CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ – The New York Jets and Teq recently teamed up to donate 2 Satalight Learning Stations, 1 SMART Board and 4 Lasso Sound Systems to P.G. Chambers School in Cedar Knolls, NJ. Jets players Matt Slauson, Jamaal Westerman, Joe McKnight, Rob Turner and Matt Kroul delivered and powered on the equipment designed to improve the learning environment for students with disabilities.
“After helping secure SMART Boards for PS 46 in Queens, NY, we saw what a powerful tool these boards can be in the hands of dedicated teachers, especially those who work with special needs students,” said Higgins. “And when several Jets players visited P.G. Chambers School last year and watched these inspiring, amazing kids work through tremendous adversity to obtain an education, we knew SMART Boards could help. Thanks to the help of Teq, we are bringing this transformative technology to P.G. Chambers School.”
Teq is the nation’s largest provider of interactive classroom technology and support services. They offer educators the complete technology solution, from SMART products and digital content to installation services and technical support. In addition, their training division offers a wide range of Professional Development services designed to help schools make the most of their technology purchase. “Technology has revolutionized the way educators teach and students learn,” says Teq’s Chief Administrative Officer Damian Scarfo. “And new products, like the Satalight Learning Station and Lasso Sound System, are now transforming special needs environments as well.” The Satalight is a portable and height adjustable SMART Board that can also be tilted to accommodate a wheelchair, while the Lasso Sound System provides teachers with voice amplification and phonic clarity when working with students with learning disabilities. “When the NY Jets introduced us to the P.G. Chambers School, we knew immediately that these products would be a perfect fit,” adds Damian Scarfo.
To demonstrate the power of the Satalight Learning Stations, SMART Boards and Lasso Sound Systems, P.G. Chambers School conducted a fun and interactive lesson with Jets players and students. “SMART Board interactive white boards are transforming the face of education by reducing barriers to learning while increasing the students’ understanding of materials,” said Executive Director Susan Seamans. “This is particularly true for students with disabilities, who often learn through non-traditional methods. At P.G.Chambers School, SMART Boards in the classrooms are touch-sensitive, giving students multiple options for interaction with the displayed information, for example, using their fingers, pen tools, or other objects to demonstrate their knowledge."
About P.G. Chambers School
At P.G. Chambers School, “discovering potential” is an important part of our mission, inspiring us to provide the best, most comprehensive educational and therapy programs for children with disabilities. Founded in 1954, P.G. Chambers School offers a wide range of educational and therapeutic programs designed to help children with learning, physical, speech and language, and sensory disorders develop the skills they need to realize their unique talents and capabilities. The school has a range of program offerings specifically designed for children from birth to age 22 years.
Teq is the nation’s largest provider of interactive classroom technology and support services. We offer educators the complete technology solution, from SMART products and digital content to installation services and technical support. In addition, our Training division offers a wide range of professional development courses and mentoring programs designed to help schools make the most of their technology purchase. Teq is headquartered in Farmingdale, New York and online at www.Teq.com.