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Governor Wolf Tours Wingate Elementary

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When Governor Tom Wolf visited Wingate Elementary on Monday, March 9th, as a stop on his Schools that Teach Tour, he was able to see engaged learning in action.  “We use 21st Century technology for 21st Century learners,” said Wingate Principal Jim Orichosky, who along with BEA Superintendent Jeff Miles, led the educational tour throughout the halls of Wingate Elementary.

Governor Wolf visited a Kindergarten Class and watched as first-grade students used an interactive whiteboard to learn vowel sounds during a Reading Wonders lesson.  The governor visited two sections of fifth-grade classes, and spoke with students as they used Chomebooks to complete individual projects.  Another type of keyboard – not a computer keyboard – was being used in Music Class.  Smiling and applauding heartily, Governor Wolf thoroughly enjoyed listening to kindergarten students play a lively song on Orff instruments.

Governor Wolf ended his 45-minute-long tour of the school in the Wingate Elementary Library, which was still brightly decorated in a Dr. Seuss theme from last week’s Read Across America Day.  Governor Wolf spoke about his proposed budget and the need for the Commonwealth to invest in education, adding that “he was really impressed” with the technology and teaching techniques that he saw at Wingate Elementary.

Governor Wolf, we were proud to show you some of the great educational initiatives at the Bald Eagle Area School District!  You can read the CDT article here.