July 18, 2018
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Mount graduate students from the college’s Education program helped some of Bishop Dunn Memorial School’s brightest minds to create memorable technology-based projects.
More than a dozen students from Mount Saint Mary College’s graduate Education program partnered with young minds at Bishop Dunn Memorial School to conceptualize, generate, and demonstrate long-term creative projects rooted in digital media.
The Bishop Dunn students worked with their Mount mentors over the course of about three months to create their projects. When the students’ parents were invited to see what their children had been working on, they were wowed by fully realized websites, podcasts, digital storybooks, and more.
The course was co-taught by two Bishop Dunn Memorial School staff members, both Mount adjunct professors: Nancy Benfer ’03 MSEd ’14, principal, and Donna Perk ’02 MSEd ’06, instructional technology specialist/administrator.
“This was an amazing class, for both Bishop Dunn and Mount Saint Mary College students,” said Perk. “The pieces that I read and saw were fantastic.”
The event took place in Bishop Dunn Memorial School’s revamped library, revealed earlier this year. Under the leadership of Jen Park, assistant librarian for Access and Outreach Services at the college’s Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center, several Mount students updated Bishop Dunn’s electronic check out system, as well as organizing the shelves according to categories.