The calendar for the coming South Huntington schoolyear represents a convergence of educational lessons and financial support through sponsorship.
Teq, a Huntington Station company that specializes in technology and professional development in classrooms, sponsored the colorful calendar, which has dispensed with photos of past school activities in favor of a strong educational message.
It serves as a multifaceted teaching tool, with illustrated "Teqsplorers" traveling through time and history by visiting various World's Fairs over the last 150 years to examine major inventions. The topic highlighted in each month's World Fair visit can then be further explored with a download of an interactive whiteboard lesson.
The subject for August, for example, is drawn from the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, where Alexander Graham Bell's invention, the telephone, was introduced to the public, as was Heinz ketchup. Both of those items are then further explored in math and reading lessons.
The 1939 World's Fair in New York is the subject of January's calendar, looking at the value of assembly lines; whiteboard lessons pursue the Futurama Exhibit topic in in math and the issue of the assembly line in reading.
In addition to listing all school activities throughout the district, the calendar includes some educational events Teq is participating in, such as a digital learning summit in Framingham, Mass., or a live webinar.