Here Comes Haiku

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This year were excited to announce that Synergy’s Middle School has moved to Haiku Learning – a Learning Management System (LMS). Haiku replaces Google Classroom that was first used last school year.

Haiku is a more robust LMS that allows for more teacher customization and better student interaction. Parents can also be connected separately to their students’ account.

Here’s our portal: https://synergyschool.haikulearning.com

Students will continue to use Google Apps to create and share their work in History, Language Arts, Science and Spanish classes.

Questions? Please e-mail Russ Curtis, Synergy’s Director of Technology: russ@synergyschool.org

See Haiku How-to-Videos:

Haiku Learning for Students

Haiku Learning for Parents Haiku for Parents

Haiku Learning for Teachers

Synergy Summer Tech Camp Continues To Grow

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Minecraft class at Synergy Summer Tech Camp 2015.

The second year of Synergy’s Summer Tech Camp continued to grow with new offerings and additional weeks. More than 85 students engaged in tech classes over six weeks that included Robotics, Tinkering, Minecraft, Coding, Video Production and Photoshop Art.

Classes were taught by current Synergy middle school teachers, Kristi Coale and Nisrene Kazimi.  Ian Sicurella, a Synergy alumni and Bard College student, was also a key instructor. Tech teacher assistants included Synergy alumni Dylan Weir, David Stull and Bryan LeBlanc.

The Tech Camp included students from the 10-14 age group. All classes met in upstairs classrooms and during breaks and lunchtime students were integrated into the regular summer program. Some current Synergy students took classes. A higher number of the enrolled students came from other private and public schools in the surrounding community.

More information on Tech Camp 2015

Read the Synergy Times story: The Founding of Tech Camp