GLENDALE—On Friday, May 31, Chamlian Armenian School’s Eastern Armenian Department Teacher and Chairperson, Saro Nazarian, embarked on a two day trip to Las Vegas, Nevada to conduct training on technology integration in the classroom for the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) Nevada “Shoushi” Chapter’s Saturday School teachers.
For the past three years, Nazarian has trained Chamlian’s Armenian language teachers on the use of the SMART Board Technology. St. Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Vartkes Arzoumanian, was informed about this program through the media, and contacted Chamlian’s Administration to arrange for a similar training for the Church’s Saturday School classes.
Through the training, Nazarian exposed the teachers to the basics of the SMART Board, and how it can be incorporated into the Armenian curriculum using various Armenian internet sites and YouTube documentary videos. With an interactive white board, a computer interface and a touch screen, the SMART Board is an excellent tool for teachers to further engage students in the learning process. The SMART Board also serves as an important teaching tool to meet the needs of students with varying learning styles.
“The integration of technology in education is essential,” states Chamlian Armenian School’s Principal, Vazken Madenlian. He adds, “Chamlian has done a lot of work in this regard. We would like to help any Armenian school in that regards and share our resources and experience.”
Chamlian Donates to Sister Schools
Chamlian Armenian School continuously strives to do its part in helping various community organizations. The school recently donated nine HP LaserJet printers to two of its sister schools, as well as various Armenian organizations. The printers will be used for administrative purposes to facilitate the operation of their facilities.
“We believe in the importance of cooperation amongst various community entities,” states Principal Vazken Madenlian, adding, “This is one way we can contribute to the betterment of the various organizations who have always been there for us. We are happy to be able to help.”