Senator Martins Delivers Grant to Mineola Schools

Jack M. Martins

January 18, 2013

Funding Used for Technology to Enhance Student Learning

The Mineola School District, thanks to the efforts of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Nagler, the Board of Education, administrators and community, is on the cutting edge of employing technology as a effective tool for teaching and learning.

Using grant funding obtained by Senator Jack M. Martins, the district purchased IPads for use in the classroom at Mineola Middle School to enhance the solid education students are already receiving. Recently, Senator Martins visited the middle school, meeting with Dr. Nagler and Principal Matt Gaven, to see how the IPads are being used.

Senator Martins visited Mr. Luskoff’s seventh grade social studies class, where the senator was able to see firsthand how the students use IPads in the classroom to learn about American history by downloading content and participating in an interactive experience.

“The Mineola School District is doing some wonderful things. The use of technology engages the students and students who are engaged, learn much more effectively. My compliments to the administration, board, staff and the students themselves for their efforts,” Senator Martins said.

While at Mineola Middle School, the school was being visited by some of the members of the Uniondale School District community who wanted to learn more about Mineola’s use of technology to possibly expand their own program. The representatives from Uniondale came away extremely impressed with the staff and students in Mineola.