GREENBURGH ELEVEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The Elementary School is a day and residential public school serving both boys and girls. Each class has a teacher and teacher associate with 8 students on the roster. (8:1:1 ratio). The Elementary School provides a comprehensive educational program in accordance with the Regulations of the New York State Education Department. Instruction is based on New York State Standards and on students’ Individual Education Plans (IEP). The school year is extended to include a thirty-day summer program for all students. Students are prepared to become critical thinkers as well as self-confident, respectful, responsible, independent learners and citizens. This year there will be an emphasis on reading instruction in order to improve early literacy.
A specially trained and certified instructional staff employs a multitude of strategies and materials to teach students. Special subjects, such as art, music, physical education and technology are part of the program. This program allows teachers to meet the students’ academic, social and emotional needs. Families are an integral part of the school. Parents are invited to visit the school whenever they wish to meet with teachers, administrators and to observe their children in class.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is our behavior management program establishing a common language in the school of Respect, Responsibility and Safety. The students experiencing academic and social/emotional deficits, are rewarded for displaying positive character traits throughout the school day.
Students are provided with a quality education where diversity, creativity, mutual respect and self-esteem are emphasized and cultivated. A collaborative partnership exists among students, educators, parents, and the community. Successes are measured not only by students’ test scores but by who they become and the real life experience they gain at Greenburgh Eleven.
Dr. William Rolon
(914) 693-8500, Ext. 296
Importance of Active Learning in Elementary School
Kinems: A Whole Child Approach to Instruction
Kinems provides active learning, academic instruction, executive functions, precise individualization, and progress tracking together in specially designed educational games that engage elementary aged students in an immersive and embodied experience. The games use a Kinect camera to allow the student to see themselves under the sea or in a variety of virtual backgrounds while they jump, side walk, grab and answer challenging questions with their whole body. This fosters thinking capabilities and sensory motor skills, and teaches academics aligned to state standards. Designed specifically for students with disabilities, Kinems uses research-based occupational therapy protocols with standards-based academic learning to provide activities using multiple modalities. There are 37 games that offer individualized experiences with over 400 learning activities. Children can also play on the interactive smart board, tablets, laptops, Chromebooks and at home on any device.
For more information about Kinems : www.kinems.com