A Rockette At Bronx's P.S. 109
Members of Cablevision’s Power to Learn, a multi-faceted initiative dedicated to integrating technology into education, were joined today at P.S. 109 Sedgwick School in the Bronx, NY, by Assemblywoman Vanessa Gibson in a student-led presentation on New York’s historic Radio City Music Hall.Utilizing Cablevision’s Optimum Online high-speed Internet access provided to the school free of charge by Power to Learn as part of its “Triple Play for Education,” the students researched the history of the legendary venue and viewed an excerpt from this year’s Christmas Spectacular. They also participated in a Q&A session with Assemblywoman Gibson and a Radio City Music Hall Rockette.
“What a wonderful way for our children to celebrate the holiday season,” noted Assemblywoman Gibson. “Thanks to Cablevision, the students here today learned about the world-renowned Radio City Music Hall in an engaging way and were able to speak firsthand with one of the famed Rockettes. It was exciting and informative. I am sure these children will remember this interactive program for many years to come.”
Principal Amanda Blatter thanked Cablevision’s Power to Learn, noting, “We are very grateful to Cablevision for bringing this holiday program to our school – a program that made learning about a New York City landmark interesting and fun. The students were smiling the entire time and were totally focused. It was obvious every one of them enjoyed the program tremendously.”
“Cablevision’s Power to Learn is committed to providing students and their families with the best skills and opportunities for a successful future,” added Trent Anderson, Vice President of Education, Cablevision. “It’s important to provide schools with a diverse range of powerful tools including state-of-the-art technology that helps to engage and excite young minds. Today’s program about the renowned Radio City Music Hall truly brought the world into the classroom for these students.”
Power to Learn, Cablevision’s nationally recognized education initiative, empowers K-12 learning in the tri-state area by making technology in the classroom useful and by facilitating the home-school connection. Power to Learn's “Triple Play for Education” is now available free of charge to more than 4,000 schools within the company's service area in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. This initiative gives students and teachers access to Cablevision's full suite of cable television, high-speed Internet and digital voice-over-cable services for educational use. In addition, teachers, students and parents benefit from innovative educational content and tools available on www.powertolearn.com, a broadband Web resource dedicated to facilitating K-12 learning and the home-school connection.