameras for classroom capture. The school has also invested in Safari Montage, a digital media management and distribution system that will enable teachers to share lessons with each other and students and parents to access digital content from home.
“I can visualize it,” said Installations Supervisor Vito Scaglione. “I can definitely see the finished product, but we’re not gonna really see the full effect until it’s all done.”
Scaglione said it took countless hours coming up with the installation plans.
“We have to pay close attention to detail,” he said. “Our company has the capacity for a job like this and we’re going to do it clean and do it well.”
The school, scheduled to open in the Fall, has been working with Teq since January of 2012.