The College of Staten Island goes hi-tech with the help of Cesar Claro of the Richmond County Savings Foundation. Claro provided $25,000 to help the college purchase an interactive computer-based teaching tool to give a 21st Century boost to the Willowbrook college’s education department.

Cesar Claro of the Richmond County Savings Foundation donated $25,000 for the purchase and installation of a new hi-tech 21st Century teaching laboratory that includes a computer-based interactive “blackboard” as the centerpiece of a wireless laptop environment. Also available will be Ken Gold, acting chair of the education department, Richard Truitt, vice president for college advancement and Marlene Springer, president of CSI.

The demonstration of this interactive lab will showcase how it can be used to train teachers in teaching mathematics. Using the “Smartboard” technology, students may access Web based resources, have the ability to teleconference and the option of archiving video and presentation segments. The high resolution display and graphically enhanced modeling capabilities will allow teachers to demonstrate complicated geometric visual concepts.

4:30 p.m. Friday, February 6, 2004

College of Staten Island Education Department
Building 3S, Room 210
2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10314

EDITOR’S NOTE: You are invited to send a reporter and/or camera crew. If you plan to attend or send a representative, please contact Ken Bach at 718-982-2328 to make arrangements or for more information.